Student FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are all the types of professional licenses offered by the Nevada state board of cosmetology?

Please visit our License Services' page for more information.

2. Will Nevada accept my partial school hours from an out-of-state school?

It is likely that some of your hours can transfer from an out-of-state school to a licensed school in Nevada. You must be able to provide a transcript with a breakdown of hours earned in each subject for review.

3. What is the hour requirement for licensing?

Please visit our License Services page for more information.

4. Once I have completed school do my hours ever expire?

No. If you have not completed school within four (4) years, your hours may no longer be valid. Please contact us at info@nvcosmo.com for more information.

5. Can a student enrolled at a cosmetology school also register as a Makeup Artist and/or Threader?

Yes, please complete the Makeup Artist and/or Threader Registration Application.

6. Where can I find the schools that are licensed with Nevada state board of cosmetology?

Please visit our Student Resources page for more information.

7. Can I transfer hours from another school in another state to the state of Nevada?

It is likely that some of your hours can transfer from an out-of-state school to a licensed school in Nevada. You must be able to provide a transcript with a breakdown of hours earned in each subject for review.

8. I currently attend a Nevada school how can I change to another school in Nevada?

Contact the applicable school.

9. I completed my program here at a school in Nevada and would like to transfer my hours to another state. How can I do that?

Complete an online Certification Request for hours to be sent to another state board and/or school.

10. I completed hours in a school outside of Nevada what should I do to become license here?

Complete an Individual Application and indicate that you are an Out-of-State Testing Applicant.

11. Once I finish my tests what do I need to do for licensing?

You will receive your test(s) scores immediately after finishing the test(s). If successfully passed, you can select whether to obtain a two (2) year or four (4) year license. A two (2) year license is $70.00 and a four (4) year license is $140.00.

12. How many times can I take the test?

There is no limit.

13. What percentage do I need to pass?

A percentage of 75% is needed to pass.

14. How can I study for my exams?

Please visit our Testing Services page for more information.

15. How much is the testing fee?

The testing fee for a first attempt is $110.00.

16. How much does it cost to retake the test?

A re-take fee is $75.00 except for Hair Braiders, the re-take fee is $110.00.

17. Where does testing take place?

Southern Nevada individuals test at the Las Vegas office.

Northern Nevada individuals test at the Reno office.

18. How long until I receive my testing results?

The test results are available shortly after completion.

19. What languages is the test offered?

The tests are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

20. I have a learning disability can I be accommodated with extra time or reader?

Accommodations can be made with proper medical documentation. Please contact us at info@nvcosmo.com.

21. What can I do if the test is not offered in my language?

You may obtain a certified translator at your own expense.

22. Can I use a translator?

Yes, information on how to contact a translator can be found on the Individual Application. Translators must come from one of the language resources available on the application.

23. How often are tests given?

Daily or weekly, depending on test and license type.

24. Does the board accept foreign documents?

Yes, but all documents must be formally translated to English and reviewed on a case-by-case scenario.

25. What if I attended school in a foreign country?

You may still apply, but all documents must be formally translated to English and reviewed on a case-by-case scenario.

26. Can the office take my photo for my application?

Yes.