(900 Hour Requirement)

Scope of Practice

An esthetician is a licensed professional that provides skin care treatment and services. The scope of practice for an esthetician in the State of Nevada is:

  • Beautifying, massaging, cleansing or stimulating the skin of the human body by the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams, or any device, electrical or otherwise, for the care of the skin;
  • Applying cosmetics or eyelashes to any person, tinting eyelashes and eyebrows, and lightening hair on the body; and
  • Removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by the use of depilatories, waxing, tweezers or sugaring, but does not include the branches of cosmetology of a cosmetologist, hair designer, shampoo technologist, hair braider, electrologist or nail technologist.

How to Get Licensed

If you are just starting to research a career as an esthetician, please visit our Student Resources page for more information. The esthetic program in Nevada is 900 hours in length and takes an estimated twenty-six (26) weeks or less to complete at 35 hours of schooling per week.

If you are currently enrolled as an esthetics student in the State of Nevada and you have completed the practical test at your school, you must schedule for your theory and Nevada State Law Test. Please contact your school representative to schedule your tests with the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology.

If you have completed hours outside the State of Nevada (out of state or out of country hours) in an esthetic program, you must pass the theory, Nevada State Law, and practical tests. You must be able to provide beauty school transcripts or documentation to be eligible for the tests. Please complete the Individual Application.

If you are licensed in another state, district, or territory you may be eligible for reciprocity (transferring your license to Nevada). Please visit our Reciprocity Information page for more information.