Nail Technologist

Nail Technologist

(600 Hour Requirement)

Scope of Practice

A nail technologist is a licensed professional that engages in the practice of nail care treatment and services. The scope of practice for a nail technologist in the State of Nevada is:

  • Care of another’s fingernails or toenails;
  • Beautification of another’s nails;
  • Extension of another’s nails; and
  • Massaging of another’s hands, forearms, feet or lower legs.

How to Get Licensed

If you are just starting to research careers as a nail technologist, please visit our Student Resources page for more information. The nail technology program in Nevada is 600 hours in length and takes an estimated eighteen (18) weeks or less to complete at 35 hours of schooling per week.

If you are currently enrolled as a nail technology 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 a nail technology 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.