Reciprocity Information

Important Information for California Applicants

On October 8, 2018, the members of the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology unanimously voted to no longer recognize six (6) California schools of cosmetology. The Nevada State Board voted to no longer recognize these schools because each of the six schools outlined below have, on at least two occasions, provided inaccurate information and/or documentation to the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology on behalf of students or graduates seeking licensure in Nevada.
The six (6) schools are:
1-1st Academy of Beauty, 8823 Garvey Avenue, Unit B1, Rosemead, CA 91770 2-Amy Beauty School, 290 Corporate Terrace Circle, Suite 104, Corona, CA 92879 3-John Ridgel’s Academy, 9526 East Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 917804-Santa Ana Beauty College, 1926 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 927065-Tammy Beauty Academy, 12235 Beach Boulevard, Stanton, CA 906806-Victoria Beauty College, 1350 South Park Victoria Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035
Applicants that have attended any of the six (6) schools listed above will not have their applications for reciprocity or student testing reviewed or processed.

If you are licensed in another state, you may be eligible for reciprocity. Reciprocity is Nevada's recognition of your license in esthetics, cosmetology, hair braiding, hair design, nail technology and your license to instruct from another state, district, territory, or country. The total cost for submitting a reciprocity application is $325.00

In order to be eligible for reciprocity in the State of Nevada, your license must be active and in good standing in another state. Applicants must complete an Individual Application and submit the required information and pass a 25-question Nevada State Law Test with a 75% or higher to become licensed.

Please Note: Nevada does not recognize Florida licenses titled Facial Specialist or Full Specialist. The scopes of practice for these licenses are not comparable to a license in the State of Nevada.

In order for us to verify your licensing information in another state, we will review you License Certification from your current state. A License Certification is an official document with your important license information from your current licensing state.

If you are licensed in one of the following states, we will look up your licensing information online when we receive your application. No need to contact your current licensing state.

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, or Wisconsin.

However, if you are licensed in a state listed below, you must contact your state board and have a License Certification sent to us.

Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming or other US Territory.