Theory Test Information
The theory test is offered in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. The theory test requires a score of 75% or higher to pass. This test validates the applicant's knowledge of minimal competency within the core scopes of practices for each license type and how to deliver the services in a safe and sanitary manner.
The number of test question varies depending on the professional license test:
- Esthetics theory test contains 85 questions
- Electrology theory test contains 55 questions
- Cosmetology theory test contains 110 questions
- Hair Braiding theory test contains 55 questions
- Hair Design theory test contains 95 questions
- Instructor theory test contains 55 questions
- Nail Technology theory test contains 70 questions
More information on the theory test questions and the content breakdown can be found on the Theory Test Outline page.
Translation services may be obtained for a fee by contacting the following:
- Las Vegas- 8th District Court Translators-702-671-4578
- Reno- The Language Connection-775-323-7883
- Reno- Nevada Hispanic Services-775-826-1818
- Reno- University of Nevada Reno Language Bank-775-784-7515 ext: 227