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.

Theory Test Outlines are available English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.

The number of test questions on each test is listed by the professional license below:

  • Esthetics theory test contains 85 questions with a two (2) hour time limit.
  • Electrology theory test contains 55 questions with an hour and a half time limit.
  • Cosmetology theory test contains 110 questions with a two (2) time limit.
  • Hair Braiding theory test contains 55 questions with an hour and a half time limit.
  • Hair Design theory test contains 95 questions with a two hour time limit.
  • Instructor theory test contains 55 questions with an hour and a half time limit.
  • Nail Technology theory test contains 70 questions with an hour and a half time limit.

More information on the theory test questions and the content breakdown can be found on the Theory Test Outline page.

Interpreter services may be obtained for a fee. You may visit Nevada Court's website for a Interpreters Roster or you may call on the the services below:

  • Las Vegas- 8th District Court Interpreters-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