Idaho Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Idaho: The Gem State

If you are interested in getting your Idaho cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licesned in the Gem State!

Licenses Available:

Nail Technology

Required Hours:
Cosmetology: 2000 Cosmetology School Hours (4000 Apprentice Hours)
Electrology: 500 Electrolysis Hours  + 300 Skin Care Hours (1600 Apprentice Hours)
Esthetics: 600 Esthetician Hours (1200 Apprentice Hours)
Nail Technology: 400 Hours (800 Apprentice Hours)

License Requirements:
Must be at least 16.5 years of age.
Must have finished at least two years of high school or equivalent.

Reciprocity granted to those applicants whose State has the same requirements or greater than Idaho. Work experience is a consideration if it is within the past three years. 

Idaho cosmetology licenses expire on the licensee's birthday each year. To renew a license in Idaho, the following must be provided to the ID cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee

ID State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Idaho State Board of Cosmetology
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Owyhee Plaza
1109 Main St.(Suite220)
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 334-3233

Find ID Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Idaho cosmetology schoolsin your area to find a quality institution that fits your needs. Upon completing your program, you can obtain your state licensure and begin a rewarding career in beauty.