North Dakota Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

North Dakota: The Peace Garden State

If you are interested in getting your North Dakota cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licensed in the Peace Garden State!

Licenses Available:


Required Hours:
Cosmetology: 1800 Beauty School Hours
Electrology: 600 Electrolysis Training Hours
Esthetics: 600 Esthetician Hours
Manicurist: 350 Nail School Hours

Minimum Requirements:
Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

ND grants reciprocity to applicants whose original state of licensure requires the same or greater criteria than North Dakota requirements. Work experience will be considered for cosmetologists only. All reciprocal license applicants must pass the North Dakota Law & Santation written tests.

North Dakota cosmetology licenses must be renewed annually. At last update, North Dakota required 4 hours of continuing education per renewal period. To renew your license in North Dakota, the following is due to the ND cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee
- Proof of continuing education hours

ND State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information;
North Dakota Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2177
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502-2177
Phone: (701) 224-9800
Fax: (701) 222-8756

Find ND Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for North Dakota cosmetology schools in 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.