Pennsylvania Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Pennsylvania: The Keystone State

If you are interested in getting your STATE cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licensed in the NICKNAME!

Licenses Available:
, Cosmetician

Required Hours:
Cosmetologist: 1250 Beauty School Hours (2000 Apprentice)
Cosmetician: 300 Cosmetology School Hours
Manicurist: 200 Nail School Hours

License Requirements:
Must be at leats 16 years of age.
Must have at least 10th grade education.

Reciprocity is granted to all applicants from states with which PA has an understanding of reciprocity, and that have at least two years of work experience. For states without a reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania, the appilcant must pass practical and written exams.

Pennsylvania cosmetology licenses are valid for two years. There are no continuing education requirements at this time. To renew your license in Pennsylvania, the following is due to the PA cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee

PA State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-7130
Fax: (717) 705-5540

Find PA Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Pennsylvania 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.