Indiana Cosmetology License

The complete process of obtaining an Indiana cosmetology license in cosmetology, nail technology, or esthetics by the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology, all students must fulfill the requirements listed below by the Indiana Cosmetology Board. When getting an Indiana cosmetology license, there is no woring approach as long as you have completed your courses at a Indiana cosmetology school. As stated by the Indiana (IN) State Board of Cosmetology, to get an Indiana cosmetology license, you must have attended a Indiana cosmetology school or when moving into the state, the Indiana Cosmetology Board, requires you to satisfy their guidelines.

After competing your training, you are required to pass a licensing exam issue by the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology. Upon successfully passing, you will receive your Indiana cosmetology license. You are now permitted to work in the state of Indiana. Remember, just because you earned your Indiana cosmetology license, you should still seek additional education to get full values from your Indiana cosmetology license. Please contact the Indiana Cosmetology Board for additional info.

Indiana Cosmetology Board Requirements
COSMETOLOGIST: 1500 hours
ESTHETICIAN: 700 hours
NAIL TECHNICIAN: 450 hours

Additional Indiana Cosmetology Board Requirements
Applicants for Cosmetologist and Estheticians must be at least 18 years of age and have at least a 10th grade education or its’ equivalent, applicants for a nail technician must be at least 17 years, 6 months of age and have at least an 8th grade education.

Indiana Cosmetology Board Reciprocity
Applicants that have been licensed as a Cosmetologist in another state may get a license in the state of Indiana as long as the state they are originally licensed in has requirements equal to those of Indiana. In the cases where the training is less than Indiana’s requirements than the applicant will receive 100 hours of credit for each 1 year period of practical work experience. All applicants regardless of length of time licensed in another state must take an examination on the Rules and Regulations of Indiana pertaining to the profession they are applying for licensure in. If the issuing state did not require the applicant to take a practical examination they must do so to become licensed in Indiana.

Indiana Cosmetology State Board Contact Information
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
State Board of Cosmetology Examiners
302 W. Washington St., Rm. EO-34
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2980 (phone)
317-232-2312(fax)

The Indiana State Board of Cosmetology will assist you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or modification of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other helpful forms, as well as answer further questions about getting an Indiana cosmetology license.

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