DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

License Requirements - Maryland Board of Cosmetologists

 
  • Cosmetologist:  Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.  Applicant must submit proof of completion of 1500 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 24 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.
  • Esthetician:  Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed the 9th grade or G.E.D. Applicant must submit proof of completion of 600 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 12 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.
  • Nail Technician:  Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.  Applicant must submit proof of completion of at least 250 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 8 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.
  • Senior Cosmetologist:  Two (2) years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and passing grades on the Senior Cosmetologist Exam and the Cosmetologist Exam.
  • Owner Salon:  Submit approved use and occupancy permit from local zoning agency with license application.
  • Owner Limited Practice:  Owner Limited Practice license is issued for either manicuring or esthetician. Submit approved use and occupancy permit from  local zoning agency with license application.
  • Apprentice Cosmetologist:  Limited to 1 one-year original license & 2 one-year renewals; Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist.  Must complete 24 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.
  • Apprentice Esthetician:  Limited to 1 one-year original license & 1 one-year renewal; Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist or a 2 year licensed esthetician.  Must complete 12 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.
  • Apprentice Nail Technician:  Limited to 1 one-year original license; Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a licensed senior cosmetologist or 2 year licensed nail technician.  Must complete 8 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.