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Georgia Cosmetology License

We asked 3 job seekers about their Georgia Cosmetology License. This is what they told us:

  • 67% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Georgia Cosmetology License

Georgia Cosmetology License Requirements & Costs

In Georgia, cosmetologists can complete their training through a state-licensed school program or through hands-on training in an apprenticeship program.1 For those who opt for apprenticeship programs, the training requirements are:

  • Cosmetology – 18 months and 3,000 hours
  • Esthetician – 18 months and 2,000 hours
  • Nail Technician – 8 months and 1,050 hours
  • Hair Design – 14 months and 2,650 hours
  • Master Barber – 18 months and 3,000 hours

To acquire a license, all applicants must pass written and practical exams. Apprentices must take the practical portion of the exam within the first 12 months of apprenticeship.

Apprentice licenses cost $90. For all types of licenses, the initial license is $30. License renewals are $50 for cosmetologists, hair designers and master barbers, and $45 for estheticians. Licenses must be renewed every other year. Cosmetology license and practice is overseen by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers1.

Blurb information last updated December 2019. General cosmetology requirements and steps to obtain license may be found here.


1. “Georgia State Cosmetology License”. Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. Retrieved November 2019.

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Why did you decide to earn your Georgia Cosmetology License?

Based on 3 responses

Required for my current job


Make more money


Changing careers


Get an edge over other candidates


Help my career progression




What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 2 responses

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What do people wish they knew before earning their Georgia Cosmetology License?

2 people answered

“I wish I knew that it didn’t transfer to all 50 states.”

Dec. 13, 2019

“That it can be difficult sometimes.”

Aug. 28, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Georgia Cosmetology License?

2 people answered

“Be prepared to be patient and to be a hard worker.”

Aug. 28, 2019

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