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Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners


A person who manicures or pedicures the nails of any person, or performs nail artistry.

Licensing Requirements

Be at least sixteen years of age, complete a course of instruction of not less than 600 hours in the practice and theory of manicuring at a school of cosmetology.

Examination Requirements

Written and practical examination.

Renewal Requirements

Renewal notices mailed approximately one month prior to renewal date. Licensee required to submit renewal notice with required fee, if applicable, due by expiration date on license.

Application and Fees

For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at or by phone, 800-733-9267.

License renewals can be done here.

The Manicurist renewal fee is $60.00, as set forth in Rule 0440-1-.13(3) of the Tennessee Rules of Cosmetology.

The renewal form and fee must be submitted to the board office prior to the expiration date listed on the license.  If the renewal is not processed prior, there is an additional late fee of $25.00 per license.  If the late fee is due, your license is not renewed.