AestheticianBoard of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
An aesthetician does one or more of the following; massage, clean, stimulate, manipulate, exercise, beautify or perform similar work with hands or mechanical or electrical apparatus or by use of cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions or creams; places or applies artificial eyelashes, gives facials, applies makeup, gives skin care or removes superfluous hair by tweezing, depilatories or waxing.
Be at least sixteen years of age and have completed at least two (2) years of high school or received at least a score of thirty-eight percent (38%) on the GED® or HiSET® examination.
Satisfactory completion of a course of instruction of not less than 750 hours in the practice and theory of aesthetics at a school of cosmetology.
A written and practical examination is required. For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at https://test-takers.psiexams.com/ or by phone, 800-733-9267.
Renewals are required every two years.
Application and Fees
To apply for an initial license please visit www.core.tn.gov. The fee for an initial application is $60.
License renewals can be done here.
The Aesthetician 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.
Licenses expired for more than three (3) years become invalid. In order to reinstate an invalid license, the licensee must take reinstatement exams. There are no waivers to this provision.