ManicuristBoard of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
A person who manicures or pedicures the nails of any person, or performs nail artistry.
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 600 hours in the practice and theory of manicuring at a school of cosmetology.
Written and practical examination.
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.
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
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 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.
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.