District of Columbia Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in the District of Columbia is controlled by the D.C. Board of Barber and Cosmetology.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in District of Columbia
Specific requirements to perform manicurists and nail technicians services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.
Who’s allowed to perform these services?
Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians
The nail technology program, which must be satisfactory to the Board, must be at least 350 hours long and must include the following courses (shown with the minimum training hours):
Manicuring (water and oil): 100 hours
Personal hygiene: 25
Ethics, salesmanship: 25
Courtesy, conduct, communication skills, D.C. law: 35
Anatomy and physiology: 25
Bacteriology, pathology: 30
What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?
What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
Expires in even-numbered years
What are fees associated with licensing?