Florida Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Florida is controlled by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Florida
Specific requirements to perform manicures and nail 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?
Is a specific manicurists and nail technicians license required?
An approved nail specialist program consists of at least 240 hours of education.
The minimum curriculum for nail specialty training in Florida includes:
Florida cosmetology laws and rules: 5 hours
HIV/AIDS: 4 hours
Sanitation: 4 hours
Ethics: 2 hours
Nail theory, practice, and related subjects, including nail disorders and diseases: 85 hours
A nail specialist program curriculum must also include training/study in the following services:
Manicures: 20 hours
Pedicures: 10 hours
Tips with overlay: 37.5 hours
Nail wraps/mending: 15 hours
Nail fill-ins: 10 hours
Artificial nail removal: 5 hours
Polishing and nail art: 5 hours
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?
What are fees associated with licensing?