Georgia Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Georgia is controlled by the Georgia Board of Cosmetology.

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Georgia

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?

Nail Technician

Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians

You must complete a manicurist program of 525 hours over a minimum of four (4) months. Programs such as these include courses in the following theoretical and practical subjects:


Skin Diseases and Disorders
Nail Structure and Growth
Nail Product and Chemistry
General Anatomy and Physiology
Infection Control
State Board Preparation
Georgia Rules and Regulations
Spa/Salon Business

UV Gel Nails and Acrylic Powder Dip
Electric Filling
Manicuring – Parrafin, Spa, French
American and Gel Polish
Product Knowledge
Gel Nails
Warm Stone Treatments
Color Acrylics
Nail Art and Airbrush Art
Nail Maintenance
Wraps, Silk, and Fiberglass
Tip Application
Artificial Nails odorless Acrylic Sculptured Nails
Therapy—French and American

What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?

Georgia Board of Cosmetology

What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renew your license on August 31 on each odd-numbered year

What are fees associated with licensing?

For fees, licensing duration and renewal details check with local governing body.