Oregon Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

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

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Oregon

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

There are two types of Nail Technician schools in Oregon that are recognized by the State Board of Cosmetology:

Private career schools – these nail technician schools will include a curriculum of at least 350 hours plus an additional 250 hours in career development, safety, and infection control
Competency-based programs – if you already have experience in the field of nail technology you can choose a competency-based program that will allow you to challenge certain manicurist courses and skip portions of the curriculum once you test-out of these
Your curriculum will include nail technician courses that cover the following subjects:

Instructions in nail technology
Artificial nail techniques
Manicure and pedicure
Natural nail care
Hand and foot massage
Safety and sanitation
Career development

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

Oregon State 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?

License will expire every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?

Location(s):

Oregon