Utah Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Utah is controlled by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Utah

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

Your first step will be to complete Utah’s nail technician training requirements. To accomplish this you will need to graduate from a program that offers at least 300 hours of manicurist courses.

Nail technician schools will offer a curriculum that covers subjects like:

Personal, client and salon safety
Tools and equipment
Human immune system
Anatomy and physiology
Diseases and disorders of the nails and skin
Pedicure and manicure techniques
Science for nail technology
Artificial nail techniques
Business and salon management
Legal issues
There are nine approved manicurist schools in Utah offering nail technician courses that meet the state’s education requirement. You can find a complete listing of approved schools on page 14 of the Utah Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB). Approved nail technician schools are located in:

Cedar City
Midvale
Saint George
Layton
Ogden
Roy
Delta
Salt Lake City
Utah also allows you to qualify through an approved apprenticeship program of at least 375 hours over at least three months.

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

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

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 biannually by September 30th of odd-numbered years

What are fees associated with licensing?

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

Location(s):

Utah