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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 29, 2015
License Title: Manicurist

License Description: Manicurists cleanse, shape and polish the fingernails and massage the hands and lower arms of any person. It does not include the application of nail extensions, artificial nails or pedicures (See Nail Technologist).

Number of Licences or Certificates Held in 2001: 5

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa, Chapter 157; Iowa Administrative Code 645, Chapters 60-65

Requirements for License: Applicants must successfully complete a 40-hour training course from an approved school of cosmetology arts and sciences. It will consist of 26 hours in theory and 14 hours applied instruction. Applicants must pass the required exam.

Eight hours of continuing education are required biennially, of which four hours must be in the prescribed practice discipline for license renewal.

Application: $50
Duration: Two years
Renewal: $50
Exam: $75 - Theory
$30 - Iowa Law
Other: $10 - Temporary Permit

When:Applicants must pass the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology manicurist exam and the Iowa Law exam.

To arrange a test, eligible candidates may contact:
Experior Testing Service
1260 Energy Lane
St Paul MN 55108-5252

License Authority:
Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences Examiners
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: 5152814416

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