Licensure and Certification State Licensure Most states in the country require an esthetician to obtain a license in order to practice. Licensing requirements vary greatly from state-to-state and city-to-city. Please contact the appropriate state licensing agency to see what is required in your state. Alabama Maine Oklahoma Alaska Maryland Oregon Arizona Massachusetts Pennsylvania Arkansas Michigan Rhode Island California Minnesota South Carolina Colorado Mississippi South Dakota Delaware Missouri Tennessee Florida Montana Texas Georgia Nebraska Utah Hawaii Nevada Vermont Idaho New Hampshire Virginia Illinois New Jersey Washington Indiana New Mexico Washington, DC Iowa New York West Virginia Kansas North Carolina Wisconsin Kentucky North Dakota Wyoming Louisiana Ohio States with No State Licensure Connecticut is the only state in the U.S. that does not have state wide licensing or certification of estheticians. If you reside in this state check with local municipalities to ensure all requirements are met in order to practice skincare.