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.