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Nail Technician Licensing in Alaska



Alaska Nail Technician License Requirements

Whether you prefer square tips, rounded tips, or pointed tips, a beautiful manicure makes any look complete. In the state of Alaska, consider becoming a nail technician and learning the skills that can turn any set of nails into a piece of art.

In Alaska, you must earn your license from the Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers before you begin working. In 2016, the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers changed the requirements from a 12-hour license to a 250-hour license. Get an overview of costs and requirements below.

Nail Tech Licensing Requirements in Alaska

• $120 testing fee
• $150 application fee
• Fees to be paid by check or money order
• 250 hours of training required as of 2016

Education Requirements to Get a Nail Tech License in Alaska

A big part of nail technician licensing in Alaska is your training. As a full-time student, you may be able to complete your required 250 hours in less than two months. Of your 250 hours, the vast majority should be spent building practical skills. Theory is part of your education, but hands-on practice is even more crucial.

The Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers breaks down the 250-hour license into the following topics.

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• Safety and sanitation: 45 hours
• Anatomy and physiology of the arms, hands, and feet: 45 hours
• Manicuring and pedicuring: 155 hours
• State law: 5 hours

Is nail technology the right choice for you? Explore the list of nail tech schools below to find out how to get a nail tech license in Alaska.

How to Get a Nail Tech License Renewed in Alaska

Upon earning your AK nail technician license, it is valid for up to two years. In this state, licensure occurs at the same time for all licensees. Nail technicians must renew by August 31 in every odd-numbered year.

Currently, Alaska does not require any continuing education credits. However, they do require you to pay a $180 license renewal fee. Since nail technology changes very quickly, continuing education should still be considered an important part of your career. You want to be able to provide your clients with up-to-date styles, techniques, and nail art designs.

If you’re ready to explore your creativity in the world of cosmetology, earning an Alaska nail technician license could be the next step for you. Discover local training options with our list of schools below.

Find Nail Technology Programs in Alaska

Find Cosmetology Schools Near You

Anchorage, AK
Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Hair Design / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training
Anchorage, AK
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Design / Hair Braiding
THE Beauty School – Accredited
Wasilla, AK
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Hair Design
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.