Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Exam: Free Practice Test and Everything you Need to Know

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Exam: Free Practice Test and Everything you Need to Know

Have you been thinking about taking the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Exam? You have arrived at the right place. This article will help you get a clear idea about the cosmetology exam in the state of Nevada. You will also learn about the renewal process of cosmetology licenses in the State of Nevada.
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Steps Involved in Nevada State Cosmetology Exam 

STEP 1: VERIFY YOUR ELIGIBILITY

Nevada Cosmetology Hours
CPT Infographic: Nevada Cosmetology Hours

The initial step is to register for the examination. You can register yourself on the official website of the Nevada cosmetology board. Before you start with your registration process, you will have to check for your eligibility to apply for a cosmetology license.

The minimum practical working hours required to be eligible for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Exam are as follows:

  • 1600 hours for a Cosmetologist License.
  • 1000 hours for a Hair Designer License.
  • 600 hours for an Esthetician License.
  • 600 hours for a Nail Technician License.
  • 500 hours for a Provisional Instructor License.
  • 700 hours for a Student Instructor License.
  • 50 hours for a Shampoo Technologist License.

STEP 2: APPLY FOR THE NEVADA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY EXAMINATIONS

Once you know that you are eligible to apply for a Cosmetology license, the next step is to register yourself. You may register yourself on the official website of the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology License. You may register by accessing the application. You can apply either via paper application or online application.

STEP 3: PAY YOUR EXAM FEES

The examination fee for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology is as follows:

  • Application fee$15
  • Exam fee$110 
  • Exam Retake fees$95 (if applicable)

The individual licensing fees for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology are as follows:

  • The cosmetology license (2 years) is $70.
  • Cosmetology License (4 years) is  $140.
  • Electrology License (2 years is  $70.
  • Electrology License (4 years) is  $140.
  • Esthetics License (2 years) is  $70.
  • Esthetics License (4 years) is  $140.
  • Hair Braiding License (2 years) is  $70.
  • Hair Braiding License (4 years) is  $140.
  • Instructor License (2 years) is  $70.
  • Instructor License (4 years) is  $140.

The average tuition fee in Northern Nevada is the following:

  • $19,687 for Cosmetology.
  • $15,562 for Hair Design.
  • $14,005 for Esthetics.
  • $8,168 for Nail Technology.

The average tuition fee in Southern Nevada is the following:

  • $17,570.63 for Cosmetology.
  • $15,053.67 for Hair Design.
  • $14,044.43 for Esthetics.
  • $ 7,660.67 for Nail Technology.

STEP 4: SCHEDULING OF YOUR EXAM

Once you pay your exam fees, the next step is to schedule your exam.

You may have to submit a student application at your school with the following details in the application:

  • Update your personal information.
  • Application questionnaire.
  • Required documents with your application.
  • Select testing date and time.
  • Pay the testing fee.

You may have to schedule your test within 15 days in accordance with NAC644A.673 once you graduate and have cleared your practical exam. You must have completed your academic and financial requirements to the school before you schedule your test. The Board office will update you with a text message when you are eligible to schedule your test.

The documents you may need to provide at the time of scheduling your exam are as follows:

  • A passport photo with good background quality.
  • A copy of a photo ID issued by the government.
  • All photo IDs issued by the government must be in your current name.
  • All photo IDs issued by the government should be active, current, and should not be expired.
  • Work authorization documents must be provided (social security card, valid ITIN number, permanent resident card / green card, work visa)

If you have graduated from a licensed cosmetology school in the State of Nevada, you will have to take your practical exam at your school.

STEP 5: ON THE EXAMINATION DAY

On the day of the examination, you should arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled exam time.

You have to bring two forms of identification documents:

  • One form of identification is given by a Government agency with your photograph and signature.
  • Other documents can be secondary identification like credit card/debit card.

STEP 6: TAKE THE EXAM

In the State of Nevada, there are 3 exams to undertake to apply for the Cosmetology License Exam.

The State Law Test

The State Law Test is a practical online test with 25 questions. You will have to score 75% or above to pass the test. The law test is required for all the professionals licensed in Nevada.

The Theory Test

  • The Theory Test consists of 85 questions for Esthetics with a 2-hour time limit.
  • 55 questions for Electrology with an hour and a half time limit.
  • 110 questions for Cosmetology with a 2-hour time limit.
  • 55 questions for Hair Braiding with an hour and a half time limit.
  • 95 questions for Hair Design with a 2-hour time limit.
  • 55 questions for Instructor with an hour and a half time limit.
  • 70 questions for Nail Technology with an hour and a half time limit.

You will have to score 75% or above to pass the test.

The Practical Test

The Cosmetology Practical Test has 3 Categories–Hair Service Basic Setup, Skin Service Basic Setup, and Nail Service Setup tests.

The Esthetician Practical Test has a Basic Skincare test.

The Hair Braiding Practical Test has a Basic Hair Braiding test.

The Hair Design Practical Test has a Basic Hair Care Setup test.

The Nail Technology Practical Test has a Basic Nail Care test.

All the tests have a Blood Exposure Procedure at the end of each segment.

 STEP 7: RECEIVE YOUR NEVADA STATE BOARD COSMETOLOGY LICENSE 

Once you completer both the written and practical exam requirements, you will be eligible to receive your license.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nevada Cosmetology Exams

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE NEVADA BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY EXAMINATIONS?

The first step to applying for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Exam is to check for the eligibility criteria. Once you are eligible, you may apply online on the official website via either paper application or online application.

I CAN’T MAKE THE DATE/TIME OF MY EXAMINATION. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You can contact the office up to 48 hours prior to your appointment to avoid being subjected to the Retake/Rescheduling fee of $95.

WHICH EXAMINATION PROGRAM DOES THE NEVADA BOARD OF BARBERING AND COSMETOLOGY USE?

The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology uses NIC (National Interstate Council) for the examination.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE THE NEVADA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY EXAMS?

The Examination fee for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology is as follows:

  • Application fees – $15
  • Exam fees – $110
  • Exam Retake fees – $95 (if applicable)

HOW MANY HOURS OF PRACTICAL WORK DO I NEED TO QUALIFY FOR THE NEVADA STATE BOARD EXAMINATIONS?

The minimum practical working hours required to be eligible for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Exam are as follows:

  • 1600 hours for a Cosmetologist License.
  • 1000 hours for a Hair Designer License.
  • 600 hours for an Esthetician License.
  • 600 hours for a Nail Technician License.
  • 500 hours for a Provisional Instructor License.
  • 700 hours for a Student Instructor License.
  • 50 hours for a Shampoo Technologist License.

CAN I TAKE THE STATE BOARD EXAMINATIONS BEFORE I’VE COMPLETED THE REQUIRED HOURS?

No. To apply for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Exam, you will first have to meet the eligibility criteria of completing the practical working hours.

HOW LONG IS THE COSMETOLOGY WRITTEN EXAMINATION?

The Theory Test consists of 85 questions for Esthetics with a 2-hour time limit, 55 questions for Electrology with an hour and a half time limit, 110 questions for Cosmetology with a 2-hour time limit, 55 questions for Hair Braiding with an hour and a half time limit, 95 questions for Hair Design with a 2-hour time limit, 55 questions for an Instructor with an hour and a half time limit, and 70 questions for Nail Technology with an hour and a half time limit.

WHAT’S THE FORMAT OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION?

The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology is in written exam format. The questions are in the multiple-choice format (MCQs).

CAN I TAKE A PRACTICE TEST EXAM?

Yes, you can take up practice tests on the official website. You can also get your hands on our free Practice Test Papers to level up your exam preparation.

HOW LONG IS THE COSMETOLOGY PRACTICAL EXAMINATION?

Each Practical test has been allocated with different durations. You may visit the official website to learn the time and format of the practical tests for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology License Exam.

WHAT SCORES DO I NEED TO PASS A COSMETOLOGY EXAM?

To pass the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology exam, you will need to score 75% or above to pass the exam.

HOW DO I TRANSFER MY COSMETOLOGY LICENSE TO NEVADA?

To transfer your Cosmetology License to Nevada you may need to meet the eligibility criteria. You may visit the official website to see the steps required to transfer your license. The application can be both papers- and online-based. Your license must be original and active to request for transfer of the license.

HOW DO I RENEW MY COSMETOLOGY LICENSE IN NEVADA?

You may renew your Individual License at https://online.renewal.nvcosmoboard.com/

and your Salon License renewal at https://nvcosmo.typeform.com/to/dzJIeh?typeform-source=www.nvcosmo.com.

Your license will be processed within 2 business days from the date of receipt.

Neveda Cosmetology State Board Exam Practice Test

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Which type of shear is best for cutting large sections of hair?*
Which elevation angle could be used to add weight to a haircut?*
What is the most appropriate hairstyle for round facial types?*
What are the two types of asymmetrical balance?*
Which of the following is not a layered haircut?*
It is safe to perform a service on clients who have...*
Which of the following is not one of the natural wave patterns of hair?*
How can split ends be repaired?*
For which techniques should razors be used on curly hair?*
At which two reference points does the comb leave the head?*
What purpose do humectants serve in conditioners?*
Moisturizing conditioners allow the _____ to absorb moisture from the air.*
What should be done for patients who have been treated with conditioner that must be left in for more than one minute?*
What is the difference between treatment massages and relaxation massages?*
Which type of shampoo should be used to remove build-up?*
Which pair includes the two basic requirements for a healthy scalp?*
Which of the following is not a function of brushing?*
What purpose does silicone serve in conditioners?*
How does shampoo draping differ from chemical draping?*
Which of the following is not a type of conditioner?*

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