Free Esthetician Practice Test (Updated for 2021)

Are you ready to take your Esthetics State Board Exam?


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There’s only one thing standing between you and your new career as an esthetician: your State Board esthetician exam!

It’s a daunting hurdle and many people find the exam process very stressful, but every US state has a licensing requirement for a good reason: to make sure the public is safe, and to uphold high standards in the esthetics industry.

In most states, you’re required to take a practical exam and a written exam.

Our esthetics practice test will help you prepare for the written esthetician exam – which most people find the most scary. The written exam is designed to test your knowledge of skin care theory, plus scientific principles that can be pretty advanced.

We use actual questions that appear on the Esthetics State Board Exam, so you’ll understand that type of questions you’ll be asked and be able to figure out if you’re ready to take your test for real!

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About the esthetician practice exam

On this page you’ll see 20 practice questions, all taken from the actual state board esthetics exam. They cover the two main topics you’ll be tested on:

  • Scientific concepts
  • Esthetics practices

Just choose what you think is the right answer, then enter your email address so we can send you a detailed breakdown of what you got right and wrong.

Then cross your fingers, and click through to see your score!

How many questions are on the esthetician exam?

There are 120 questions on the esthetician state board exam. 20 of these are “trial” questions that they’re thinking of including in exams in future, and you’re given these to warm you up. These won’t count towards your score.

How long is the esthetician state board exam?

You have 120 minutes to complete the 100 questions that count towards your written exam score.

How to prepare for your real exam

As you’ll know when you’ve taken the practice test questions, the written state board licensing exam isn’t easy! Because the exam covers scientific concepts too, just being extremely knowledgeable about skincare treatments is not enough for you to pass your exam.

Many people go into the exam totally unprepared…which is why the nationwide failure rate is 50%!

We know – that sounds scary. But don’t worry: the exam isn’t impossibly difficult. The problem is that most students aren’t told how to prepare properly, and they’re given giant textbooks that are impossible to memorize

Preparing for the esthetician exam should be covered by your school instructor…but usually isn’t done well enough! Reading a book like Milady also isn’t enough (even though it’s huge!).

We were sick of seeing people waste hundreds of dollars on taking the esthetics state board exam multiple times, and being unable to become a licensed esthetician.

That’s why we put together our Premium Esthetics Study Guide, which tells you exactly what you need to know and gives you all the tools we need to prepare. It’s so good, our students’ pass rate is 98.5% – and if you don’t pass first time, we’ll give you a full refund!

We’ll tell you more about the study guide after you’ve taken the practice exam.

Get ready…here’s the practice test! Good luck!

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