A nail technician is an individual authorized by the Georgia Board of Cosmetology to trim, file, shape, decorate, apply sculptured or otherwise artificial nails, or provide any other manner of care for nails of a customer.
Nail Technician License Renewal
A nail technician's license expires on August 31 of odd-numbered years. To renew their license, a nail technician is required to take 5 hours of continuing education, including 3 hours of material concerning health and safety, at any point during the two-year active cycle. Our state-approved course covers the following topics:
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Skin, Diseases, and Disorders
- Decontamination and Infection Control
- Additional Health & Safety Issues in the Salon Environment
Total: 5 hours of continuing education credits.
Georgia nail techs must complete continuing education for license renewal except when one of the following conditions is present:
- If this is your first time renewing your license because you have received your license in the last two years prior to the expiration date;
- If you have been licensed for 25 years or longer and fill out the "Cosmetology Request for CE Waiver," which you can find here: http://sos.georgia.gov/acrobat/PLB/28%20Cosmetology%20Request%20for%20CE%20Waiver.pdf
- If you have a hardship relating to age, disability (whether permanent or temporary), illness, or other circumstances and fill out the "Cosmetology Request for CE Waiver," which you can find here: http://sos.georgia.gov/acrobat/PLB/28%20Cosmetology%20Request%20for%20CE%20Waiver.pdf