Endorsement

Under a policy of endorsement, a state with higher educational requirements can accept licensees from a state with lesser standards by mandating experience to make up for the education deficiencies.

Below is the list of cosmetology "endorsement" states and the requirements needed for licensure.

The applicant must include with their application an official letter of good standing (certification), dated within six months, from the Cosmetology Board where the applicant is currently licensed.

Cosmetology Endorsement States Minimum Qualification
New Hampshire Current Licensure
New Mexico Current Licensure
Oregon Current Licensure
Utah Current Licensure
West Virginia Current Licensure
Wyoming Current Licensure
   
Esthetician Endorsement States Minimum Qualification
Alaska Current Licensure
Arizona Current Licensure
Colorado Current Licensure
District of Columbia (Washington, DC) Current Licensure
Maine Current Licensure
Massachusetts Current Licensure
New Mexico Current Licensure
New Hampshire Current Licensure
North Carolina Current Licensure
Oregon Current Licensure
Pennsylvania Current Licensure
South Carolina Current Licensure
Tennessee Current Licensure
Utah Current Licensure
West Virginia Current Licensure
Wyoming Current Licensure
   
Nail Specialty Endorsement States Minimum Qualification
Alaska Current Licensure
Arizona Current Licensure
Colorado Current Licensure
District of Columbia (Washington, DC) Current Licensure
Maine Current Licensure
Massachusetts Current Licensure
New Mexico Current Licensure
New Hampshire Current Licensure
North Carolina Current Licensure
Oregon Current Licensure
Pennsylvania Current Licensure
Tennessee Current Licensure
Utah Current Licensure
Wyoming Current Licensure
   
Natural Hair Styling Endoresment States Minimum Qualification
Pennsylvania Current Licensure