Apply online for a esthetician license in Iowa. The application fee is $60. All application fees are nonrefundable.

Documentation & Questions

Documentation and questions may be submitted by email:

Pay the Application Fee

The application fee for barber licensure is $60.  You may pay the fee online.  All application fees are nonrefundable.

Education Requirement

  1. Official transcript or diploma sent directly to the Board office from a board licensed cosmetology school verifying completion of 600 hours of education, OR
  2. Official transcript or diploma sent directly to the Board office from the educational program showing completion of a course of study that meets the requirements of Iowa Administrative Code 645--61.14(157)

Examination Requirement

Passing score of 75% or higher on the NIC or national theory esthetics exam.

Applicants Licensed in Another State

  • Licensure in Another State if applicable: Applicants that have previously been licensed, registered or certified in another state must provide official verification of licensure for all states in which the applicant has received a license.
    • The license verification must include the following: 
      • Issue date
      • Expiration date
      • Status of license including a reference to  any pending or past disciplinary action.

The verification may be printed from another state licensing board’s website if it contains all of the information noted above. If an online verification is not available, the verification must be sent directly from the licensing board(s).