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Mississippi Cosmetology

Important Information

All candidates wishing to take a Mississippi Board of Cosmetology exam must follow the process below. There will be no exceptions.

  1. Step 1: You must apply for your exam through the Mississippi Board of Cosmetology.
  2. Step 2: Once you are approved and have received your approval letter from the Board, you can schedule your exam.
  3. Step 3: You must bring the letter issued from the Mississippi Board of Cosmetology with you to the test center on your scheduled exam date. If you do not bring your approval letter from the Mississippi Board of Cosmetology, you will be turned away and your fees will be forfeited.

About the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

The mission of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology is to regulate the instruction and practice of cosmetology and related professions by establishing rules and regulations relating to qualifications for licensure and procedures for the administration of examination prior to licensure, and by establishment of rules and regulations setting forth sanitation requirements for the operation of cosmetological establishments, for the benefit of the consumer and for the public health.

Examination Scheduling Information

Please VERIFY that you have registered your LEGAL name as it appears on your government-issued ID and that your personal information is CORRECT. Contact Pearson VUE immediately to correct the spelling of your name or update your personal information if you notice any errors. It is very important that this information is correct, as it will appear as it was entered on the documentation provided to you after you have completed the exam, as well as on any reports to your licensing agency.

Theory appointments may be made up to two calendar days prior to the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Practical appointments may be made up to five calendar days prior to the day you wish to test, subject to availability.


Downloads Format Size
Candidate Handbook PDF 1.7 MB
Content Outlines PDF 65 KB
Equipment List PDF 71 KB
Practical Skills List PDF 113 KB
Practical Test Site Locations & Schedule PDF 26 KB
Last updated 2017-07-05