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Mississippi Cosmetology

Mississippi Cosmetology


The last date to take a Mississippi Cosmetology theory exam through Pearson VUE will be June 30, 2020. To schedule a practical exam for July 1, 2020 or later, please go to the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology website for more information:

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 created your web account with 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.

Appointments may be made up to one calendar day prior to the day you wish to test, subject to availability. You may schedule your exam online or over the phone by contacting customer service.

Available downloads

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Candidate Handbook 202500 PDF 812 KB
Content Outlines 202516 PDF 73 KB
Last updated 2020-02-20