Test Preparation

Theory Exam
Test Length & Time



110 questions – 2 hours


Hair Design

95 questions – 2 hours



85 questions – 2 hours


Nail Technology

70 questions – 1 hour 30 minutes



55 Questions – 1 hour 30 minutes

Nevada State Law Exam


Test Length & Time


25 questions


30 minutes

Practical Exam

This test is taken in school within the last 100 hours of the enrolled program, not at the State Board office.

                                                     Language Options:
Theory & law tests, practice tests, and theory outlines are offered
in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, & Simplified Chinese.

Theory Test

The Theory Exam Outlines will assist you in preparing for the Theory Exam.

The Theory Exam Outlines contain:

  • The number of test questions for each exam.

  • A breakdown of each test's content.

  • The number of questions for each section of test content.

  • A reference list for test content.

Hair Braiding

55 Questions

Nail Technology

70 Questions

Law Test

This practice test will help prepare you for the Nevada State Law Exam.

The Nevada State Law Practice Test is:

  • 40 multiple choice/true or false questions.

  • Not timed and can be completed at any pace.

  • Free of charge.

  • Accessible at any time online.

Practical Test

The practical test is taken in school within the last 100 hours of the enrolled program, not at the State Board office.


Practical scheduling is eligible between the following hours:

Cosmetologist – 1500-1600 hours

Hair Designer – 900-1000 hours

Esthetician – 500-600 hours

Nail Technician – 500-600 hours


In-school practical test scheduling is at the discretion of the school, not the individual student.

The practical test can be offered in independent sections (nails, hair, skin sections separately) or all together.

If one section is failed, only the failed section will need to be retaken.

Practical test retakes will need to be completed within thirty (30) days or the full exam must be retaken.

Practical Exam Preparation (PEP) Guides

Reviews service sections, time allotted for each section, products required, and tools required.