Mississippi 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.

Please Note:
The last day Pearson VUE will be testing the Mississippi Cosmetology exams will be Wednesday, December 31, 2014.  We encourage candidates to schedule as early as possible to test prior to this date.  As a reminder, all candidates must present their Board-issued approval letter to sit for an exam.

For candidates who wish to schedule after January 1, 2015: please contact the Mississippi Board of Cosmetology at (601) 359-1820 for additional information.​

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.


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Exam Preparation

Last updated 2014-10-18