Where in Maryland Can I Earn a Cosmetology Certification?

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Are you looking for information on where you can earn cosmetology certification in Maryland? Read this article to find out the information that you need.

What You Should Know

While Maryland schools don't award cosmetology certification, they do offer courses and training programs, mainly at 2-year schools, that can qualify you to meet state requirements for licensure as a cosmetologist. Some schools even offer continuing education courses for those who'd like to update their skills. You could complete a cosmetology training program composed of 15 courses and the minimum number of clock hours to qualify for state licensing.

You also might be interested in enrolling in the review course spanning about 1 month that can help you prepare for your state board exam. If you're already licensed, you could complete online continuing education courses and learn advanced skin care, cosmetology and nail care skills. Keep reading to learn more about available programs in Maryland.

Cosmetology Training in Maryland

Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College offers this program in cooperation with Harmon's Beauty School. Curriculum consists of 15 courses that can help you improve your communication skills and teach you how to prepare clients for hair care services. You can also learn about pedicure, manicure, make-up, skin care and hair care techniques.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology Program
  • Program Length: 1,500 clock hours
  • Tuition and fees: $3,650 per year, in-district students; $5,762 per year, in-state students; $8,090 per year, out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 13,678 undergraduate students

Montgomery College

This course is held twice a week in the Gaithersburg Business Training Center. Topics of study are designed to help you get ready for the Maryland Board of Cosmetologists' exam. You can review sanitation and safety procedures as well as hairstyling and chemical service techniques. State regulations and laws, the physical sciences and applied anatomy are also discussed.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology Test Preparation for Maryland State Boards
  • Program Length: Around 1 month
  • Tuition and fees: $4,728 in-district students; $9,156 in-state students; $12,432 out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of 1,500 hours of cosmetology training
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 25,517 undergraduate students

Cosmetology Continuing Education in Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College offers this program in conjunction with the Teri Rowland Salon Spa Training Institute. You can learn techniques for performing such services as pedicures, chemical peels and eyelash extensions. Courses are delivered online and are for licensed cosmetology instructors, estheticians and cosmetologists who would like to continue their education.

  • Program Name: Cosmetologist: 10 Hour Industry Update
  • Program Length: 13 clock hours
  • Tuition and fees: $4,464 in-district students; $7,374 in-state students; $12,024 out-of-state (per year, 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a 24-month apprenticeship or 1,500 hours of cosmetology training
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 15,274 undergraduate students

To summarize the information presented, students can attend community college, such as Prince George's Community College or Montgomery College to earn training toward certification or attend Anne Arundel Community College for continuing education in cosmetology.

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