How to Become a Cosmetology Instructor in Georgia

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A cosmetology instructor teaches students in the subject of cosmetology, which is the study of makeup and other beauty treatments. There are 674 cosmetology instructors working in the state of Georgia as of 2011. To become licensed as an instructor of cosmetology, an individual must submit their application for certification to the Georgia Board of Cosmetology. A person must have earned their master cosmetology license in Georgia before applying as a cosmetology instructor.

  • Register for a course of study at a school for cosmetology instructors. There are 52 licensed cosmetology schools in the state of Georgia, including Southeastern Beauty School in Columbus, Empire Beauty Schools in Atlanta and the Georgia Beauty Academy in Dalton. Courses commonly required of students learning to become cosmetology instructors focus on instructor concepts, classroom management and clinical supervision.

  • Contact the Georgia Board of Cosmetology and obtain an application for certification as a cosmetology instructor. You can visit the cosmetology board's offices in Macon, or download an application from the official website for the Georgia Board of Cosmetology.

  • Complete the application for your cosmetology instructor license and submit it to the Georgia Board of Cosmetology for processing. It must be submitted with a copy of your master cosmetology license, proof of high school graduation and a course completion certificate from the cosmetology school.

  • Pass the certification exam given by the Georgia Board of Cosmetology for cosmetology instructors. The cosmetology board sends notice of the place and time of the examination after processing the application. Examination fees for cosmetology instructors in Georgia are $30 as of 2011.

  • Complete Georgia's continuing education requirements for cosmetology instructors within the cosmetology board's time limit. The Georgia Board of Cosmetology mandates that instructors must complete 15 accredited hours of cosmetology education within two years of the date the license is awarded. These courses of study can be on the topics of teaching methodology, teaching enhancement, teaching techniques or advanced esthetics and cosmetology.

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