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Please download and review the Candidate Handbook that is intended to help you to prepare and to understand the processes and procedures for applying for licensure and for scheduling your examination(s). The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology (the “Board”) is responsible for licensing and regulating the profession of Cosmetology in the State of Mississippi. The Board has contracted with Professional Credential Services (“PCS”) to provide administrative examination services. The Board, through PCS, will exclusively use the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (“NIC”) examinations. The Board will have the final authority to approve the issuance of a license.

When preparing for your licensing exam you may refer to the following:

PCS candidate handbook​

Practical Examination Dates

​Exam Dates ​Application Deadline
​3/09/2015 ​2/16/2015
​3/23/2015 ​3/02/2015​
​4/13/2015 ​3/23/2015
​5/11/2015 ​4/20/2015
​6/08/2015 ​5/18/2015
​7/13/2015 ​6/22/2015
​8/10/2015 ​7/20/2015
​9/14/2015 ​8/24/2015
​10/12/2015 ​9/21/2015
​11/09/2015 ​10/19/2015
​12/14/2015 ​11/23/2015

IQT Exams

Scheduling: (866) 773-1114

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you must submit an ADA Request Form along with supporting medical documentation. You may download a copy of this form by going to the Forms section of the Mississippi Cosmetology page at

If you are experiencing difficulties with your online registration please contact Matt Levy at 1-615-574-6507.

  • 239 N. Lamar Street, Suite 301
    Jackson, MS 39201
  • PO Box 55689
    Jackson, MS 39296-5689
  • Phone: 601.359.1820
    Fax: 601.354.6639