Cosmetology Teacher Training in Alabama

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J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811

Midfield Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

26 B Phillips Drive
Midfield, AL 35228

New Beginning College of Cosmetology – Accredited

421 Martling Road
Albertville, AL 35951

Northwest-Shoals Community College

800 George Wallace Boulevard
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Paul Mitchell The School Birmingham – Accredited

1694 Montgomery Highway Suite 124 Suite 124
Hoover, AL 35216

Paul Mitchell The School Huntsville – Accredited

3810 Sullivan Street Suite F Suite F
Madison, AL 35758

Reid State Technical College – Accredited

100 AL-83
Evergreen, AL 36401

University Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2204 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

How to Become a Cosmetology Teacher in Alabama

Alabama Cosmetology Teacher Training At a Glance
  • 1,500 Education Hours or 650 Hours + 1 Year Experience are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 16 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for teacher training in Alabama is $38,600.
  • There is a predicted 7.0% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Are you an experienced professional who loves showing others the latest hair and makeup techniques? Do you have a natural love for helping others learn? If so, you can become a cosmetology school instructor with the right teacher training. If you're looking for information about programs, who to contact, and what kinds of requirements apply to Alabama teachers, you're in the right place. We have connected countless students with cosmetology teacher training programs in all 50 states. Use the search box at the top of this page, or check the listings below to take the next step.

Alabama is home to an endless stream of talent and inspiration in the world of beauty. You can be like Kristina Clifton, who serves as the administrator of the cosmetology program at Gadsden State Community College. She was the recipient of an Exceptional Teacher Achievement Award in 2016 for her inspiration to students and ability to manage the school's cosmetology program, which has been around for over 25 years. So, are you ready to step up to the front of the class and start cosmetology instructor training right now? Perfect!

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours or 650 Hours + 1 Year Experience

Required to earn a teacher training license

In Alabama, you must meet specific requirements to become a cosmetology instructor. You need to either complete 1,500 hours of teacher training at a registered school or complete 650 hours of teacher training after working as a cosmetologist for at least one year. You can then schedule your written and practical exams, which currently cost $75 and $120. The original licensing fee is $40.

Education Details

The key to becoming a solid leader in the classroom is getting the right teacher training. You will need to learn from experienced professionals how to inspire and motivate students to channel their passions in the best ways possible. This takes a deep understanding of learning styles, coursework design, and other techniques. When you start comparing teacher training, look for the curriculum that matches what you need to learn.

Alabama teacher training topics:

  • Student motivation
  • Communication
  • Classroom management
  • Learning styles
  • Leadership

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

16 Hours

Continuing education required

Instructor license requires 16 hours of continuing education every two years during odd-numbered years by the last day of your birth month. If your license is expired for three or more years, you must re-take the practical exam. The cost is $80 to renew on time, or $130 if you are renewing late.

Alabama Teacher Training Careers


Average yearly salary for teacher training in Alabama

The Job Outlook for a Beauty School Instructor in Alabama appears to have little room for growth. Beauty School Instructors can expect competition in the AL market and should consider specializing to easily promote instruction strengths. With a location quotient of 1.40 and an average annual wage of $38,600, Alabama is considered to have an above average employment level for this occupation, but at a lower wage than some states.

Contact the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology

Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
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