Esthetician Schools in Maryland
Thinking about becoming an esthetician in Maryland and have questions about getting started?
Browse our directory of esthetician schools in Maryland, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.
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517 Progress Drive
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
8435 Old Annapolis Road
New Carrollton, MD 20784
3705 Branch Avenue
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748
7351 Assateague Drive Suite 370 Suite 370
Jessup, MD 20794
You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.
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- 600 education hours or 12 month apprenticeship are required to become licensed.
- You must renew your license every 2 years.
- 6 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
- The average for estheticians in Maryland is $34,300.
- There is a predicted 20% job increase between 2020 - 2030 for estheticians in Georgia.
An esthetician is a skin care specialist. They perform treatments like cleansing, manipulating, or beautifying the skin. Estheticians can also arch, tint, or thread eyebrows and complete hair removal services.
To become an esthetician in Maryland, you must:
You must finish 600 school hours or a 12-month apprenticeship to become an esthetician in Maryland. You also need to pass relevant practical and theory tests.
You may need to undergo a background check. If you have a criminal record, you won’t be denied an esthetics license except in particular circumstances.
In Maryland, you must renew your license every two years. Additionally, you must pay a nonrefundable $25 licensing fee each time.
You can use the State Board's online resources to apply for your license. They also offer email and phone application options.
Or, you could schedule an in-person application appointment. But, there aren't many of those available, and walk-ins aren't permitted.
Besides completing 600 training hours, you must pass two exams. The combined practical and theory examination fee is $79, or you can pay $49 for each exam.
You can schedule your test dates by contacting PSI Exams.
Maryland Esthetics Careers
Average yearly salary for esthetics in Maryland
Job growth looks promising for estheticians in Maryland. The state foresees a 20% job increase—slightly higher than the national projected growth of 17%.
The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Maryland are:
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Table information sourced from O*Net (2022).
State License Requirements
Required to earn a esthetics license
Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Maryland?
Required to earn a esthetics license
You can gain your esthetician's license through an apprenticeship in Maryland.
To become an apprentice esthetician, you must:
Once trained, apprentice estheticians can get a one-year initial license. It comes with a one-year renewal period.
Maryland Esthetician Licensing Requirements
After your 600 training hours or 12-month apprenticeship, you should be ready to move to the next step. You can register to take both your theory and practical exams.
You can schedule your tests through PSI Exams or by calling 1-800-733-9267. The fee for taking the practical and theory examinations is $79, or you can pay $49 for each separately.
The esthetician theory exam comprises 100 scored and 10 non-scored items. You get 120 minutes to complete it.
To pass, you must achieve a score of at least 75%. You'll answer questions about the following topics:
The practical exam contains 102 different scored areas and lasts for two hours. As with the theory exam, you must achieve a score of at least 75% to pass. The test covers the following areas:
Maryland Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity
Maryland allows people from other states to get their esthetician licenses by endorsement.
The easiest way to get endorsed is to have a license and training at or above Maryland's requirements.
If you don't have these, you may need to take classes and complete the state exams.
License renewal period
Continuing education required
State law says you must complete six continuing education (CE) hours to renew your license. CE hours build your skillset and ensure you stay on top of techniques, trends, and standards.
Contact the Maryland State Board of Esthetics
Artisans of Beauty Association of Maryland
The Maryland chapter of the National Beauty Culturists' League, Inc. offers members higher education opportunities, conventions and trade shows, networking opportunities, and more. Note: Though they admit people of all backgrounds, it's a Christian faith-based group.
ProductionHUB – Maryland
This site helps beauty pros find jobs in the film and video field. It's a national page, but they have a Maryland-specific part.