Free Nail Technician Practice Test (Updated for 2024)

Are you ready to take your Nail Technician State Board Exam?


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There’s only one thing standing between you and your new career as a nail technician or manicurist: your State Board exam!

It’s a daunting hurdle and many people find the exam process very stressful, but every US state has a licensing requirement for a good reason: to make sure the public is safe, and to uphold high standards in the nail care industry.

In most states, you’re required to take a practical exam and a written exam.

Our nail technician practice test will help you prepare for the written exam – which most people find the most scary.

We use actual questions that appear on the Nail Technician State Board Exam, so you’ll understand that type of questions you’ll be asked and be able to figure out if you’re ready to take your test for real!

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About the nail technician practice test

On this page you’ll see 20 practice questions, all taken from the actual state board exam. They cover the two main topics you’ll be tested on:

  • Licensing and regulation
  • Infection control
  • Nail structure and analysis
  • Nail care

Just choose what you think is the right answer, then enter your email address so we can send you a detailed breakdown of what you got right and wrong.

Then cross your fingers, and click through to see your score!

How to prepare for your real exam

As you’ll know when you’ve taken the practice test, the written exam isn’t easy! Because the exam covers scientific concepts too, just being extremely knowledgeable about nail care treatments is not enough for you to pass your exam.

Many people go into the exam totally unprepared…which is why the nationwide failure rate is 50%!

We know – that sounds scary. But don’t worry: the exam isn’t impossibly difficult. The problem is that most students aren’t told how to prepare properly, and they’re given giant textbooks that are impossible to memorize.

We were sick of seeing people waste hundreds of dollars on taking the nail technician state board exam multiple times, and being unable to start their career as a licensed manicurist.

That’s why we put together our Premium Nail Technician Study Guide, which tells you exactly what you need to know and gives you all the tools we need to prepare. It’s so good, our students’ pass rate is 98.5% – and if you don’t pass first time, we’ll give you a full refund!

We’ll tell you more about the study guide after you’ve taken the practice test.

Get ready…here’s the practice test! Good luck!

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