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Proposed Administrative Rules

The Board of Cosmetology has reviewed and propose changes to  the administrative chapters below:

Chapter 60 Licensure of Cosmetologists, Electrologists, Estheticians, Nail Technologists, and Instructors of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences PDF

Chapter 61 Licensure PDF

Chapter 64 Continuing Education PDF


The Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed Cosmetologists and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.

The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Cosmetologists and, as such, promotes the public health, welfare and safety.

Licensees are responsible for meeting all licensure requirements and should review the rules carefully and frequently. Select Laws and Rule listed on the left and scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Licensure Definitions, Licensure Renewal, Reactivation and other important content specific to this profession.

Contact Information:
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone (515) 281-0254
FAX (515) 281-3121

Media Questions (515) 281-6693

Online Licensure Services: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays