Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - Laws & Rules


Laws are contained in the Iowa Code. They are enacted by the Iowa Legislature and provide statutory authority to the professional licensure boards.

Administrative Rules

The professional licensure boards adopt rules to interpret and implement the Iowa Code. Administrative rules have the force and effect of law.

Petition for Waiver

The process for seeking a waiver from an administrative rule and the standards under which the petition will be evaluated are described in Chapter 18.

Request Form

The above rule links enable individuals to print out a copy of rules for free.  If you want to request a paper copy of the rules be mailed to you, please complete and submit the form below with the required fee:

Laws Common to all Professional Licensure Boards

The following laws apply to all professional licensure boards.

Rules Common to all Professional Licensure Boards

The following rules apply to all professional licensure boards.

Administrative Bulletin

Published noticed and adopted administrative rules. Within the noticed preamble there is a description on when public hearings will occur and the time frame for public comment.

Contact Information & Office Hours

Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319


Phone: (515) 281-0254

Fax: (515) 281-3121

Bureau Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/licensure

Online Licensure Services: https://amanda-portal.idph.state.ia.us/ibpl/portal/

Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov


Office Hours:

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