Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - News & Events

Salon Self Inspection Checklist

The checklist is a tool to assist salon owners and managers in complying with the statutes and rules.

Notifications and Fact Sheets

Important Information About Continuing Education

Individuals who hold multiple Cosmetology-related licenses should go to the Continuing Education page and read the Important Information document.

Post Audit of Continuing Education

If selected for a continuing education audit you will be required to submit certificates of program or course completion or evidence of successful completion issued to you by the course sponsor. The documents must identify the course title, date(s), contact hours, sponsor and licensee's name. It is your responsibility to obtain this information from the program sponsor and retain it for two years after the applicable licensure period has ended regardless of where you obtained continuing education.

Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Laser Services

Licensees who perform chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser or Intense Pulsed Light services must be certified by the board prior to providing services. For additional information select Certification Application.

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