Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - Continuing Education

Iowa Department of Public Health has discovered the existence of substantial community spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. The Bureau of Professional Licensure recognizes several continuing education classes in Iowa have been cancelled. Several classes are now offered online. The Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences is able to provide links to online programs you may want to consider if you are in a renewal period. The Board does not endorse any specific program.  In no way should the list be interpreted as the Board's sponsorship or approval of these courses. The list is not exhaustive. When evaluating if a course meets Iowa standards, be sure to review Chapter 64 then call your local cosmetology school, community college, or barber school for guidance. 

To meet continuing education requirements be sure to save your record of registration and the notice of cancellation of the event for your records. You may need to file a waiver with the Board if you are not able to access an online class.   

If you offer cosmetology continuing education classes online and want to be on this list? Please email plpublic@idph.iowa.gov   


Licensee Responsibility

Licensees are responsible for meeting all continuing education requirements and should review the Rules carefully and frequently. Scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Continuing Education Definitions, Requirements, Standards, Criteria, and other important content specific to this profession.

Important Information About Continuing Education

Individuals who hold multiple Cosmetology-related licenses should read the following document.

Important Guidelines

ONLINE Continuing Education Opportunities

Below are some organizations you can contact for continuing education classes. The Iowa Board of Cosmetology cannot endorse a specific course and provides this list as a courtesy during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You are welcome to contact other schools or associations of cosmetology or barbering as well as local universities and colleges to find out what they have to offer for scope of practice hours and Iowa Law and Sanitation.  

Please be sure whomever you select will issue a certificate that meets the requirements as outlined in IAC 645 Chapter 64. 

Click on the blue link to connect with each website.

DMACC Correspondence Courses

NICC Home Study Iowa Law Class

NICC Online classes - Iowa Law and Content Classes - Look for online in the title

Milady Pro Online Course

CBI will be sponsoring a cosmetology continuing education virtual 4 hour class on Sunday, February 7th.

Go to cbiowa.org for details and registration information.

Nail classes from FingerNailFixer ​https://www.fingernailfixer.com/education