Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - Apply For a New License
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The documents below explain the required steps to complete the application process. While the process has several steps many of the requirements can be done simultaneously. Best practice is to apply for a new license online.
Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Salon Self Inspection Checklist
To expedite processing a new license request, take advantage of our secure online application.
Applications are reviewed by Board staff as soon as possible, in the order received, typically within 5 business days.
- Refer to the Application Guidelines above to determine what steps you can complete while awaiting review.
- Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required to approve the license.
The rules below describe the application process for cosmetology, electrology, esthetics, instructors, and nail technology.
Scroll down in Chapter 5 to find licensure fees for Cosmetology arts and sciences
- Chapter 61 - Licensure of Salons and Schools of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
- Chapter 63 - Sanitation for Salons and Schools of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
Due to COVID-19, paper applications will not be processed at this time. Click here to apply, renew, or reactivate online. For questions about username and password, please call the State of Iowa Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 800-532-1174. For assistance with the online application contact 515-281-0254.