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COVID-19

Guidance Related to Governor Reynolds Proclamations and COVID-19

Guidance on License Renewals and Continuing Education Requirements

https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Guidance   

Optional Guidance

Checklist for Reopening Establishments 

Ongoing Infection Control Checklist

Social Distancing and Customer Interactions

Salon/Schools Protocols to Support Licensees/Students & Maintain a Healthy Work Enviroment

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

Milady Pro Online Course

NICC Home Study Iowa Law Class

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

2021 - 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 

Iowa NIC Exam Provider

The Iowa Department of Public Health has contracted with PSI to provide examination services. The Department, through PSI, will exclusively use the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) examinations.  You may schedule your appointment without prior approval from the Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences at the discretion of your school. The fee outlined in the Candidate Bulletin is for each examination, whether you are taking the examination for the first time or repeating. Exam fees are paid directly to PSI; do not send exam fees to the Board. Exam fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable  

  https://candidate.psiexams.com/   

Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

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.

Online Services Web Site

You may access the online services web site by clicking https://IBPLicense.iowa.gov/

The web site will allow individuals to complete the following tasks:

  • Apply for initial licensure
  • Renew your license
  • Reactivate your license
  • Request a license verification
  • Change your address
  • Attach documents to your license
  • File a complaint
  • List of licensees

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