New Rules effective august 27, 2019:
Licensure by Universal Recognition
On August 27, 2019 the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognitions.
The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:
- Prove residency in Arizona.
- Be currently licensed or certified for at least one year in another U.S. state in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona.
- Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licsed or certified.
- Prove Citizenship or Alien status for State public benefits
- Pay all applicable fees to the "Arizona State Board of Cosmetology" - Fee amount: $140.00
Arizona Universal Licensing Recognition Application
If your out-of-state license is less than one year, you can apply through "Arizona Reciprocity Licensing"
Arizona Reciprocity Licensing Application
- Public Notice of Board & Committee meetings are posted at:
- AZBOC - Agenda & Committee meetings
- Posted at our Phoenix Office
- AZ Department of Administration
Arizona State Board of Cosmetology is in compliance with A.R.S.§ 32-4404 (c);The public may contact the Board to request any licensee's public records, including dismissed complaints, nondisciplinary actions, and board orders
SCAM ALERT: Board of Cosmetology Urges Licensees to Beware of Fake Calls and Emails
The Board of Cosmetology is aware of individuals targeting licensees by phone and email regarding payment of money for license related fines and penalties. These individuals are posing as Board Members and are very convincing. Please be aware that a Board Member will never contact a licensee or applicant. If you have any question about a fee or fine either come to the Board office in person or contact Board of Cosmetology Compliance Office, at (480) 889-2954 or (480) 784-4961. This matter has been referred to the Arizona Attorney General's Office for criminal investigation and prosecution. Please contact the office if you have any information regarding this scam.
AZ Attorney General's Online Complaint portal: Any victim can file a complaint @ https://gateway-sis.azag.gov/PublicComplaint/begin.aspx
Arizona Ombudsman - Citizens' Aide:
In the event that you have made a reasonable effort to resolve any problem related with the Arizona Board of Cosmetology and have not been successful, you may contact the Arizona Ombudsman - Citizens' Aide.
The Arizona Ombudsman - Citizens' Aide helps citizens to resolve ongoing issue with State of Arizona agencies, departments, boards and commissions.
Arizona Ombudsman - Citizens' Aide
7878 N. 16th Street, Suite 235
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Telephone: 602-277-7292, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.. - 5 p.m.., excluding State Holidays and weekends*
Toll-free: 1-800-872-2879 (outside Phoenix metropolitan area)
"THE OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE HELPS CITIZENS TO RESOLVE ONGOING ISSUES WITH STATE AGENCIES"'
To reach the Ombudsman-Citizen's Aide Office: click below
E-mail: [email protected]
House Bill 2186
Petition for a Rule or Review of an Agency Practice
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1033, any person may file a petition with the Governor's Regulatory Review Council for review of a final rule based on the person's belief that the final rule does not meet the requirements of A.R.S. § 41-1030. A person may also petition the Governor's Regulatory Review Council to request review of an existing agency practice, substantive policy statement, final rule or regulatory requirement that is not specifically authorized by statute pursuant to title 32 based on the person's belief that the existing agency practice, substantive policy statement, final rule or regulatory licensing requirement is unduly burdensome or is not demonstrated to specifically fulfill a public health, safety or welfare concern.
*If the holiday falls on a Saturday, then it is observed on Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, then it is observed on Monday.