Arizona Revised Statutes - (Laws) Chapter 5: Cosmetology Article 1 - Article 6
Arizona Administrative Code - (Rules)
"Reflecting new rules effect December 31, 2017
SUBSTANTIVE POLICY STATEMENT:
This substantive policy statement is advisory only. A substantive policy statement does not include internal procedural documents that only affect the internal procedures of the agency and does not impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties or include confidential information or rules made in accordance with the Arizona Administrative Procedure Act. If you believe that his substantive policy statement does impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties, you may petition the agency under Arizona Revised Statute § 41-1033 for a review of the statement.
Separation of Schools from Other Business
Arizona Universal Licensing Recognition
Non Applicability Exemption of Individuals who Blow Dry Hair
Governor Doug Ducey - Executive Order
- Pursuant to ARS 41-1033 (C), an individual has a right to petition the Governor's Regulatory Review Council to request a review of a final rule based on the person's belief that the final rule does not meet the requirements in ARS §41-1030.
NEW LAWS & RULES:
NEW laws 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 recognition.
The universal recognition law 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
Substantive Policy Statement - Arizona Universal Licensing Recognition
Arizona Universal Licensing Recognition Application
Licensure by Reciprocity
A.R.S. § 32-513
Notwithstanding section 32-510, 32-511, 32-512, and 32-512.01, a person is entitled to receive a cosmetologist, aesthetician, nail technician or hairstylist license if the person does all of the following:
- Submits to the board an application for a cosmetologist, aesthetician, nail technician or hairstylist license on a form supplied by the board.
- Submits to the board satisfactory evidence that the person is licensed in another state or country.
- Takes and completes a class relating to infection protection and law review that is provided by the board or its designee. The board shall determine that amount of the fee for the class. The applicant shall pay the fees directly to the board or its designee.
- Pays the prescribed reciprocity license fees.
Arizona Reciprocity Licensing Application
Non-Applicability Exemption of Individuals who Blow Dry Hair
Senate Bill 1401, A.R.S. 32-506 (14) provides as follows:
"Persons who dry, style, arrange, dress, curls, hot iron or shampoo and condition hair if the service does not include applying reactive chemicals to permanently straighten, curl or alter the structure of the hair and if the person takes and completes a class relating to sanitation, infection protection and law review that is provided by the Board or its designee. This paragraph does not apply if a person is engaging in the practice of Aesthetics or Cosmetology. A person who exempt pursuant to this paragraph shall post a sign in a conspicuous location in the perosn's place of business notifying the public the person's services are not reulated by the Board."
In order to qualify for the exemption individuals are required to do the following:
- Take and complete a class relating to sanitation, infection protection and law review that is provided by the Board or its designee pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-506 (14).
- Individuals are required to post out services in a conspicuous location in the person's place of business notifying the public that the person's services are not regulated by the Board. A.R.S. § 32-506 (14) and A.A.C. R4-10-111 (F).
Substantive Policy Statement - Non Applicability Exemption of Individuals who Blow Dry Hair
Infection Protection & Law Class Form - General Interest (Blow Dry Hair)
Arizona apprenticeship program
Arizona now offers a "Cosmetology Apprenticeship" program. The program is hosted through Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES).
Occupation terms: One and half (1.5) years with 3000 hours - minimum 250 to 288 hours of related instruction. Arizona State Board of Cosmetology examination is required to be come licensed.
Effective December 31, 2017:
Effective August 6, 2016:
5 Year Review Report from Governor's Regulatory Review Council: