Arizona Revised Statutes - (Laws) Chapter 5: Cosmetology Article 1 - Article 6
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On January 31, 2021 - the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology rules will be in effect. A copy is located below:
Arizona Administrative Code (Rules)
"Reflecting new rules effect December 31, 2017
Under A.R.S. § 41-1033(J), the Council hereby modifies R4-10-111(D) as follows:
A licensee performing mobile services shall prominently display a
duplicate photocopy of the licensee’s personal and establishment license in the area where mobile services are provided. The licensee’s original license shall be prominently displayed in the salon from which the licensee was dispatched in accordance with subsection (C).
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.
Governor Doug Ducey - Executive Order
Questions: send an email to [email protected]
- 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 licensed 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
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 the 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.
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 exempts pursuant to this paragraph shall post a sign in a conspicuous location in the person's place of business notifying the public the person's services are not regulated 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).
Arizona apprenticeship program
Arizona now offers a "Cosmetology Apprenticeship" program. The program is hosted through the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES).
Occupation terms: One and a half (1.5) years with 3000 hours - minimum 250 to 288 hours of related instruction. Arizona State Board of Cosmetology examination is required to become licensed.
Effective December 31, 2017:
- SB1130 - Hairstylist licenses; cosmetology - Signed by Governor Ducey on March 14, 2017; effective December 31, 2017
Effective August 6, 2016:
- House Bill 2035 (click to review) - Change in licensure requirements for "Tenth-grade equivalency" and Board Members appointments.
5 Year Review Report from Governor's Regulatory Review Council:
- Approved 5 Year Review Report, August 2, 2016:
- (F-16-0410) Title 4, Chapter 10, Article 1, General Provisions; Article 2, Schools; Article 3, Students; Article 4, Salons (see below for the link of the document)