The Governor of Arizona appoints Board Members for three-year terms These officials make it their duty to uphold the board’s requirements.
They investigate consumer complaints and facilitate hearings where necessary, as it is their mandate to protect the public.They also act as the hand of justice when enforcement action is necessary.
Additionally, individuals in this field who qualify for tax exemption or have passed the Board’s written and practical examination through schools and salons, have to go through the board to receive one or more of the twelve categories of license it offers.
As the regulatory agency for the Cosmetology and Nail Technology professions in Arizona, it is no wonder that there are many requirements attached for individuals seeking training and/or positions in this field.
The smooth running is maintained daily through licensing and examinations, enforcement and administration duties that push the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology requirements to be adhered to and implemented.
Here are some of the requirements for the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology.
So you want to be a hairstylist in Arizona?
Well there are a few hoops you’re going to have to jump through, but in the end it’ll be worth it as you pursue your career.
Don’t be surprised by all the red tape either. Each year the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology has to submit its annual report to the Governor of that state. Included in this is a record of all it’s done for the year, which includes the issuance, renewal, suspension, revocation and denial, of licenses and public reproofs licensees.
As you can imagine, this leads them to run a pretty tight ship.Because of this, their standards for those in the industry continue to be high and their requirements strict.
That said, all requirements are easily acquired with dedication and hard work. You get the ball rolling by submitting an application, distributed by the board, for a hairstylist license. You’ll also have to pass the hairstylist examination, and pay associated fees for the license.
After that, there are a few things to note.
How To Get A Hairstylist License In Arizona
You must have either:
Otherwise, you must have either:
If you think getting a hairstylist’s license is a lot of work, there are other aspects of the cosmetology industry that the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology doesn’t let up on either.
The board not only prepares, administers and grades both written and practical examinations based on its standards and requirements, but enforces these requirements, as mentioned earlier.
As such, it expects those holding licenses to have passed all necessary tests and submitted all required information, before issuing cosmetology-related licenses.
Barbers also need to pay due attention to board requirements if they are to be successful with their applications.
How To Get A Barber’s License In Arizona
If you want to be a barber in Arizona, there are some steps you’ll need to take in order to legally practice.
In the event that you already have a valid license as a barber in another state, these steps can be skipped. The Arizona State Board of Cosmetology would view you as having the necessary licensing requirements to practice in Arizona.
If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll first have to file a completed written application form, have satisfactory evidence that shows the board you hold the necessary qualifications, and submit one signed photograph.
In addition to that, here are the standard rules for getting on-track to your barber license:
- You have to be at least sixteen-years-old and submit the evidence to prove it.
- Have received credits for at least two years of high school or a board prescribed equivalent.
- Pass a board administered examination.
- Pay the necessary fees.
- Have graduated from a licensed school or program in this field in Arizona or, if in another state, graduated from a school or program that met the barber licensing requirements of that state at that time.
It may sound a little daunting and a lot to do before you can get to making amazing designs and cuts, but there are ways you qualify to “skip” some steps.
If you hold a valid license to practice barbering in another state that is in keeping with the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology standards, is equivalent to their requirements, and have been a practicing barber for at least a year, you’re exempt from the above.
Not only that, but you’ll be granted the same tax exemptions as barbers licensed in Arizona.
This makes it simple to carry on with your profession if you’re considering moving to Arizona.
the above perks are for those who already have a barber’s license. If you’re applying for a barber’s license and have a hairstylist or cosmetologist license, you don’t get a free pass.
Get ready instead, to complete a 750-hour course at a barbering school, where you’ll study and learn about 34 barbering techniques.
How Do I Renew My License?
If you already have your respective license and are trying to figure out how to renew, the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology requirements for this process are pretty straightforward.
- Licenses must be renewed bi-annually, on or before your birthday.
- Renewal fees apply and must be submitted along with a relevant board-selected application for license renewal.
Make sure you renew your license in good time too;failure to do so will result in penalty fees before you can get your new one.
Is My Salon In Good Standing?
As a salon owner in Arizona, there are requirements to take note of. But as long as all your operations are above board, you have nothing to worry about.
Make sure your salon license is always up-to-date, as are those of the cosmetology practitioners who work for you. These licenses must all be conspicuously displayed so patrons can easily see the credentials and legal standing of the salon as it relates to the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology.
The board can also choose to inspect salons at any time.Even if your salon is pending inspection, they can still choose to issue a license in the interim.
How Do I Become A Licensed Instructor?
If you’re more interested in teaching within the industry, you must also adhere to some rules. As with practitioners, this requires necessary documentation, experience, and practical knowledge.
Even if you have been teaching outside of these parameters for years, in order to be recognized as a cosmetology instructor by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, it’s better to follow procedure and – of course – the law.
As with the procedures mentioned for other license applications, you must first submit your application for an instructor license to the board, along with the relevant fees.
Along with this, here’s what you need:
- A diploma from high school or equivalent, as recognized by the board and its rules
- You must be at least sixteen-years-old and able to prove this. Or, you can submit evidence that you’re at least eighteen-years-old.
- You have practiced for at least one year as a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician, hair stylist, or nail technician, who’s applying for the instructor license in the same subject in which you are both practicing and licensed. For all of these disciplines, you must have already put in at least three hundred and fifty hours of work.
Now you might have picked up that, no matter how you swing it, you will have to take some examinations in order to qualify as a cosmetologist in the state of Arizona.
While you can take these exams through industry programs or schools, all examinations are administered by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, or other board-selected national organizations.
These examinations are for instructor licenses, hairstylist, cosmetologist, nail technician, or aesthetician licenses.
After you’ve taken the written and practical exams, keep working to improve your skills, as the board will follow-up to inform you of the results and make accurate records of all results.
If you feel you’ve been marked unfairly, you can take this up with representatives, or simply check out the public records where all examination results and other information related to board requirements, actions and duties, are available.
How Do I Open A Cosmetology School/Program
Want to go a step further and open your own cosmetology school, or launch a related program? You can do this too, as long as you take note of this article’s trending theme – meet all the board’s requirements.
You can open and run your school or program if you: