State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Temporary suspension of in-school hours requirement: For the duration of the public health crisis, the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners has temporarily suspended 820 IAC 4-1-5(b). This suspension means that cosmetology students are no longer required to attain their cosmetology school hours in-person at the school and may take remote programming provided by the cosmetology school. The students are still required to attain the same amount of hours and the courses must otherwise comply with existing rules; however they are not required to be in-person for the duration of the public health crisis. A copy of the order may be found here.
Concerns regarding closure of your facility: You may refer to the Indiana Department of Health guidelines online at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/ if you have concerns about making the decision to close your facility or not. It would be a business decision to close rather than a directive from the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.
PLA remote work notice: In response to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the State of Indiana, the Professional Licensing Agency will have the majority of our staff working remotely in the coming weeks. While routine operations of the agency will continue, please note that there may be disruptions or delays in the processing of your requests. Please prioritize the usage of email to communicate with our staff whenever possible and scan any documents that need to be processed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work best to protect our staff and serve Hoosiers in these ever-changing times.
Applicants for personal beauty culture licensing may apply online now! Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application. Applications are process in the order received.
Statutes and Rules
Name and Address Change Information
Examination Registration Information
Examination Content Outline Changes Effective March 8, 2017
Instructions for Restoring a Beauty Culture Professional License Expired Beyond Five (5) Years
License Verification Search
Regency Beauty Institute Transcript Order
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
State Board Of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tracy Hicks, Board Director
Colette Ritter, Assistant Director
Julie Biddle, Customer Service Representative
Abigaile Moore, Customer Service Representative
Lisa Gaines, Customer Service Representative
Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-3031
Staff E-mail: pla12@pla.IN.gov
Agency Fax: (317) 233-4236