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State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

COVID-19 Actions:

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.

Renewal Information

1.  Renew online at: MyLicense.IN.gov
2.  Renew via mail using a paper renewal form. Click HERE for a renewal form. Renewals mailed postmarked by the expiration date are considered timely.

Licensing Information

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.

Beauty Culture Instructors
Beauty Culture Salons & Mobile Salons
Beauty Culture Schools
Tanning Facilities


Statutes and Rules
Renewal Documents
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
Sanitation Rules
License Verification Search
Fee Schedule
Regency Beauty Institute Transcript Order

Board Information

Members of The State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Board Meeting Dates and Minutes
Meeting Agendas
E-Participation Policy

Consumer Information

Consumer Complaint Process

Staff Information

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
Ruth Hashu-Roorda,  Customer Service Representative

Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-3031
Staff E-mail: pla12@pla.IN.gov
Agency Fax:  (317) 233-4236