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License Printing Update
The Board will no longer be printing and mailing out personal licenses. Licensees will now print their license at their convenience.
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Exam Information
Need to take your Barber, Aesthetician, Hairstyling, Nail Technology or Cosmetology test? Here's what you need to know.
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Welcome to the Arizona Barbering & Cosmetology Board

The Barbering and Cosmetology Boards were consolidated as a result of HB2029 that was signed into law on August 6, 2021. The day to day operations of the Board are overseen by the Executive Director who was appointed by the Board, agency staff members and an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Board. Office operations include administration, licensing and examinations and enforcement. 

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File a Complaint

File a complaint for a licensee, school or establishment.

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Personal Licenses

Learn more and apply for a Barber, Aesthetician, Nail Technology, Hairstyling or Cosmetology license. 

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Establishment License

Apply or renew your establishment license. 

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Methyl methacrylate, otherwise known as MMA, is a bonding agent used in some artificial nail products making it set much faster and adhere stronger to the nail than other products.  

MMA exposure

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Professional Credential Services (PCS) is the professional testing organization that administers the written and practical examinations pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-514(A). Beginning May 24, PCS will begin