Eyelash Technician Registration

On April 3, 2023, Governor Hobbs signed into law HB 2550 which adds a new registration for eyelash technicians. The proposed rules were approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council on March 5, 2024. The registration will go into effect in May 2024.

The application for the registration and the board-approved training will open in May. 

Current Licensed Aestheticians and Cosmetologists who do Eyelash Extensions 

For a licensed cosmetologist or aesthetician, one of the following:

  • If the applicant was licensed by the Board as a cosmetologist or aesthetician before October 30, 2023, the license number; or
  • A copy of the provisional registration (proof of completion) required under A.R.S. § 32-519(A)(3) verifying successful completion of a Board-approved eyelash technician training program;

If you are not licensed as a cosmetologist or aesthetician and currently doing eyelash extensions:

For individuals not previously licensed by the Board, one of the following:

  • A copy of any eyelash extension training certificate of completion received before October 30, 2023; or
  • A copy of the provisional registration (proof of completion) required under A.R.S. § 32-519(A)(3) verifying the successful completion of a Board-approved eyelash technician training program. (A provisional registration is a Certificate of graduation). 

If you took a course between October 31, 2023, and May 3, 2024, that course will not count. You will need to take a course from a board-approved training program.

The application will be available in May. 

Applicants will need to apply for their program to be recognized as a board-approved training program.

An eyelash technician program will need to provide quality equipment, tools, instruments, materials, and supplies. A program would need to offer the following minimum equipment and supplies:

  1. Sufficient instructional equipment and facilities for instructor and student use
  2. A covered, wet disinfectant container
  3. EPA-registered disinfectant
  4. Sufficient sinks with hot and cold running water
  5. Separate receptacles for garbage and soiled linens
  6. One chalkboard or whiteboard
  7. Functioning time display
  8. A wall mirror
  9. Sufficient mannequins

A program will require a qualified instructor who is a Board-licensed cosmetologist or aesthetician, or a Board-registered eyelash technician. 

Ten (10) hours of preclinical theoretical instruction in:

  • Eye structure
  • Function and disorders of the eye and orbital areas
  • Eyelash growth cycles
  • Contraindications and allergic reactions
  • Infection control
  • Eye shapes and eyelash evaluation
  • Product ingredients
  • Health and Safety
  • Board statutes and rules

Twenty (20) hours of clinical instruction in the application of eyelash extensions, including:

  • Client consultation
  • Design
  • Cleansing the eye area
  • Conducting a patch test before eyelash extension service
  • Applying eyelash extensions
  • Removing eyelash extensions

The application will be available in May.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You must take training from a board-approved training program to qualify for the license if it was after October 30, 2023.  

Yes. If you completed training before October 30, 2023, you qualify for the registration. You will need to provide your eyelash extension training certificate or certificate of completion to show proof that you received training. 

No. We do not offer reciprocity because the eyelash technician registration is not a license.