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Welcome to the Idaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board

Phase 1 of DOPL’s new licensing system is now online. See details here.

Please contact us with any questions via email bcb@dopl.idaho.gov or phone (208) 334-3233.

Additional Board Information

NamePositionExpirationOriginal Appointment
Geneal ThompsonElectrologist/AestheticianJuly 1, 2024July 1, 2018
Lindy HighPublic MemberJuly 1, 2027July 1, 2018
Merrilyn ClelandCosmetologistJuly 1, 2025July 1, 2018
Debra J. ThompsonSchool RepJuly 1, 2026July 1, 2018
Thomas Earl GrimsmanBarberJuly 1, 2026July 1, 2018
Wendy RuckerCosmetologistJuly 1, 2027July 1, 2018
John J MurphyBarberJuly 1, 2025November 14, 2022

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What does a regulatory Board do?

How to Become a Board Member?

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To make an online disciplinary actions payment, please click here.

Each state requires different forms of certification of licensure. Please check with the state where you are applying to see what is required before requesting certification from Idaho. Certifications can be obtained two ways from Idaho, both through your Online Services account, they can be found under the “Menu” option once logged into your account:

  1. A free Letter of Good Standing may be obtained through your Online Services Account. This letter contains all public information (not exam scores).
    a. From your online profile select the “Menu” link in the tile of the license you want a letter for.
    b. Select “Request a Good Standing Letter”.

  2. If the receiving state doesn’t accept web-based certifications or requires information exempt from third-party disclosure (example: exam scores) to be included in the certification, you will need to request a Certified Licensure History Letter through your Online Services account. There is a $10.00 fee for this service and you will be able to pay through your online account.
    a. From your online profile select the “Menu” link in the tile of the license you want a letter for.
    b. Select “Request a Certified Licensure History Letter”.
    c. You will be prompted to answer a question and proceed through a payment process.

Why are Barbering and Cosmetology regulated professions?
Click here: View a PowerPoint demonstrating why Barbering and Cosmetology are regulated professions.

Other information of interest is below:

USFDA – Eye Cosmetic Safety

ProV, Inc.
150 W Civic Center Blvd, Ste 601
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 866-720-7768
Email: Cosmosupport@provexam.com

National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology, Inc. (NIC)
7622 Briarwood Cir
Little Rock, AR  72205
Phone: (501) 227-8262

National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)
901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203-1816
(703) 527-7600
Email: naccas@erols.com

National Cosmetology Association (NCA) is now Professional Beauty Association (PBA)
7755 E Gray Rd
Scottsdale, AZ  85260
Phone: (480) 281-0424
Email

The National Association of Barber Boards of America
Charles Kirkpatrick, Executive Officer
2703 Pine Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (501) 682-2806

Northwest Stylist
1750 SW Skyline Boulevard, Suite 24
Portland, OR 97221
Toll Free: (888) 297-7010
Phone: (503) 297-7010
Email: HollandGfx@aol.com

The license/registration issued to you by the Division is public proof that you are entitled to pursue certain activities regulated by Idaho Law.  If your license/registration becomes lost or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement from the Division.  A replacement may also be requested if you have changed your name or address and wish to receive a license/registration bearing the updated information.  

You may complete the Application for Duplicate License form online, print it out and sign it, and send it with the fee required by Idaho law to the Division.  Your application will not be processed unless the fee is received with the application.   A replacement card will be sent to the mailing address.

APPLICANTS: BARBER; BARBER STYLIST; COSMETOLOGY; ELECTROLOGIST; ESTHETICIAN; NAIL TECHNICIAN

     APPLICATION FEE                                                                                            25.00

     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE                                                                                  25.00

     ENDORSEMENT FEE                                                                                        35.00

RENEWALS: BARBER; BARBER STYLIST; COSMETOLOGIST; ELECTROLOGIST; ESTHETICIAN; NAIL TECHNICIAN

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR                                                                   25.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURRENT YEAR                                            35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE                                                                               10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE                                                                                        10.00

ESTABLISHMENT – APPLICANT – BARBER; COSMETOLOGY

     APPLICATION FEE                                                                                            25.00

     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE                                                                                  20.00

ESTABLISHMENT RENEWALPRIMARY; CONTIGUOUS – BARBER AND COSMETOLOGY 

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR                                                                   20.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURRENT YEAR                                            35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE                                                                               10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE                                                                                        10.00

COLLEGES: BARBER; COSMETOLOGY 

     APPLICATION FEE                                                                                            25.00

     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE                                                                                 300.00

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR                                                                   85.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURRENT YEAR                                            35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE                                                                               10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE                                                                                        10.00

INSTRUCTORS: BARBER; BARBER STYLIST; COSMETOLOGY; ESTHETICIAN; ELECTROLOGY; NAIL TECHNICIAN

     APPLICATION FEE                                                                                            25.00

     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE                                                                                  30.00

     ENDORSEMENT FEE                                                                                        35.00

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR                                                                   30.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURRENT YEAR                                            35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE                                                                               10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE                                                                                        10.00

GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY APPLICANT 

     APPLICATION FEE                                                                                            25.00

     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE                                                                                  20.00

GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR                                                                   20.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURRENT YEAR                                            35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE                                                                               10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE                                                                                        10.00

MAKEUP ARTIST

     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE                                                                                  25.00

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR                                                                   25.00

RETAIL COSMETICS DEALER

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR                                                                   20.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURRENT YEAR                                            35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE                                                                               10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE                                                                                        10.00

RETAIL COSMETIC DEALER APPLICANT

     APPLICATION FEE                                                                                            25.00

     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE                                                                                  20.00

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