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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.

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.  

Renewal Information

1.  Renew online at:  http://www.in.gov/pla/3121.htm.
2.  Renew via mail using a paper renewal form.  Renewals mailed postmarked by the expiration date are    
     considered timely:  Click HERE for a renewal form.


Licensing Information

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
Shawnna Ajeigbe, Assistant Director
Julie Biddle, Customer Service Representative
Savannah Cooper, Customer Service Representative
Cynthia Jones, Customer Service Representative
Abigaile Moore, Customer Service Representative
Lisa Gaines, Customer Service Representative


Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-3031
Staff E-mail:
Agency Fax:  (317) 233-4236