Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners announces new online application for exam candidates!
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Starting January 1, 2014 the online application will be mandatory. Please contact PSI or the Board if you have questions or concerns.
Updates to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act!
The Board of Cosmetology and the Board of Barber Examiners have merged to better serve licensees. Click here to read all about the 2014 legislative updates.
The Tennessee General Assembly has recently made changes to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act. These new laws are found in Public Chapter No. 447 and Public Chapter No. 477. The changes amend the Tennessee Cosmetology Act in sections 62-4-120 and 62-4-125.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WHILE THESE NEW LAWS GO INTO EFFECT UPON BECOMING LAW ON JULY 1st, THE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY MUST FIRST MAKE RULES TO CARRY OUT THE NEW LAWS.
Rulemaking hearing was held Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:00 A.M.
The rule making process requires that the Board draft rules, which must then be approved through a formal rule making hearing. After the rule making hearing, the rules must be approved by the Attorney General’s Office and subsequently, be on file with the Secretary of State’s office for 90 days before they are effective. View the proposed rules prior to the January 5, 2015 rulemaking hearing:
Notification Options Are Now Available!
You can now get notifications from your licensing board or commission related to the following:
State Board of Cosmetology
and Barber Examiners
500 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243
Toll Free: 800-480-9285
500 James Robertson Pkwy,
To regulate the practice of cosmetology and barbering, including the licensure and registration of cosmetologists, instructors, aestheticians, manicurists, shampoo technicians, natural hair stylists, cosmetology shops, master barbers, barber instructors, barber shops, and barber and cosmetology schools.
The mission of the Division of Regulatory Boards is to protect public welfare by ensuring that only qualified persons are certified, permitted, or licensed and that once licensed these persons uphold the highest appropriate professional standards of practice, independence, and competency.
If you would like to learn more about what we do or have any specific questions, please click here.