Legislative Updates for Iowa

Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

Lucas State Office Bldg, 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Phone: 515-281-0254 | Fax: 515-281-3121 | Website: idph.iowa.gov/ | Email: via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: 6 hours every 2 years

Iowa COVID-19 Update Correction

ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP sent an email this week regarding back-to-practice dates for massage therapists, estheticians, and cosmetologists in the state of Iowa. Since sending that email, we are appreciative of those of you who responded seeking further clarification. We were able to talk with the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy Chair and the Board Administrator and sought clarification with the Governor’s office, as the state’s April 27, 2020, Proclamation of Disaster Emergency is confusing at best.

Iowa COVID-19 State Update

There have been many changes in the massage therapy, esthetics, and cosmetology professions and communities in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), from proclamations affecting business closures, to emergency rulemaking altering renewal timelines, to distance learning modifying continuing education requirements.

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