Mission Statement

To help safeguard the public health, safety and welfare through the licensure and regulation of barber and cosmetology practitioners and shops in Idaho.

Welcome to the Board's webpage! Information and announcements will be posted here. Please click the links on the left for specific areas of interest.

The Division of Occupational & Professional Licenses is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time

 Application Assistance is offered Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Call 208-334-3233 for an appointment)

 To keep everyone safe when visiting the office:

  • Please wear a mask

  • Practice physical distancing – follow the blue tape markings on the floor

Please refer to  and  for information regarding COVID-19

The most efficient way to renew is online by clicking “Renew Online”. If you need to submit documents for reinstatement, please email them to your board.

The following are resources that have been provided to the Board and may be helpful to you in your practice.  The Board provides these resources as a convenience and does not endorse any of the information provided or the authors:

NIC website-

NABBA website-

Milday website-

Please contact the Board if you have questions via phone at (208) 334-3233 or via E-mail at


Barbering, cosmetology, make-up artistry, and electrology are regulated services in Idaho. All providers of these services must be licensed or certified.