Kansas Board of Cosmetology

Frequently Asked Questions


General


Are cuticle clippers prohibited by the Board?

How do I update my address with the Board?

I received a "Notice of Required Remedial Action." What do I do?

I lost my license, what do I do?

How do I change my salon name?

I am moving. How do I get verification of my licensure to the state I am moving to?

I am licensed in another state. How do I get my Kansas license?

If I fail any part of my initial licensure exam is my temporary license still valid?

What do I do if I have a name change?

How long will it take to receive my license?

How do I become a licensed Body Art Practitioner?

Where can I get tanning device operator training?

How do I acquire a law book?

How do I file a complaint?

Does Kansas have reciprocity with any other states?

What if I have a prior felony conviction?

I just failed my exam. How can I reschedule my exam?


Hearings


How do I request a hearing?

When will my hearing take place?

How long do I have to request a hearing?


Fines


How do I pay my fine?

What if I can’t pay the whole fine right now?

Do I have to pay my fine?


Felony Reporting Mistakes


I received a letter asking for information about a felony conviction and I have never been convicted of a felony. What should I do?

What if my apprentice license application was submitted with a mistake?

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General


Are cuticle clippers prohibited the Board?

No

How do I update my address with the Board?

Practitioners:


Please use the following link to access the Address Update page for detailed instructions on how to change your address online: Address Update

Requests for address change received over the phone may be updated if the licensee can verify the following personal identification criteria:

You can also download the name and address change form from our website. Complete, sign and forward to KBOC office.

Office staff will automatically update addresses when a:

Facilities:
Mailing addresses may be used for facilities, if you need to add a mailing address to your facility please contact the Board by phone or email to request this be added to your license. A complete change of location requires a new facility application

I received a "Notice of Required Remedial Action." What do I do?

Whenever an establishment has four (4) or more violations at an inspection, the establishment is considered to be out of compliance. The Board will then send you a “Notice of Required Remedial Action” to which you must reply.

Included with the notice is the “Remedial Action Form and Affidavit.” This form lists each of the violations from your last inspection. Look at the questions on your most recent inspection sheet to see what each particular violation is. Then, in the box under “Remedial Action” on the form, write what you have done to correct the violation. You may attach a separate sheet if you need more space.

Send the form and any additional pages to the Board office by email, mail or fax. This form should be sent to the Board office within 20 days of the date on the notice.

Please note, you are not being fined at this time. If you receive a “Notice of Required Remedial Action” it simply means violations were found within the facility during your recent inspection and the facility is currently out of compliance. Correcting the violations will help ensure the facility remains in compliance and possibly avoid future Disciplinary Actions that may result in a fine. For further information on what constitutes a fine, please refer to the Fine Schedule.

I lost my license, what do I do?

Complete the duplicate license application, have it notarized and submit to the Board office with the $25 processing fee.

How do I change my salon name?

You will need to submit an affidavit for change of facility name.

I am moving. How do I get verification of my licensure to the state I am moving to?

Complete the licensure and training verification form, and submit it with the $20 processing fee.

I am licensed in another state. How do I get my Kansas license?

Complete the out of state application and meet the Board’s requirements for licensure.

If I fail any part of my initial licensure exam is my temporary license still valid?

No. The temporary license is null and void at that moment.

What do I do if I have a name change?

Submit the name and address change form with a copy of legal documentation of name change.

How long will it take to receive my license?

Please allow ten business days for the processing of your licensure application once it is received in the Board office. Although this is an office standard, it is not a guarantee. At that time you will be notified in writing of the status of your application. If the application is incomplete, the notification will explain what will need to be done to complete the missing portion of application.

Once the application is complete you will be notified in writing within five business day what steps you will need to take to complete your examination(s). If you must take the board written and practical exams, the duration of your wait to test will depend on when the Board exams are next to be administered. You will be notified in writing of your test date by the testing company.

How do I become a licensed Body Art Practitioner?

Kansas law requires that each applicant for Kansas Board of Cosmetology licensure be a high school graduate or have attained the “equivalent thereof.”

You must submit an application provided by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and meet the following criteria

Please click here for the Kansas law and regulation as they pertain to Kansas licensure.

Once the documents are submitted your application will be reviewed for compliance with Kansas law. At that time, you will be informed of the application status.

You will be required to take the State Board exams. Once compliance is determined you will be contacted regarding examination fees and scheduling of the exam.

Please also be informed that to practice tattoo, body piercing or cosmetic tattoo services in Kansas without a valid Kansas license is a violation of Kansas law and may subject you to legal action. Likewise, a facility that employs an unlicensed individual is in violation of Kansas law and may also be subject to legal action.

Feel free to contact our office if you have questions or need additional information.

Where can I get tanning device operator training?

Click here to view a list of professional tanning associations that offer training.

How do I acquire a law book?

The Board provides the law book in several formats please refer to the Law Book Resources document to find the one that is right for you.

How do I file a complaint?

Complete the Board complaint form, and submit it to the Board office by email, mail, or fax. Visit our Filing Complaints page for information on where to send your form.

Does Kansas have reciprocity with any other states?

No. Every cosmetology profession applicant must complete the out of state application and meet the Board’s requirements for licensure.

Every body art applicant must take and pass the Kansas exam and meet the Board’s requirements for licensure. To apply for the examination, complete the out of state examination application and submit the application and the required documentation to the Board office.

What if I have a prior felony conviction?

Click here to read information about the felony review process and find a printable checklist.

I just failed my exam. How can I reschedule my exam?

Go to the testing company website. Sign in and follow the same steps you used to schedule your initial exams. If you have any problems with your scheduling or you do not remember your user name and password you will need to contact the testing company.

 

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Hearings


How do I request a hearing?

Our office requires a written request which can be made via mail, fax, or email. Send your request to the Executive Director and sign it. Include your case number, make your request, and include the reason(s) you are making the request. Visit our Contact Us page for information on where to send your request.

When will my hearing take place?

Felony review hearings take place at the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Once a hearing request is received by the Board, felony review hearings are scheduled on the day of the next upcoming in-person Board meeting. All other hearings are scheduled at the discretion of the Office of Administrative Hearings.

How long do I have to request a hearing?

You have 15 days from the date printed on the Certificate of Service to request a hearing.

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Fines


How do I pay my fine?

You can submit a check or money order to our office in the regular mail, please make sure to note the case number on the memo line of the check/money order. Credit card payments may be accepted via the payment portal located on our website.

What if I can’t pay the whole fine right now?

We are happy to work with you! Submit correspondence via mail or email to our office requesting a payment plan and staff will contact you to set up a Payment Agreement.

Do I have to pay my fine?

Yes! Outstanding fines cause a hold to be placed on your facility license and/or your personal license. Failure to make timely payment may result in your case being turned over to the Kansas Debt Set-Off program and revocation of your license

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Felony Reporting Mistakes


I received a letter asking for information about a felony conviction and I have never been convicted of a felony. What should I do?

Provide the Board with a written statement, by email, fax, or mail, indicating that you made a mistake on your application and that you have never been convicted of a felony. Visit our Contact Us page for information on where to send your letter.

What if my apprentice license application was submitted with a mistake?

It is your responsibility to review and revise any document that you sign. See K.S.A. 65-1908(a) (4) and (5). If the "yes" box was accidently checked on your application, please send a signed letter to the office stating your mistake and stating that you have not been convicted of a felony. Visit our Contact Us page for information on where to send your letter.

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If you are unable to read any of the information contained on this website, please contact the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. We will be happy to assist you.

714 SW Jackson, Jayhawk Walk Building, Suite 100, Topeka, Kansas
Phone: (785) 296-3155 * Fax (785) 296-3002 * Email
Chiquita C. Coggs, Executive Director

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