RESPONSE TO COVID-19

INSTRUCTOR CEU REQUIREMENTS SUSPENDED: Due to Covid-19, the Board has issued a Proclamation suspending the provisions of Miss. Code Ann. Section 73-7-15 (5) and the provisions of Board Rule 6.2(A), as applicable to the year 2020, and for the year 2021, until further notice. View Proclamation

Our Mission

The mission of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology is to regulate the instruction and practice of cosmetology and related professions by establishing rules and regulations relating to qualifications for licensure and procedures for the administration of examination prior to licensure, and by establishment of rules and regulations setting forth sanitation requirements for the operation of cosmetological establishments, for the benefit of the consumer and for the public health.


Special Board Meeting / Practical Testing Workshop

MSBC is hosting a one day Special Board Meeting / Practical Testing Workshop on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 1 PM to 5 PM, on 12th floor of Robert E. Lee Building, 239 North Lamar Street, in Jackson, MS. The purpose of this workshop is to consider and discuss potential updates to MSBC practical exams & evaluation processes. Please email any practical testing topics or suggestions that you would like to be considered in writing to info@msbc.state.ms.us by Wednesday, March 10, 2021.


ATTENTION THEORY TESTING CANDIDATES

CANDIDATES THAT RECEIVED APPROVAL LETTERS FOR THEORY EXAMINATION PRIOR TO JULY 22, 2020.

UNDER TESTING TAB, THEORY TESTING, CLICK REQUEST APPROVAL FOR THEORY TESTING.

After completing, you will receive an email from Prometric with username, password, and instructions to schedule your theory exam.

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TESTING SITES. CANDIDATES WITHOUT A FACE MASK WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TEST OR RECEIVE A REFUND.


MSBC office now open, resumes normal hours

As of 8/4/2020 per MSBC Board decision:

The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology office is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and currently admitting 2 visitors at-a-time in the office. All visitors must adhere to Covid-19 guidelines which include: wearing a face mask, washing hands with soap and water before entry, use of hand sanitizer, and maintaining 6 feet of social distance.

You may not provide cosmetology, manicure, or esthetician services in the State of Mississippi without a current and valid Mississippi license.

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