Iowa Board of Barbering - Continuing Education

Continuing Education Update

The requirement per legislation is barbers must obtain three hours of continuing education each biennium with one of the hours in Iowa law.

Licensee Responsibilities

Licensees are responsible for meeting all continuing education requirements and should review the Rules carefully and frequently. Scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Continuing Education Definitions, Requirements, Standards, Criteria, and other important content specific to this profession.

Important Guidelines

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Iowa Board of Barbering does not preapprove continuing education courses for individual providers but your continuing education chapter 24 includes a list of entities who may offer or sponsor these courses. Begin your search for continuing education courses by contacting licensed Iowa schools or associations of barbering or cosmetology as well as local universities and colleges to find out what they have to offer for scope of practice hours and Iowa laws and rules and sanitation.

Please be sure whomever you select is on the list of entities who may provide or sponsor continuing education courses AND that they will issue a certificate that meets the requirements as outlined inIAC 645 Chapter 24.

Iowa’s Cosmetology and Barbering Association

Iowa's Licensed Cosmetology Schools

Iowa's Licensed Barbering Schools


Iowa HHS Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121

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Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays