Barbers and Cosmetologists: FAQs
Q. How do I obtain a barbers and cosmetologist license? What is the fee?
Requirements vary by license type. All license types require attending a board approved school and completion of all required hours (varies by license type). Applicant must also pass a national written and practical exam and a Board jurisprudence exam. The required initial fee is $50.00.
Requirement for reciprocity is verification of licensure in another state where requirements are the same or exceed New Mexico requirements. The required initial application fee is $150.00
Q. When do I renew my license? What is the fee?
Licenses are renewed in your birthday month. Renewal fee is $50.00. Late fee if license is not renewed by the expiration date stated on license is $40.00.
Q. When do I renew my establishment or booth license?
Establishment and booth licenses are renewed on the original month of issuance every year. Late fee if license is not renewed by the expiration date stated on license is $40.00.
Q. My License has been expired over five (5) years, what do I need to do to reinstate my license?
Applicants whose license has been expired for more than five years must apply to a Board approved school; submit to a scholastic evaluation to determine their training needs; and complete a minimum of 150 hours of remedial education.
Upon completion of the remediation, apply for and submit to the complete written theory examination and the applicable practical examination.
Q. My license has been expired less than five (5) years. What do I need to do to reinstate my license?
Applicant whose license has been expired for one year but less than five (5) years shall be required to retake the applicable exam and pay all renewal and late fees to become current.
Q. How do I request an affidavit to be sent to me?
Submit a written request and a $15 money order. Include your full name and license number, and the address where you want to receive the affidavit.