Laws 1935, Chapter 51 created the State Board of Barber Examiners. The name was changed to Board of Barbers by Laws 1984, Chapter 279, effective retroactively to July 1, 1984. As part of the sunset review process, the Board was continued to July 1, 2022 by Laws 2014, Chapter 247. See A.R.S. §§ 32-301 et seq.
Protects the public from the incompetent practice of barbering, establishes minimum qualifications for entry into the profession, conducts sanitation inspections and disciplines those barbers who violate barbering statutes or rules.
The Board consists of five members, appointed by the Governor to five year terms. Three members represent the profession and two are public members.
Formerly the State Board of Barbers and Cosmeticians, (1929-1935). See Laws 1931, Chapter 39. The State Board of Beauty Culturist Examiners was also established on the same date thus differentiating between beauty culture and barbers.
In 1984, the Legislature established minimum qualifications to enter the profession and disciplinary measures for barbers who violate statutes or rules.
In 1994, the Legislature modified the requirements for a person to be appointed to the Board and revised the requirements to obtain an instructor license. Laws 1994, Chapter 185.
Laws 2018, Chapter 274 allowed a person to meet the educational requirements for a barber license by completing an apprenticeship program that is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor or the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Allows a licensed barber to serve as a mentor, if approved by the Board.
Laws 2019, Chapter 109 modifies licensing requirements for barbers who are licensed in another state or country. The measure also decreases the number of hours, from 750 to 350, required as part of a course of study for a person who holds a cosmetologist or hairstylist license and is applying for a barber license. The measure includes provisions relating to cosmetology.
- Arizona Cost Efficiency Commission Final Report 1988
- Arizona Code, 1939, Sections 67-101 et seq.
- Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 32, Sections 32-301 et seq.
- Arizona Administrative Code R3-5-101 et seq
- Session laws
- Laws 1931, Chapter 39
- Laws 1935, Chapter 51
- Laws 1984, Chapter 279
- Laws 1994, Chapter 185
- Laws 2014, Chapter 247
- Laws 2018, Chapter 274
- Laws 2019, Chapter 109
RELATED COLLECTIONS AT ARIZONA STATE ARCHIVES:
Record Group 17 – Arizona Board of Barbers 1929-1971