The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology is to safeguard and protect the health and general welfare of the people of the state of Oklahoma by performing a variety of services from developing curriculum for cosmetology schools to administering examinations for prospective practitioners of the cosmetology arts.
The Board of Cosmetology licenses and regulates the profession of cosmetology, esthetics, manicuring, instructors and establishments where these services are performed. It also regulates health and safety issues in schools approved by the Board. Anyone who provides these types of services including but not limited to, haircutting, hairdressing, nail care, skin care and the application of make-up must be licensed by the Board.
Winter months in Oklahoma always include the possibility of inclement weather.
IF the Highway Patrol (Department of Public Safety) has announced that travel in your area of the state is ‘slick and hazardous’, then you will be excused from your exam and we will mail you another exam date (without charge) and your work permit will remain valid.
For information regarding road conditions, please check your local news media or check with the Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol) (DPS) http://www.dps.state.ok.us/ or by phone 405.425.2385 or 888.425.2385.
For information regarding state offices, please check your local news media OR you can access Oklahoma’s state website at www.ok.gov If it is announced by the Governor’s office that state offices are closed or operating with limited staff, then you will know your exam is cancelled and will be rescheduled.
You may call the direct number to the exam department (405.522.7618) to leave a message (or hear additional information) during severe winter weather.