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**October 18th ABMT meeting moved to November 1st at 10:00 am**


Please see Massage Therapy page for important updates regarding massage therapy.  


New Permanent Rules

OAC 175 Ch. 1 reg text 2018
OAC 175 Ch 10 reg text 2018
OAC 175 Ch. 20 reg text 2018


Payment Information

We accept Cash (exact change), Cashier's Check, or Money Order payable to OSBCB

**No personal checks accepted
**Do NOT send cash by mail



Mission Statement

The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology, Barbering and Massage Therapy 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 schools to administering examinations for prospective practitioners of the cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy profession.


Agency Purpose

The Board of Cosmetology and Barbering licenses and regulates the profession of cosmetology, barbering, 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. 


Read all of the information below before continuing to the Online Renewal System.

  • Address changes must be e-mailed to certs@cosmo.ok.gov, include your file number in the e-mail. Address changes made on the Online Renewal system will NOT be forwarded to the agency. *
  • There is an “Optional Purchases” section on the Online Renewal system that allows you to purchase a Certification of Records/Hours or rule book. These items are NOT required, if you do not need them press continue. If you order a Certification of Records, you must send an e-mail to certs@cosmo.ok.gov to inform us which state you would like that sent to.
  • If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you may not use the Online Renewal system. You have to submit an I-94 citizenship affidavit along with a copy of your permanent resident card and renewal form. The citizenship affidavit form can be located here.


** Online License Renewal **


To improve our online renewal system please submit all issues along with screenshots to certs@cosmo.ok.gov with your file number in the subject line.

*After you e-mail the address change, you will receive an e-mail confirming the change within two business days. The online renewal system may still show the wrong address, but please ignore this and continue processing your payment. As long as you receive a confirmation e-mail from certs@cosmo.ok.gov regarding your address change, it will be sent to the new address.


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Permanent rules override the current rules which can be located at the top of our home page.

OSBCB Rules, Regulations and Statute Book, Effective September 1st, 2017

SB687 Massage Therapy Act

2016 Annual Report

Cosmetology Board Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Work Program


FULL BODY MASSAGE does not fall under the scope of practice of a cosmetology, barber, aesthetician or nail tech license. 

If you hold a cosmetology, barber,aesthetician or nail tech license, and you are performing FULL BODY MASSAGE or presenting yourself as a massage therapist you must obtain a massage therapy license. 

The licensing rules and applications for massage therapy are available at www.cosmo.ok.gov




Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Advisory Board on Massage Therapy 

2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84 \ Shepherd Mall \ Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Map to Shepherd Mall

Phone: 405.521.2441 \ Fax: 405.521.2440 \ Office Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday