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Displaced Worker Emergency License: Barber, Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Pedicurist, Esthetician, and Electrologist


When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a barber, a cosmetologist, a manicurist, a pedicurist, an esthetician, and an electrologist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Regulation and Licensing Department Counseling and Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

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A. Barbers, cosmetologists, manicurists/pedicurists, estheticians, electrologists, and instructors currently licensed and in good standing, or otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, may be licensed in New Mexico during the four months following the declared disaster upon satisfying the following requirements: (1) receipt by the board of a completed application which has been signed and notarized and which is accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of a driver's license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (2) refer to NMAC, general licensing procedures; NMAC, general licensure requirements; and NMAC, reciprocity; (3) other required verification will be that the board office will contact the applicant's prior licensing board by email, mail, or telephone for confirmation of what is provided by the applicant. B. The board may waive the following requirements for licensure: (1) application fees; (2) specific forms or documentation required, on an individual case by case basis, under,, and NMAC if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster areas. C. Nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of the requirements for licensure contained in,, and NMAC. D. Licenses issued under (the emergency provision) shall be issued for a period of one year of less following the date of issuance, unless the board or an agent of the board approves a renewal application. Application for renewal shall be made on or before one year following the date of issue to avoid late renewal fees. The board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to, recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving license renewal.