By the Division of Professional Licensure


EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 1998, all examinations for licensure by the Board of Registration in Cosmetology will be administered in English only. Interpreters, dictionaries and other translation aids will not be permitted at any of the examination sites as of October 1, 1998.

* All PRACTICAL examinations for licensure by the Board of Registration in Cosmetology and Barbering will be administered in English only. Interpreters, dictionaries and other translation aids will not be permitted at any of the examination sites.  WRITTEN examinations are offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese

The decision of the Board to discontinue the use of interpreters and foreign language examinations is based on public health and safety concerns relating to the proper use of chemicals in the cosmetology profession and examination security issues in general.
Questions regarding this Notice should be directed to the Board at (617) 727-9940."