AHP is excited to announce that on April 18 the Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2049 (HB 2049), the Cosmetology Licensure Compact (Compact), previously House Bill 2542. The goal of the Compact is to simplify interstate cosmetology practice and regulation by reducing unnecessary burdens related to licensure by endorsement or reciprocity.
Now that Arizona has passed HB 2049, at least six more states must pass the Compact bill before cosmetologists in those participating states can obtain a multistate license, making it easier for professionals to work in other jurisdictions temporarily. We will let you know once enough states pass this bill so you can start moving from one compact-participating state to another.
As you may know, AHP is in favor of the Compact and wrote a letter of support to the Arizona legislature. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to contact their local representatives to show support for the Compact. It’s so important for lawmakers to hear from people who will be impacted by a bill, key stakeholders like you. AHP applauds the industry professionals who elevated their voices to help pass this legislation.