Kentucky Adopts Cosmetology Compact

AHP is excited to announce that the Kentucky legislature adopted Senate Bill 57 (SB 57), the Cosmetology Licensure Compact (Compact), in March 2023. 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 Kentucky has passed SB 57, 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 was in favor of SB 57 and wrote a letter of support to the Kentucky 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.

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