Barbers and Cosmetologists: Instructors, Training Requirements, and Continuing Education

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Barbers and Cosmetologists: Instructors, Training Requirements, and Continuing Education

Continuing education is required for the renewal of licensed instructors.

Twelve continuing education hours are required at renewal period for professional development or improvement of professional proficiency.

Instructor licenses are renewed annually on March 31. Hours must be obtained between April 1 and March 30 of the following year in order to renew the license.

Continuing education hours do not carry over and must be completed each year.

For initial instructor licenses, the continuing education requirement will not apply until after the first full year of licensure.

Certificate of Completion is required as proof of attendance and must be submitted at renewal.

Board-approved continuing education providers are as follows:

(1) Cosmetology educators of America (CEA) seminars and workshops conducted in any state

(2) Adult continuing education association programs in professional development, education, counseling, instructing, or related programs

(3) Continuing education units (CEUs) recognized by four year institutions in any state in professional development, education, counseling, teaching or related programs

(4) All schools licensed by the New Mexico state board of barbers and cosmetologists

(5) Credits recognized for teacher certification in any state according to the following conversion
a. Theory (cognitive/lecture): 1 credit hour = 30 clock hours
b. Practice/demonstration: 1 credit hour = 45 clock hours

(6) Attendance at accreditation and team training workshops and instructor continuing education programs offered by nationally recognized accrediting agencies

(7) Certification of completion of Dale Carnegie professional development and business courses

(8) The pivot point instructor symposium classes

(9) Educational classes or conferences sponsored by the Aveda institute

(10) Conferences sponsored by the American aesthetics education association

(11) Classes sponsored by Milady/Thomson learning’s career institute

(12) Classes sponsored by Vidal Sassoon

(13) Local, state, regional, or national industry trade shows with credit not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the annual requirement for continuing education, or six hours (6); in addition, no more than fifty percent (50%) of the hours scheduled at such a trade show can contribute to the six (6) hour maximum; the licensee must provide verifiable proof of attendance including an agenda of the event, a receipt for payment of attendance, or other such reasonable evidence of attendance

(14) Online faculty and professional development programs.

Courses not approved by the board
Licensee may also submit, subsequent to their attendance, copies of other programs and seminars that are not approved. The board will consider such programs at the next regularly scheduled meeting and determine if credit is approved or denied. Detailed documentation of the program length and content must be submitted for the board to make a determination. Notification of approval or denial will be sent to the licensee within thirty (30) days after the board meeting.

List of Continuing Education Providers
Board-Approved Schools by City
License No.
Name of School
Address
City
State
Zip code
SE11231
Alamogordo School of Barbering
1011 Madison Avenue
Alamogordo
NM
88310
SE08676
Olympian Academy of Cosmetology
1011 E. 10th Street Ste. B
Alamogordo
NM
88310
SE11665
A Better U Academy
4915 Lomas Blvd., NE
Albuquerque
NM
87110
SE12294
Adorabella Beauty Academy of Barber & Cosmetology
800 Juan Tabo Ste. I NE
Albuquerque
NM
87123
SE7588
Albuquerque Barber College
601 San Pedro NE Suite 100
Albuquerque
NM
87108
SE8097
Central New Mexico Community College
4700 Morris St, NE
Albuquerque
NM
87111
SE8263
Olympian Academy of Cosmetology
6300 San Mateo Blvd, #J
Albuquerque
NM
87109
SE16106
Royalty School of Barbering & Cosmetology LLC
4351 Coors Blvd. SW, Suite K.
Albuquerque
NM
87121
SE7413
The Aveda Institute of New Mexico
1816 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque
NM
87104
SE14035
The Avenue Academy, A Cosmetology Institute
1512 Eubank NE
Albuquerque
NM
87112
SE11056
Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy
2201 Uptown Loop Rd., NE, Suite F
Albuquerque
NM
87110
SE15423
Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy
1001 Golf Course Rd. #104&105
Rio Rancho
NM
87124
SE11819
The Beauty College of Eddy County
107 W. Mermond
Carlsbad
NM
88220
SE6934
Clovis Community College (Cosmetology Program)
417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis
NM
88101
SE5114
Northern New Mexico Community College
921 Paseo de Oñate
Espanola
NM
87532
SE13696
Main Barber School
4250 E. Main Street, Suite M
Farmington
NM
87401
SE08510
San Juan College of Cosmetology
4601 College Blvd
Farmington
NM
87402
SE13734
University of New Mexico – Gallup
705 Gurley Avenue
Gallup
NM
87301
SE5576
NM Junior College (School of Cosmetology)
5317 Lovington Highway
Hobbs
NM
88240
SE11405
Las Cruces Barber College
150 Madrid Suite B
Las Cruces
NM
88001
SE13993
Glitz School of Cosmetology
2460 Missouri Avenue
Las Cruces
NM
88001
SE08675
Olympian Academy of Cosmetology
1460 Missouri Ave. Suite 5
Las Cruces
NM
88001
SE12744
Computer Career Center, a Division of Vista College
850 N. Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces
NM
88011
SE09110
Luna Community College
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas
NM
87701
SE8262
Olympian Academy of Cosmetology
4501 North Main Street, Suite 13
Roswell
NM
88201
SE12559
Vogue College of Cosmetology
1601 St. Michael’s Dr. Suite. A
Santa Fe
NM
87505
SE16814
Off College Institute of Cosmetology
117 E. College Ave
Silver City
NM
88061
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