The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs regulates the board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling in the State of NJ. Applicants for examination and licensure must have a high school diploma or GED or a certified transcript from a high school. The New Jersey Department of Education does not recognized home school or on-line diplomas because there are no credential requirements in the state codes that verify the legitimacy of the education received.
When presented with a copy of a high school diploma or transcript that is questionable the following steps are taken to verify that the high school diploma is legitimate.
- Search the NJ Department of Education for the school’s code. If the school does not have a code the applicant must obtain a GED.
- Search the State Department of Education’s website or the actual school’s website if the student obtained a high school diploma from an outside state. If the review of the website raises any questions about the diploma being presented it will not be accepted as proof of a high school diploma and the applicant must obtain a GED.
- Applicants with on-line diplomas must obtain a GED.
PB Cosmetology Education Centre does not offer the ability to benefit testing.