The Division of Consumer Affairs houses 51 professional boards that oversee 720,000 professionals and a Regulated Business Unit that registers 60,000 businesses. Licenses and registrations have staggered renewal dates and some have been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PPE Access Program
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
recently launched the NJ Small
and Micro Business PPE Access Program. The Program was developed in
response to concerns emerging from the Governor’s Restart and Recovery
Commission, the nine sector-based committees of the Governor’s Restart and
Recovery Advisory Council, and input from numerous small businesses indicating
the need for readily available, fairly priced personal protective equipment
Program details may be found in the NJEDA press release.
Science and Cemetery Board Guidance
22nd the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judith Persichilli, signed Executive
Directive 20-010 affecting the handling, memorialization and disposition of
human remains during the COVID-19 emergency.
Please find revised joint guidance from the Mortuary Science and Cemetery Boards to licensees of
both Boards regarding the Directive and other applicable regulatory changes.
of CPA Examination Credit Window and Continuing Professional Education Deadline
The Division has issued a Rule
Waiver (DCA-W-2020-17) temporarily extending until December 31,
2020, the expiration of certain exam credits for the multi-part Certified
Public Account Exam (CPA Exam). Additionally, DCA-W-2020-17 extends until June
30, 2021, the deadline for licensees to complete continuing professional
The Division takes
this action today due to the COVID-19 pandemic and difficulties CPA Exam
candidates have faced – and continue to face – in sitting for the multi-part
CPA Exam within the required 18-month window, and the challenges licensees have
experienced obtaining CPE credits. Under the order, candidates’ exam
credits that expire between March 9, 2020, and December 30, 2020, will be
extended to the new December 31, 2020 deadline. Additionally, the order
extends – from December 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021 – the deadline by which
Board-licensed certified public accountants and public accountants must
complete 120 CPE credits. This order takes effect immediately.
Health and Safety Standards for Licensed Cosmetology and Hairstyling Programs
The Division has issued Administrative Order 2020-17 which establishes standards for the reopening of licensed cosmetology and hairstyling programs. To learn more,
Cosmetology Temporary Permits
On September 1, 2020 the Division of Consumer Affairs issued
Administrative Order 2020-16 and Waiver 2020-15, reinstating and extending the validity of temporary permits issued by the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling that expired on or after March 9, 2020, by one year beyond the original date of expiration. The Order and Waiver also extend the validity of temporary permits that are set to expire on or after September 1, 2020 by one year beyond the original expiration date.
Requirements for Reopening Cosmetology and Massage Businesses
Extensions & Electronic Renewals
Mortuary Science and Cemetery Board Guidance and Operational Survey
Funeral Services Signature Requirement Waiver
In-Person Continuing Education Waiver
In-Person Requirement for Healthcare Service Firms
Office of Weights and Measures Fuel Standards Waiver
Licensed Public Mover Inspection Waiver
Orders and Waivers of Rules
Bureau of Securities (BOS) Measures to Protect Professionals and Investors
Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission (LGCCC) Updates