Applications for an Ohio license to practice as a barber from an individual holding a valid license or registration to practice as a barber in another state, district, or country shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of this rule.
(A) An individual seeking reciprocity, as provided for in section 4709.08 of the Revised Code, shall submit an application, on forms developed by the board, along with the required application fee(s), certified proof of holding an active, equivalent license or registration issued by their state, district, or country of origin, and certified proof of their barber training.
(B) The board may grant licensure, without examination, to an applicant who meets the following criteria:
(1) Is at least eighteen years of age;
(2) Is of good moral character;
(3) Has completed not less than one thousand eight hundred hours of training from a licensed school of barbering. For purposes of this provision, a year of licensed experience may be substituted for one hundred hours of training, up to a maximum of five hundred hours in total; and
(4) The licensing jurisdiction of the applicant extends similar reciprocity opportunities to individuals licensed in Ohio.
(C) The board may, in its discretion, require an applicant to pass an examination prior to granting licensure.
(D) The board may, in its discretion, waive any of the requirements of this rule.