(A) Licensees shall be exempt from all continuing education requirements until the biennial licensing period commencing after their initial licensure.
(B) The continuing education requirement for each personal license is eight hours per renewal period. No licensee shall receive credit for identical course instruction completed during a single renewal period. Licensees holding both a manager and instructor license shall be required to complete eight hours for each license held. Continuing education hours shall only be credited toward an Instructor license when those hours are completed within a board-approved "Instructor Only" course.
(C) Courses completed prior to an individual being licensed by the board do not qualify for continuing education credit. A licensee shall not receive continuing education credit for any course completed that does not have the prior approval of the board.
(D) Licensees that hold multiple personal licenses, in more than one branch of cosmetology, must complete the continuing education requirements for each separate license. The completed continuing education must correspond with the applicable license. (For example, a course that is approved for an esthetician license may not be applied toward the required CE for a manicurist license).
(E) The board shall encourage all continuing education course providers to offer the courses in as many different locations as possible. All continuing education eligible offering entities shall allow any and all official representatives and employees of the board entrance into any board-approved continuing education course, at no cost to the board.
(F) The board shall keep, and make available to all licensees, a current roster of approved continuing education courses, which shall include an explanation of any and all course prerequisites required for admission into the course offering.
(G) Current licensees shall be able to receive continuing education credit for classes completed in a school of cosmetology.
(H) Licensees age sixty-five or older, before January thirty-first of a renewal period, are exempt from the requirement to obtain continuing education hours for the renewal of their active license.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/18/2010 and 06/21/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08, 4713.09
Rule Amplifies: 4713.59, 4713.60, 4713.62
Prior Effective Dates: 6/15/95, 1/26/97, 4/1/01, 1/10/04, 5/1/04