4713-5-02 Program requirements.

(A) Proprietary schools shall offer clock hour programs.

(B) Career technical schools shall comply with Ohio department of education (ODE)/board of cosmetology program course outlines.

(C) Upon enrolling in a school of cosmetology, a cosmetology student shall be assigned to study theory and perform clinic practice.

(D) A student shall not perform any service on a patron until they are certified to do so. The student shall be supervised by an instructor when performing services.

(1) Should a student's score on a test lower the student's cumulative grade average below the percentage needed to pass, the student shall lose the certification. The student shall be recertified only after the student's average returns to an above passing grade level.

(2) The instructor may supervise more than one student at a time as permitted by rule 4713-5-17 of the Administrative Code.

(E) All schools shall ensure each program offered is comprised of at least twenty-five per cent theory and non-clinic practice.

(F) All schools shall ensure each program offered is comprised of at least fifty percent clinic work performed on patrons, other students or mannequins. If patrons are not available, the student shall receive credit for clinic work if the student is actively engaged in training within the clinic related to the student's course of study.

(G) Any school participating in the Ohio department of education's career based intervention (CBI) program may allow a student to participate for no more than fifteen days in a program approved by the board. At the end of the fifteen days, the student may commit to being in the program or may try another CBI program. A student participating in the CBI program, but not officially enrolled in a program approved by the board, may do so under the following limitations:

(1) The CBI student shall participate equally in both theory and practical lessons, and study only the course's basic lessons.

(2) The CBI student shall not perform services on any individual.

(3) A CBI student may only perform services on a mannequin or an artificial hand.

(4) The school shall document any time a CBI student spends in the theory and in the practical lessons, the material the CBI student has studied and what services the CBI student has performed. The school shall make available this information upon request of the board.

(5) Upon the conclusion of fifteen days, the student shall no longer participate in board approved program unless enrolled.

(6) Any exception to this rule shall require a majority vote by a quorum of the members of the board.

(H) ) Any school that wishes to implement distance education as part of its curriculum must adhere to the following guidelines:

(1) The contracted course or program length must meet the board requirements set forth in rule 4713-5-03 of the Administrative Code.

(2) No practical or clinical instruction is permitted and no more than twenty-five per cent of the theory portion of the required hours may be completed through distance education.

(3) If distance education is made available to students, the student contract must clearly state that any hours attained in this manner may not be recognized by other states or schools if a student transfer situation arises.

(4) The school must determine if prospective students have the skills and comprehension to succeed in a distance education environment and maintain in each student's record, documentation of the method used to determine the student's skill and comprehension.

(5) The school must provide to students the textbooks, supplementary instructional materials, and any additional equipment necessary to fulfill the program and course requirements.

(6) The school must make available to students and teachers access to technical support for the educational course(s) or program(s) during the designated educational time frame established by the school to complete the assigned distance education materials.

(7) Observable, measurable, and achievable student performance outcomes shall be identified so that courses and programs offered through distance education can be compared to courses and programs with similar subject matter and objectives, whether offered by distance education methods or traditional means. Schools must track and record these milestones in such a manner as to allow an agent of the board access during an inspection to review the record for progress of any student engaged in distance education.

(8) The school shall be responsible for the quality of the courses of study and programs offered through distance education methods and the achievement of expected and acceptable outcomes, irrespective of any contractual arrangements, partnerships, or consortia entered into with third parties for the provision of components of a distance education program or course of study. All distance learning content must be approved by the board before it is offered to students, and any changes in curriculum approved before being offered.

(9) The instructional staff that provides instruction in distance education programs must have the qualifications, experience, and credentials to support the program or course of study.

(10) The school offering distance learning must maintain an overall annual passage rate of at least seventy-five per cent in theory examination in order to commence and maintain a distance learning program. Any schools not adhering to this level of performance shall be compelled to maintain a traditional program and not offer distance learning until passage rates can equal or exceed the standard, and no sooner than the next academic year in the instance of a career technical or vocational school, or calendar year in the instance of a private school.

(I) Any exception to this rule shall require a majority vote by a quorum of the members of the board.

Replaces: 4713-5-02

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(13)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.44, 4713.45
Prior Effective Dates: 1/26/97, 8/1/99, 8/5/01, 5/1/03, 12/23/10