Chapter 4713-7 Exams

4713-7-01 Notarization and processing of applications for examination.

All applications for examination for any branch of cosmetology shall be made upon forms supplied by the board. All statements made on the application form shall be subscribed and sworn to by the applicant and attested to under seal by a notary public. After approval by the board, an applicant will receive a date upon which he or she is scheduled to take the examination.

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013 and 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/00, 1/10/04

4713-7-02 No communication between applicants during examination.

Each examinee shall be assigned an individual workstation. The examinees shall not communicate with other examinees during the examination and they shall not have any written material, unless provided by the board. Pagers, mobile devices, or other electronic devices are prohibited within the examination area with the exception of calculators, which may be furnished by the board. An applicant found violating any rule or participating in any other type of misconduct shall be dismissed and the applicant shall automatically fail the examination.

Effective: 3/26/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/00, 2/28/2014

4713-7-03 Examination rooms.

The examination rooms shall be closed to everyone except examinees, examiners, and members of the board unless otherwise permitted by the board.

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013 and 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 2/24/91, 1/26/97

4713-7-04 Content of examinations.

The examination for each branch of cosmetology may not be confined to any specific system or method. The examination shall be consistent with the prescribed curriculum for each branch of cosmetology for licensed cosmetology schools of this state, and may include practical demonstrations and written and oral tests as the board deems appropriate.

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013 and 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/00

4713-7-05 Language requirements.

All oral and written directions for taking the practical and written licensing examinations given by the board shall be provided in English. No translators or study aids shall be permitted. Any request for a specific medical or other exception to the above stated requirement shall be made with the original application for examination or at least two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date to enable the board to accommodate the request.

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013 and 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/00, 1/10/04

4713-7-06 Necessary material for examination.

The board shall supply to each applicant a testing information packet (TIP) that shall state the most currently required materials for the practical examination, including the suggested general supplies and the requirements for the mannequin head and artificial hand. The TIP shall also provide more detailed instructions for the theoretical examination.

Replaces: 4713-7-06

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/00

4713-7-07 Examination grading system.

To receive a passing score on any branch of cosmetology examination, the applicant must attain at least a score of seventy-five on both the practical and theoretical examinations.

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013 and 02/28/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/84, 12/17/89, 1/26/97, 4/1/00

4713-7-08 Applications to practice branches of cosmetology from active duty military members, spouses of active duty military members, or veterans.

The Ohio board of cosmetology has evaluated military training and education in branches of the United States armed services and finds the armed forces provides no education or training in any branch of cosmetology that is equivalent to Ohio's standards. Active duty military members, spouses of active duty military members, or veterans are eligible for licensure in any branch of cosmetology by meeting the following requirements:

(A) Active duty military members or spouses of active duty military members are exempt from having to take an examination to practice any branch of cosmetology in the state of Ohio upon filing the following:

(1) Filing the "active military out of state license transfer" application, form COS022, effective 3/2015, which can be located on the board's website at www.cos.ohio.gov,

(2) The required fee if applicable,

(3) Proof that the applicant holds an active license to practice any branch of cosmetology in any other state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and

(4) In the case of an active duty military member a copy of the member's current military orders or copy of current military I.D. card, or

(5) In the case of an application from a spouse of an active duty military member, provide the following:

(a) Proof the applicant is married to an active duty military member by providing a notarized copy of a marriage certificate,

(b) Proof the spouse (not the applicant) is assigned to a duty station in this state by providing a copy of the official active duty military orders, or

(c) Proof the spouse (not the applicant) has been assigned to active duty in a foreign country and the applicant is residing in the state of Ohio during the spouse's deployment.

(B) Veterans coming from out of state are eligible for a license to practice any branch of cosmetology in the state of Ohio in accordance with the provisions of rule 4713-7-09 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Active duty military members, spouses of active duty military, and veterans are eligible to take the appropriate managing license examination for each branch of cosmetology pursuant to section 4713.30 of the Revised Code.

(D) The board shall prioritize an application received from an active duty military member, the spouse of an active duty military member or a veteran.

Replaces: 4713-7-09

Effective: 3/26/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.03, 5903.04, 4713.08(A)(6)
Rule Amplifies: 5903.03, 5903.04, 4713.08(A)(6)
Prior Effective Dates: 1/26/97, 4/1/00, 1/10/04, 2/28/2014

4713-7-09 Out of state license holder applications for Ohio licenses.

Applications for Ohio licenses to practice any branch of cosmetology, or applications for a managing license from individuals holding valid licenses to practice any branch of cosmetology in other states, or from other countries shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of this rule. Persons from other countries must provide certified proof of holding an equivalent license issued by the jurisdiction of origin in their country.

(A) Upon application to the board to practice any branch of cosmetology as provided for in section 4713.34 of the Revised Code and submission of required application fee(s), a person who is licensed or registered as a cosmetologist or in any branch of cosmetology under the laws of any other state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or other country shall be granted licensure in the state of Ohio upon taking and passing Ohio's practical and theoretical examinations.

(B) Upon application for a managing license, a person who is licensed or registered as a cosmetologist or in any branch of cosmetology under the laws of any other state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or other country is eligible for the managing license upon providing proof of the following:

(1) Holding an Ohio license pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule to practice any branch of cosmetology; and

(2) Passes the appropriate managing license examination for each branch of cosmetology pursuant to section 4713.30 of the Revised Code.

(C) After issuance of a license to practice any branch of cosmetology or a managing license in accordance with this rule, the board shall not provide certified verification of licensure to any other state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or other country until one year after the date of issuance. In addition, licenses to practice any branch of cosmetology or a managing license issued in accordance with this rule are not transferable to any other state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or other country until one year after the date of issuance. The restrictions on certification of licensure and transferability of licensure under this division do not apply to any of the following:

(1) A person who is an active duty military member or spouse of an active duty military member that provides proof of military orders transferring them or their spouse to another state, territory of the United States, or District of Columbia, or

(2) A person who presents valid proof of necessity to move to another state, territory of the United States, or District of Columbia due to acceptance of a spouse's employment or illness of an immediate family member.

Replaces: 4713-7-09

Effective: 3/26/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(6), 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.34
Rule Amplifies: 4713.34
Prior Effective Dates: 1/26/97, 4/1/00, 1/10/04, 2/28/2014

4713-7-10 Testing fraud.

(A) Any persons holding a license or applicants who present false identification, who are caught attempting to test in another person's name or otherwise cheat on an examination shall be subject to discipline by the board including:

(1) Not be allowed to sit for an examination in the state of Ohio for a period of one year from the time of the infraction, and

(2) Revocation of the license held for a period of one year for each infraction.

(B) A person using fraud or deceit in making an application for a license or permit shall be subject to the penalty as set forth in section 4713.99 of the Revised Code.

(C) A person found by an administrative hearing and affirmed by an order from the board to have committed fraud shall be referred to the prosecutor of Franklin county, Ohio for criminal prosecution for fraud.

(D) A person proven to have committed a second occurrence of presenting false identification, who are caught attempting to test in another person's name or otherwise cheat on an examination shall be subjected to the following punishment:

(1) Revocation of the license up to five years.

(2) Bar admission to any examination for a branch of cosmetology in Ohio for a time period set at the discretion of the board.

Replaces: 4713-7-09

Effective: 3/26/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(20)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.64
Prior Effective Dates: 1/26/97, 4/1/00, 1/10/04, 2/28/2014

4713-7-12 [Rescinded] Additional training for students with expired hours.

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: 4713.44, 4713.28
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/2010