Applicants who have completed any hours for any branch of cosmetology and some of whose hours have expired due to the five year limit in section 4713.32 of the Revised Code will retain hours after five years as delineated below.
(A) Whatever hours a candidate may have are whole (one hundred per cent) until the end of the five year period.
(B) Candidates then start losing twenty per cent of their hours per year following the five year period.
(1) Students will keep: eighty per cent of hours that are between five and six years old; sixty per cent of hours that are between six and seven years old; forty per cent of hours that are between seven and eight years old; and twenty per cent of hours that are between eight and ten years old.
(2) Thus a student completing a fifteen hundred hour program with all hours over five years but less than six years old would need an additional three hundred hours to be eligible to apply to take the licensing examination.
(3) A student with one thousand hours toward a fifteen hundred hour program that were all between six and seven years old would lose four hundred hours and need nine hundred hours to be eligible to apply to take the licensing examination.
(4) A student with fifteen hundred hours of which only five hundred are over five years old and not over six years old would lose one hundred hours and need one hundred new hours to be eligible to apply to take the licensing examination..
(5) A student whose hours are all more than ten years old would lose all hours.
(C) Students shall have one year from the re-enrollment date in school for each five hundred hours or part thereof to complete the additional hours and schedule their licensing exam.
(D) Should students fail to complete the program in the allotted time frame of subparagraph (4) above a new calculation of expired hours shall be completed and a new school enrollment put in place to document that change.