4713.28 License qualifications.

The state board of cosmetology shall issue a practicing license to an applicant who, except as provided in section 4713.30 of the Revised Code, satisfies all of the following applicable conditions:

(A) Is at least sixteen years of age;

(B) Is of good moral character;

(C) Has the equivalent of an Ohio public school tenth grade education;

(D) Passes an examination conducted under section 4713.24 of the Revised Code for the branch of cosmetology the applicant seeks to practice;

(E) Pays to the board the applicable fee;

(F) In the case of an applicant for an initial cosmetologist license, has successfully completed at least fifteen hundred hours of board-approved cosmetology training in a school of cosmetology licensed in this state, except that only one thousand hours of board-approved cosmetology training in a school of cosmetology licensed in this state is required of a person licensed as a barber under Chapter 4709. of the Revised Code;

(G) In the case of an applicant for an initial esthetician license, has successfully completed at least six hundred hours of board-approved esthetics training in a school of cosmetology licensed in this state;

(H) In the case of an applicant for an initial hair designer license, has successfully completed at least one thousand two hundred hours of board-approved hair designer training in a school of cosmetology licensed in this state, except that only one thousand hours of board-approved hair designer training in a school of cosmetology licensed in this state is required of a person licensed as a barber under Chapter 4709. of the Revised Code;

(I) In the case of an applicant for an initial manicurist license, has successfully completed at least two hundred hours of board-approved manicurist training in a school of cosmetology licensed in this state;

(J) In the case of an applicant for an initial natural hair stylist license, has successfully completed at least four hundred fifty hours of instruction in subjects relating to sanitation, scalp care, anatomy, hair styling, communication skills, and laws and rules governing the practice of cosmetology;

(K) The board shall not deny a license to any applicant based on prior incarceration or conviction for any crime. If the board denies an individual a license or license renewal, the reasons for such denial shall be put in writing.

Cite as R.C. § 4713.28

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.131, SB 337, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 04-07-2003