(A) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, a person seeking a renewal of a license to practice a branch of cosmetology, managing license, or instructor license shall include in the renewal application proof satisfactory to the board of completion of any applicable continuing education requirements established by rules adopted under section 4713.09 of the Revised Code.
(B) If an applicant fails to provide satisfactory proof of completion of any applicable continuing education requirements, the board shall notify the applicant that the application is incomplete. The board shall not renew the license until the applicant provides satisfactory proof of completion of any applicable continuing education requirements. The board may provide the applicant with an extension of up to ninety days in which to complete the continuing education requirement. In providing for the extension, the board may charge the licensee a fine of up to one hundred dollars.
(C) The board may waive, or extend the period for completing, any continuing education requirement if a licensee applies to the board and provides proof satisfactory to the board of being unable to complete the requirement within the time allowed because of any of the following:
(1) An emergency;
(2) An unusual or prolonged illness;
(3) Active duty service in any branch of the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard or the national guard of any other state.
The board shall determine the period of time during which each extension is effective and shall inform the applicant. The board shall also inform the applicant of the continuing education requirements that must be met to have the license renewed. If an extension is granted for less than one year, the continuing education requirement for that year, in addition to the required continuing education for the succeeding year, must be completed in the succeeding year. In all other cases the board may waive all or part of the continuing education requirement on a case-by-case basis. Any required continuing education shall be completed and satisfactory proof of its completion submitted to the board by a date specified by the board. Every license which has not been renewed in any odd-numbered year by the last day of January and for which the continuing education requirement has not been waived or extended shall be considered expired.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 45, HB 98, §1, eff. 11/15/2013.
Effective Date: 04-07-2003