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

 

Applications for Ohio licenses to practice cosmetology, or any branch of cosmetology, from individuals holding valid licenses to practice cosmetology, or 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 jurisdictions must provide certified proof of holding an equivalent license issued by their state or country of origin, and certified proof of training hours.

(A) Upon application to the board to practice cosmetology, or 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) The board may waive the requirement to take and pass Ohio's practical and theoretical examinations for any individual who holds a valid license to practice cosmetology, or a branch of cosmetology, from another jurisdiction if all of the following are met:

(1) The individual has held an active license or equivalent in cosmetology, or a branch of cosmetology, for not less than one year immediately preceding their application for licensure in Ohio;

(2) The individual has completed the following number of training hours from a licensed school of cosmetology:

(a) For a cosmetologist or equivalent, not less than one thousand five hundred hours;

(b) For an esthetician or equivalent, not less than six hundred hours;

(c) For a hair designer or equivalent, not less than one thousand two hundred hours;

(d) For a manicurist or equivalent, not less than two hundred hours;

(e) For a natural hair stylist or equivalent, not less than four hundred fifty hours.

(f) For the purposes of this rule, a year of licensed experience may be substituted for one hundred hours of training, up to a maximum of five hundred hours in total.

(3) The licensing jurisdiction required the individual to pass practical and theoretical examinations; and

(4) The licensing jurisdiction extends similar reciprocity opportunities to individuals licensed in Ohio.

(C) After issuance of a license to practice cosmetology or any branch of cosmetology 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. The restriction on certification 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 who provides proof of military orders transferring them or their spouse to another state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or another country; or

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

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4713.08(A)(6), 4713.08(A)(20), 4713.34.
Amplifies: 4713.20, 4713.34
Five Year Review Date: 7/5/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 1/26/1997, 4/1/2000, 1/10/2004, 2/28/2014, 3/26/2015, 2/16/2018