Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle • Grove City, Ohio 43123
Local: (614) 466-3834 • Statewide: 1-866-642-6723
It's time to stop thinking about continuing education (CE) as a requirement and view it as an opportunity to grow as a professional. Why not use continuing education as a mode to break out of your daily routine and learn about new techniques or explore exciting new trends and styles. In addition, classes can help you brush up on rusty techniques, and grow in the area of customer service. Instead of waiting until the last minute to obtain CE hours why not use the two year period to explore the educational opportunities available.
There are many options when it comes to selecting a CE class; hands on workshops, seminars, demonstrations, online classes, and hair shows are some of the different types of training available. For those who desire interactive learning, a hands-on workshop or the excitement of a hair show may be just what you are looking for. Others may opt for the convenience of online or correspondence based learning. Also, many salons offer in house CE training for those they employ.
When considering a CE class for yourself, or your salon there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, always select a class that falls under the scope of practice for your licensure. Remember "scope of practice" simply means taking classes that teach a technique or a subject that can be performed or implemented by a person holding a particular license. For example, a nail technician can not receive CE credit for a class on haircutting; haircutting does not fall under the scope of practice for a nail technician. Secondly, in order to use a class for CE credit the class must be pre-approved by The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. Therefore, always ask the provider of the class if it is pre-approved or contact the Board.
Getting your CE credits can be fun; make it an experience that can change your professional life. Keep in mind education can be the key to boosting your self confidence and your clientele. The vision of The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology is: Leading the industry and elevating the professional standards in the art and science of cosmetology. Let this be your vision as well. The beauty industry is ever changing, let's grow and change with it.
REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON OAC RULE CHAPTERS 4713-5
of the OHIO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
DATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013 9:00A.M.
LOCATION: THE OHIO STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY
1929 GATEWAY CIRCLE, GROVE CITY, OHIO 43213
For public commentary on proposed Chapters 4713-5, of the Ohio Administrative Code, pursuant to Section 119.03 of The Ohio Revised Code, which allows the public to comment on rules pending before the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.
The Board, pursuant to R.C. 4713.08, and, after extensive consultation with stakeholders and other interested parties, instituted a comment period in December, 2012 and January, 2013 to hear the public's views on these rules. The Board accepted ongoing comments on many of these rules, even up until the filing of the rules with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The Board re-wrote the existing rules in these Chapters, based upon that public commentary. The rules were then reviewed by the Lt. Governor's Office of Common Sense Initiative, changes recommended, and now the Board has requested that the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review these rules.
The rules proposal is available on The Board's website and can be accessed at: www.cos.ohio.gov/rulereview.php (You may access each rule individually).
If you are not able to attend the hearing, but wish to further comment please address your commentary to: The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology, Lori Flanery, Secretary to the Board, 1929 Gateway Circle Grove City, Ohio 43213, or e-mail Mrs. Flanery at: OSBCRuleReview@cos.state.ohio.gov.
The Ohio Board of Cosmetology has several new and updated rules that became effective November 1 & 2, 2013. For complete information please visit our website www.cos.ohio.gov
For Complete Information, Please click on LAWS AND RULES
If you need to update your license address online, you will need your user ID and password that was attached to your license. This information is unique to each licensee and allows for access to the state of Ohio E-Licensing system.
Visit https://www.license.ohio.gov/ and log in.
If you forgot your user ID and Password, call the Board Office toll free at 866-642-6723 and we will provide that information to you.
The Amnesty Program is an initiative that began in July of 2009 that allows previously licensed individuals to regain their license without retaking the Board exam. To be eligible, you must have passed the state board exam in the past, be willing to pay back fees and complete intensive continuing education classes, including a mandatory 4 hour class provided by the Board, free of charge.
Licenses are renewed every two years. If you miss two or more renewal cycles (four or more years) your license falls into "lapsed" status and must be reinstated through the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology amnesty program.
The requirements for reinstatement vary based on how long your license has been lapsed. Lapsed license will be reactivated upon completion and approval of all applications by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology.
To request an amnesty application and directions for reinstating your license, complete and email the Amnesty Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: How can I update my Board approved photo for my license?
Answer: You will need to submit one recent photograph of yourself. The photo must be no smaller than 2 ½ x 3 ½ and no larger than a wallet size; one uncut passport photo is recommended. Digitally produced pictures must be printed on photographic paper. Polaroid or photos printed on basic printer paper will be rejected. On the back of the photo print your name, address, Ohio license ID #, email address, and phone number including area code.
In addition you must include a copy of your state issued driver's license or state ID with your picture. A stamped self addressed envelope must be provided to return your photo. Mail your photo to: Ohio State Board of Cosmetology, 1929 Gateway Circle, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Your photo will be stamped, processed and returned within 7 days of receipt in our office. Any photo received without a self addressed stamped envelope cannot be returned or processed. NOTE: Your Board license photo must be updated at least once every five (5) years.
Question: How can I get a managers license?
Answer: There are two ways to apply for the Managers Exam.
1. Complete the Managers Exam Application Based on Work Experience http://cos.ohio.gov/appsforms.php or
2. You can complete the Managers Course in an Ohio licensed School of Cosmetology. You must contact a school for specific information.
Upon completion of the course, the school will provide the Managers Exam Application to you.
Question: How do I apply for an Independent Contractor (IC) license?
Answer: If you currently hold an active managers license you can obtain an Independent Contractor (IC) license by completing and submitting an Independent Contractor (IC) Application. http://cos.ohio.gov/appsforms.php
NOTE: You are required to post both your manager's license and independent contractor's license at your station at all times while you are working. Your managers license must be renewed prior to renewing your Independent Contractor (IC) license.
Question: I've lost my license! How do I get a duplicate license?
Answer: In order to receive a duplicate license, you must come to the Board office in Grove City Ohio and bring the following information:
Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Local: (614) 466-3834
Fax: (614) 644-6880
Executive Director: Lori Pearson
Thomas Taneff, Chairman, General Public
Steve Thompson, Independent Contractor
Valerie J. Benfer, Cosmetologist & Salon Owner
Delores Gillis, Cosmetologist
Clara Osterhage, Multiple Salon Owner
Charles Penzone, Salon Manager
Luke Hanks, Private Schools of Cosmetology
Tasha L. Sheipline, Public School Instructor