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Lapsed License (Amnesty)

All licenses issued by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology expire on 

January 31st of every odd numbered year.

If a renewal fee has not been received for two-consecutive renewal periods (4 years), the license will go into a LAPSED status.

To restore a lapsed license to an active status through the amnesty program, you will be required to pay all delinquent and current licensing fees. In addition, you must complete the required number of Continuing Education (CE) hours based upon the number of years in which your license has been lapsed.

Four (4) of the required CE hours must be in the subject area of infection control and safety.

CE hours are only valid if taken from a Board approved course provider. Please make sure that you receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of all CE classes. 

To locate a complete list of approved CE classes CLICK HERE.

To request an amnesty application and instructions for reinstating your license CLICK HERE complete and email the Amnesty Form to: Cathy.franklin@cos.state.oh.us.

Infection Control CE Class: