2019-2021 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
COSMETOLOGY OR BRANCH OF COSMETOLOGY
Continuing Education hours are required to be taken between
February 1, 2019 and January 15, 2021.
All Continuing Education Classes Expire on January 15, 2021.
An individual that holds a license to practice cosmetology, a branch of cosmetology,
or an instructor license is required to complete the following hours of continuing education:
One (1) hour of CE concerning Board Laws and Rules:
This course can be applied to multiple licenses.
NOTE: Only provided by the Board
Two (2) hours of CE concerning Safety and Infection Control:
If the Safety and Infection Control course is taken as a
“stand-alone” course, it may be applied to multiple licenses held.
Five (5) hours of CE concerning subject matter relating to
the scope of services for each license held by the individual:
Subject matter of course must match the scope of practice of the license held.
It is the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a Continuing Education (CE) class has been approved by the Board. Licensees should ask the provider of the class if Board approval has been obtained. If there are questions regarding specific course content, loss of a certificate of completion, directions, etc., please contact the provider of the class directly.
When taking a continuing education class, licensees are required to sign-in to the class using their name and Board license number (e.g.COSA.991234). Upon completion of the class, licensees should receive a certificate of completion. The certificate should include the date, class location, hours, course approval number, and class name.
During the CE audit the Board may request proof of completion of CE hours. Therefore, the certificate should be retained in a safe and accessible place. Click Here
to view a list of approved CE classes.
If this is your first Ohio license, you are not required to obtain CE hours for this renewal period.
Payment of the renewal fee is required to keep a license active.
NOTE: An Instructors license is not eligible for this exemption.
Inactive (formerly Escrow)
Licensees that place their license in an “INACTIVE” status are not required to complete CE hours during the time the license is classified as “INACTIVE”. Completion of the required number of CE hours must be completed in order to restore a license to an “ACTIVE” status.
To begin the process of restoring an INACTIVE license to an ACTIVE status CLICK HERE
Licensees who hold an instructor license must obtain five (5) of the eight (8) required CE hours on scope specific material related to the topic of teaching.
Sixty-Five (65) or older
Licensees who are age sixty-five (65) or older, before the start of a renewal period are not required to complete CE hours.
Payment of renewal fee is required to keep a license current and active.
Held a license for 30 years or more
Licensees who have held a board license for thirty (30) or more years, before the start of a renewal period are not required to completed CE hours.
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 the license to an ACTIVE status, the licensee is required to pay all back fees and obtain up to twenty-four (24) hours of CE.
To begin the process of restoring a LAPSED license to an ACTIVE status CLICK HERE