Friday, September 30, 2016
NACCAS Statement on Closure of Regency Beauty Institutes
On September 28, 2016, the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ("NACCAS") was notified by Regency Corporation ("Regency") that it intended to close all 79 NACCAS-accredited campuses of Regency Beauty Institute effective as of the close of business that day.
On September 29, 2016, NACCAS received Regency's formal relinquishment of accreditation for all Regency Beauty Institute campuses. In its relinquishment letter, Regency states:
Our efforts now will be focused primarily on securing appropriate teach-out agreements for our students. As we secure these teach-out agreements, this information will be posted for students on http://www.regency.edu. Additionally, to facilitate each student's transition to a teach-out partner school (or another school of their choosing), Regency will promptly mail a final transcript to each current student, inclusive of all students enrolled within the last 120 days. We likewise intend to provide our state regulators with a final transcript for each such student, as well as the hard-copy records currently in the campuses, and to engage a records management company to administer student transcript requests in the future. This information will also be posted at http://www.regency.edu when it becomes available.
NACCAS is working closely with the U.S. Department of Education, Regency and applicable state regulatory agencies to assist students adversely affected by Regency's closures in finding alternative opportunities for completing their programs of study. Our expectation is that Regency will make appropriate arrangements with other accredited schools in the affected communities to allow a transfer of students to those schools, and NACCAS will make every effort to facilitate those arrangements.
September 30, 2016 Update: The U.S. Department of Education has created a web page containing useful information for students affected by Regency's closure: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/regency.
NACCAS is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit Delaware corporation organized for the purpose of developing, promoting and advancing standards of education and instruction in cosmetology arts and sciences, massage and cognate areas by giving recognition through accreditation to schools offering programs in those fields of study which maintain high standards of education.NACCAS currently accredits over 1300 schools nationwide, and has been recognized by the United States Department of Education for over 40 years as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education and training provided by the schools it accredits.
The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology (“Board”) has recently received information about telephone scams targeting our licensees. According to the reported information, there have been two forms of scams, both directed toward salons. In one, the caller says that they are calling from the Board about an unpaid fine, and they demand immediate payment over the phone. While certain unpaid fines may be referred to the Ohio Attorney General for collections, and the collection efforts may involve calls, Employees of the Board will never call and demand fine payments over the phone.
In the second version, the caller claims to be an inspector from the Board and says that they are coming to complete an inspection at the salon. The caller then informs the salon that they need to have money available to pay for the inspection. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology does not charge salons for inspections, and Board inspectors will never ask a salon for money.
If you receive a call like the ones noted above, or any other call from someone claiming to be from the Board and asking for money, please hang up and notify the Board.
The Next Board Meeting of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology will be held on
Tuesday January 10th, 2017 at 1:00p.m.
LICENSE RENEWAL !!
The License Renewal Website is open and available for 2017 License Renewals - Click HERE to access
If you have any questions or need assistance with your License Renewal, please call 614-466-3834
For Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, Click HERE
The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of
Martin Luther King Day
Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Tel: (614) 466-3834
Fax: (614) 644-6880