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 but typically involve a combination or all of the following:
- Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Amnesty Safety and Infection Control program (Free!)
- Payment of back-fees
- Completion of missed CE
- Web-based exam
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. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Amnesty Safety and Infection Control program documentation can also be found below.