On Friday, June 18, 2021, the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board offices will be closed in observation of Juneteenth. However, examinations scheduled for Friday, June 18, 2021 will still occur. Board offices will reopen on Monday, June 21, 2021.
Licenses issued by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board will expire on 7/1/2021. Due to the high volume of licensees that need to renew, you are encouraged to renew your license early. Your next expiration date will not change whether you renew now or July 1st.
Renewing your license now will ensure technical support is available. You can contact the eLicense Help Desk for technical support questions ONLY. Help desk agents are not trained to answer licensing related questions. Please contact the board office directly with any non-technical and license related questions.
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The Governor has announced that Executive Order 2020-01D will be repealed effective June 18, 2021. This Executive Order was used to declare a state of emergency within the State of Ohio due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the issuance of this Executive Order, the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board passed a resolution to temporarily suspend the six percent cap on web-based education on July 14, 2020. This resolution suspended the enforcement of paragraph (K)(2) of rule 4713-5-02 of the Administrative Code, increasing the maximum number of hours that may be earned through distance learning to seventy-five percent of a student’s program of study. This resolution, however, was automatically rescinded following the repeal of Executive Order 2020-01D.
Therefore, as of the end of business on June 18, 2021, this temporary resolution is no longer in effect, and students are once again be limited to twenty percent of their total hours being earned through distance learning pursuant to paragraph (K)(2) of rule 4713-5-02 of the Administrative Code.
This change will not affect any hours earned before June 18, 2021. Further guidance regarding the calculation of students total distance learning hours will be provided once available.
Effective April 12, 2021