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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the purpose of an Advanced License?
When is an Independent Contractor’s license necessary?
I am moving to Ohio, how do I obtain an Ohio license?
How do I transfer my license to another state?
How do I change or update my address?
Can a salon Can a salon or barbershop be dually licensed to provide other services?
Do I have to renew an Inactive/Escrowed license?
I have Barber School hours in another State or Country, how do I transfer these hours to an Ohio Barber school?
I lost my duplicate license, how do I get another one?
What should I do if I want to make a change to the salon or barbershop?
Is a tanning facility required to have a Certified Operator on duty?
Are spray-on, mist-on or sunless tanning services required to be provided in a permitted tanning facility?
When are lamp compatibility sheets necessary?
Can a clean towel be left on a disinfected tanning bed?
Where can an individual get a tanning certification?
Can alcoholic beverages be provided in a salon/shop?
Can a cosmetologist offer microneedling?
How can dip powder nail polish be used without spreading bacteria?
How much will my renewal cost?
I’m a cosmetologist; how can I obtain a barber license?
Can an cosmetology salon have a barber pole?
When is a Chair Rental license required?
Can a customer bring their dog into a business?
How do I renew my license?
My license is in Escrow how do I make them active again?
If a pedicure bowl uses a liner, does the bowl still need to be disinfected after each use?
Can a station be inspected if the licensee is not working?
How do I change or update my name?
How do I receive a work permit?
During an inspection do I need my practicing license or is my drivers license sufficient?
Can a wet disinfectant container be at a station?
I just graduated from school, how do I apply for an examination?
Do disinfected clippers/trimmers need to be in a closed area?
How do I change the name or ownership of my salon or barbershop?
How do I reinstate my lapsed license?
I placed my license in an Inactive/Escrowed status and did not receive a license in the mail.
Does the customers completed skin type form need to be retained?
I did not renew my license before the last expiration date.
I lost my license, how do I get a duplicate?
How do I file a complaint?
What is the Board’s jurisdiction in a salon or barbershop?
Who is responsible for cleaning the tanning beds/booths?
Where do infection control standards need to be posted?
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If I owe my school money, can I transfer my barber school hours?
I have an active barber license in another State or Country, can I cut hair in Ohio with that license?
How do I get a copy of a complaint?
Is there an additional fee if I renew my license late?
I renewed my license and have not received the new license.
How Do I Reschedule An Exam?
How do I pay fees in the Elicense system if I do not have a credit or debit card or do not use credit or debit cards online?
I am an Ohio Barber School student, how do I transfer my hours earned in Ohio, to another Ohio licensed Barber school?
How do I update my email address?
How often will a tanning facility be inspected?
Can a Tanning Facility be combined with another type of facility or business?
What information needs to be posted in a tanning facility?
I have completed my barber teacher training; how do I apply for the barber teacher license and examination?
How do I reset my password?