Number of Continuing Education Hours
Required for Renewal or Reinstatement of License.
Renewal after January 1, 2003. In order
to renew a license after January 1, 2003, each licensee shall provide to the
Board proof of completion of five (5) continuing education (CE) hours in a form
acceptable to the Board. If audited, the licensee shall submit written proof
from the CE provider of attendance and/or completion of each CE course
submitted for credit.
1. Three (3) hours of
the total five (5) hours must be satisfied by a course in health and safety
developed by the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE).
2. Two (2) hours of the total five (5) hours
must be in a course previously registered with the Board in any of the
following areas: industry or trade show, health and safety, industry trends,
computer skills, business management, or the licensee's area of
from CE Requirements.
A licensee that meets
any of the following exemptions shall not be required to complete the CE
requirements set out in this Rule;
Licensees who have held a license for 25 years or more and can submit
documentation thereof to the satisfaction of the Board;
Licensees who submit to the Board proof
of hardship based upon:
(I) Age; proof of
attainment of age 65;
Disability, medical or otherwise; a documented permanent disability, copy of an
award letter of disability benefits such as Social Security, Railroad
retirement or DD214;
or temporary disability documented by the appropriate physician specialist
stating the disability, anticipated duration and physical or mental
circumstances as the Board may determine on a case by case basis.
2. Licensees who claim
an exemption shall submit to the Board a sworn, written statement, signed by
the licensee before a notary public, setting out the facts supporting each
exemption claimed. An exemption request form may be obtained from the Board or
a written request may be submitted in a form otherwise acceptable to the
(c) First Renewal
of License. The holder of a license who is renewing a license for the first
time shall not be required to meet the CE requirements.
(d) Reinstatement of a lapsed license. In
order to reinstate a license after expiration, the applicant shall pay all fees
required by law or rule, including the reinstatement fee, and shall submit
documentation of completion of CE hours required for renewal. A license shall
be issued upon completion of all requirements of the laws and rules.
(e) CE Requirements For Hair Designers: For
the first license renewal period after September 1, 2010, the Board shall allow
a maximum of five (5) hours credit for any CE courses taken between August 31,
2006 and September 30, 2008.
Provider Registration of Continuing
(a) The curriculum of any
CE course not developed by the DTAE or not offered as a course by any of the
institutions listed in paragraph (2)(e) of this Rule must be registered with
the Board and must comply with Board rules.
Industry or trade show registration.
Providers of industry or trade show courses that wish to register courses for
CE credit must supply the following information to the Board prior to
1. Date and location;
2. Form to be used as written proof of course
attendance or completion for licensee participants.
Course of study registration. Providers
of courses of study that wish to register courses for CE credit must submit the
following information to the Board prior to registration:
1. Outline of subject matter;
2. List of persons teaching;
3. Summary of qualification of
4. Number of hours for
5. Date and location
6. Form to be used as
written proof of course completion for licensee participants.
7. Course evaluation form
(d) Internet, electronic or home
study course. Providers of Internet, electronic or home study courses must
submit the same information for registration with the Board as the providers of
courses listed in paragraph (2)(c) of this Rule.
(e) Exempt courses. Courses in cosmetology,
hair design, nail technology, esthetics, computers, business, or health and
safety issues offered by schools under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents
of the University System of Georgia, the Department of Technical and Adult
Education, the Department of Education, or any accredited postsecondary
institution shall satisfy the continuing education requirement without a
request to the Board for approval or registration.
(f) The curriculum developed by DTAE in
health and safety shall be revised as necessary to incorporate new developments
upon request by the Board, interested parties or licensees. DTAE shall make the
curriculum available to other providers of continuing education.
Requirements for all course providers.
1. No private providers shall represent
themselves as the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology or the Georgia Office of
the Secretary of State. The prohibition against such representations shall
include all promotional material including, but not limited to, provider name,
course or business name, websites, advertisements, e-mails or
2. No testing of
knowledge or skills shall be required as proof of completion of any CE
3. All licensees shall
receive written proof from the course provider of attendance and completion of
a CE course. The provider's registration number issued by the Board must be
included on the certificate of completion.
(3) CE Courses Not Registered With the Board.
Any licensee may request Board approval of an unregistered industry or trade
show or other unregistered course of study for CE credit. The Board, in its
discretion, may approve such course on a case by case basis. All licensees
shall receive written proof of attendance and/or completion of CE courses from
the provider; and the licensee shall submit such proof to the Board.
(4) Private providers of continuing education
courses must include their registration number issued by the Board on all
promotional material including, but not limited to information about courses,
websites, advertisements, emails or mailings.
(5) CE providers must renew their
registration by submitting a new CE provider application to the board beginning
April of an even year.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 130-2-.12
Original Rule entitled
"Continuing Education" adopted. F. June 19,
2002; eff. July 9, 2002.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F.
Mar. 29, 2007; eff.
Apr. 18, 2007.