Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-11-.01 - Applicants Seeking Licensure by Endorsement

(1) Any person licensed in another state desiring to apply for a license or instructor license in cosmetology, barber, barber II, hair design, esthetics, or nail care in the State of Georgia is required to make application using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers, to submit the required application processing fee(s) which is non-refundable, and to show by such application that applicant has met all the requirements of the law and rules of the Board. When such application for endorsement for the appropriate licensing level is properly filled out and returned to the Board, it shall be accompanied by the following:
(a) for applicants that can provide proof of passing both a written and practical national or state approved examination in English, and:
(i) proof of attaining at least 17 years of age;
(ii) a copy of a high school diploma, general educational development (GED) diploma, or a postsecondary education or college degree;
(iii) be of good moral character;
(iv) verification of a license issued by another state or territory that is currently active and in good standing at the appropriate level for the type of license being applied for;
(i) if the state verification does not indicate the examination was administered in English, the Board may accept a sworn statement from the applicant that the exam was taken in English;
(ii) if the verification for the license was issued by the other state or territory based on reciprocity or endorsement, applicant shall submit a verification for the state in which the original license was issued;
(iii) if the applicant has been licensed in multiple states, a verification from all states the applicant has been licensed in shall be submitted and shall indicate that no board orders or unpaid citations exist in those states.
(b) for applicants that cannot provide proof of passing both a written and practical national or state approved examination in English, the Board may, upon all other requirements of 240-11, issue a letter of exam eligibility, and:
(i) applicants who are made eligible under this section shall not be allowed to take the exam more than three times without passing
(ii) upon passing the national examination in English the Board may issue a license.
(c) for applicants of good moral character that can provide proof of active duty as a U.S. Military service member, transitioning service member, or separation leave within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation, or provide proof that the applicant is a spouse of these service members, the Board may issue a license provided:
(i) the applicant holds a valid, active license from another state, or;
(ii) the applicant obtained a specialty, certification, training, or experience in the military while a service member which substantially meets or exceeds the requirements to obtain a license in this state.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-11-.01
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-34, 43-10-2, 43-10-9.
Original Rule entitled "Applicants Seeking Licensure by Endorsement" adopted. F. Dec. 21, 2016; eff. Jan. 10, 2017.

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