30 Miss. Code. R. § 2101-2.9 - Examination Eligibility for Out-of-State Applicants
A. Eligibility Requirements for Examination - Practitioner
1. Any person who is licensed by a state in which Mississippi does not have provision for reciprocity licensure, or any student who is at least seventeen years of age, can read, write, and speak English, and has successfully completed a course of training in another state which meets Mississippi's minimum requirements, but is not licensed in that state, may be eligible for licensure by examination.
The State's minimum requirements are:
2. The required documentation includes notifications of intent, affidavit/certification of training, and affidavit/certification of current licensure.
a. Notification of Intent. The form must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
b. The affidavit/certification of training. An affidavit or certification of the applicant's course of training must be submitted to the Board office by the board in the state in which the training was acquired. The affidavit/certification of training should contain, at a minimum:
(1) Applicant's name and address
(2) Applicant's Registration Number or license identification number (if applicable)
(3) The course in which applicant was enrolled
(4) Total clock hours earned
(5) Date of completion or last attendance (Non-licensed individuals only)
(6) Information regarding current license (if applicable), including expiration date and whether the licensee is in good standing.
c. The affidavit/certification of licensure. The applicant must cause an affidavit/certification of licensure to be issued by the board in which the license is held.
d. If the state in which the applicant is currently licensed is also the state in which the training was acquired, then only one affidavit is required. Otherwise, the applicant must obtain two affidavits.
e. The affidavits/certifications must be mailed directly to the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology by the licensing authority, bear the seal-impress of the licensing authority, and bear at least one signature of an official of the licensing authority.
f. In the event the information cannot be provided by the licensing authority, it may be obtained from the attended school. In this case, the attended school must submit the information directly to the Board. The information must:
(1) be submitted in an envelope bearing the attended school's letterhead,
(2) bear the seal impress of the school, and
(3) be certified by an agent of the attended school. The Board reserves the right to deny Certification of Training submitted by a school if it is determined that the information can be provided by the appropriate licensing authority.
3. Appear for an Application Eligibility Interview
a. Upon receipt of a completed Application of Intent and Affidavit/Certification of Training, which meets the examination requirements for Mississippi, the applicant is scheduled for an interview, and notified of the date and time.
b. The applicant must present the following documents at the time of the interview:
(1) Photographic identification.
(a) Applicant must present two (2) current passport photographs to be attached to his or her application for approval for examination. The person who is making application for approval for examination must be recognizable in the photograph.
(b) Applicant must present a government-issued photographic identification card which contains the applicant's signature and date of birth. In the event of a name change, legal proof of the change must be presented.
(2) Two additional forms of identification must be presented by the applicant. In the event of a name change, legal proof of the change must be presented.
(3) Any applicant who uses or proposes to use a specific device in any practice area of discipline must present the required certification of proficiency from Mississippi or another state attesting to proper training in the use of the instrument.
c. The applicant will be interviewed to determine his or her eligibility to apply for approval for examination. The following determinations will be made:
(1) The applicant is at least 17 years of age.
(2) The applicant is able to read, write and speak English.
(3) The applicant has a 12th grade education or its equivalent. The applicant must present, at the time of the interview, acceptable documentation evidencing completion of the 12th grade, or its equivalent. Where the secondary education was obtained outside of the United States, the applicant must present a copy of the proof of completion, along with an original translation which has been prepared by an approved translation or credentialing service, and which certifies that the document is considered to be the equivalent of a 12th grade education.
Additional information may be required if it has been determined, or there is reason to believe that a candidate for examination has completed high school under one or more of the following circumstances:
(a) The institution is not accredited by the Department of Education in the relevant state.
(b) The institution is not accredited by a recognized proprietary school accrediting association.
(c) The candidate may have completed a self-study course.
(4) The candidate will not be considered to have a 12 th grade education or its equivalent if it is determined that one or more of the following circumstances exist:
(a) The institution from which the diploma or transcript was acquired is not sanctioned or accredited by a state supported educational credentialing entity, or
(b) The candidate completed a self-study program in which progress examinations and final examinations were not physically supervised by one or more staff members of the institution or a recognized examination administration/proctor service.
4. If an applicant fails to present evidence satisfactory to prove that all requirements for approval for examination have been met, he or she will be advised that the application of intent will be rejected, and the reason for the same. The applicant will be advised, in writing, of the right to a show cause hearing before the Board.
5. If the applicant is deemed to meet all examination eligibility requirements, he or she will be required to submit an out-of-state Application for Approval for Examination, which must be completed in its entirety.
B. Eligibility Requirements for Examination - Instructor (First - Time Licensure)
1. Eligibility requirements that must be met in order to take the examination:
a. Must be at least 21 years of age.
b. Must be able to read, write and speak English.
c. Must possess a high school education or its equivalency.
d. Must possess a current practitioner's license.
e. Must have completed six (6) semester hours in college courses approved by the Board.
f. Must have successfully completed a course of training for which application for licensure is being made.
g. Must have the following hours of instructor training:
(1) Cosmetologist - 1,000 of instructor training in a licensed school of cosmetology.
(2) Esthetician - 1,000 of instructor training in a licensed school in which the practice of esthetics is taught.
(3) Manicurist - 1,000 of instructor training in a licensed school in which the practice of manicuring is taught.
h. Must have attended one mandatory Board "methods of teaching" seminar earning a minimum of five (5) continuing education hours.
2. The application packet must be accompanied by:
a. Two (2) recent passport photographs, taken prior to application.
b. Proof of eligibility requirements.
c. An affidavit completed and signed by the board official in the state from which the current license is held, attesting to licensure status and any disciplinary action within the past five (5) years.
d. Certified transcript of completion of the course of training for which application for approval for examination being made or an affidavit attesting to education.
e. Certified original transcript evidencing successful completion of six (6) semester hours in college courses approved by the Board.
f. In the event of a name change, legal proof of the name change.
g. Copy of current practitioner's license.
3. Any applicant who uses or propose to teach a specific device in any practice area of discipline must present the required certification of teaching proficiency for Mississippi or another state attesting to proper training in the use and/or teaching of the device.
4. If an applicant fails to present evidence satisfactory to prove that all requirements for approval for examination have been met, he or she will be advised that the application of intent will be rejected and the reason for the same. The applicant will be advised, in writing, of the right to a show cause hearing before the Board.
5. If the applicant is deemed to meet all examination eligibility requirements he or she will be required to submit an out-of-state application for approval for examination, which must be completed in its entirety.
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