Ohio Admin. Code 4713-5-17 - Licensed instructors on premises

(A) During all school hours, a school of cosmetology shall have a licensed instructor on duty to teach courses on the theory and practical application of all branches of cosmetology. There shall be a minimum of one instructor for each twenty-five students or part thereof in attendance. Should a licensed instructor, operating within the instructor to student ratio established by this rule, determine that a student requires additional training in a theory subject and the instructor can effectively oversee the student's theory activity with no impact on their ability to oversee clinic instruction for the remaining students, the student may clock theory hours under the direct supervision of the licensed instructor. Any time clinic or theory courses are conducted concurrently in separate areas of the facility that prevent direct supervision, at least two instructors must be present. All theory and practical courses for program hours must be taught and led by a licensed instructor. Third party resources may be utilized to provide additional context and information, but may not be used as the sole method of instruction.
(B) A school of cosmetology may count a state-credentialed teacher in math, english, and/ or science as a board licensed instructor when they are teaching those areas of the cosmetology course outlines for which they are licensed/certified.
(C) In accordance with division (B)(11) of section 4709.10 of the Revised Code, a barber school shall employ no fewer than two licensed barber teachers, or one licensed barber teacher and one licensed assistant barber teacher, at all times.
(D) During all school hours, a barber school shall have a licensed barber teacher on duty to teach courses on the theory and practical application of barbering. There shall be a minimum of one barber teacher for each twenty-five students in attendance.


Ohio Admin. Code 4713-5-17
Effective: 2/12/2024
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/21/2023 and 02/12/2029
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(13), 4709.10(B)(3), 4709.05
Rule Amplifies: 4709.10(B)(3), 4713.45, 4713.44
Prior Effective Dates: 09/05/1977, 11/19/1987, 12/17/1989, 10/23/1992, 01/26/1997, 07/01/2000, 08/05/2001, 08/09/2002, 05/01/2003, 02/28/2014, 03/26/2015, 02/21/2019

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