Current through March 20, 2022

(1) An applicant for licensure meeting the requirements of T.C.A. § 4-3-1304(d)(1) may:
(a) Be issued a license or certificate under the Tennessee Cosmetology Act of 1986 upon application and payment of all fees required for issuance of a regular license or certificate of the same type if, in the opinion of the Board, the requirements for certification or licensure of such other state are substantially equivalent to that required in Tennessee; or
(b) Be issued a temporary permit as described herein if the Board determines that the applicant's license or certificate does not meet the requirements for substantial equivalency, but that the applicant could perform additional acts, including - but not limited to - education, training, or experience, in order to meet the requirements for the license or certificate to be substantially equivalent. The Board may issue a temporary permit upon application and payment of all fees required for issuance of a regular license or certificate of the same type, which shall allow such person to perform services as if fully licensed or certified for a set period of time that is determined to be sufficient for the applicant to complete such requirements.
1. After completing those additional requirements and providing the Board with sufficient proof thereof as may be required, a full certificate of registration shall be issued to the applicant with an issuance date of the date of the original issuance of the temporary permit and an expiration date as if the full certificate of registration had been issued at that time.
2. A temporary permit shall be issued for a period of less than the length of a renewal cycle for a full certificate of registration.
3. A temporary permit shall expire upon the date set by the Board and shall not be subject to renewal except through the completion of the requirements for substantial equivalency as required by the Board or by an extension of time granted for good cause by the Board.
4. Should an extension to a temporary permit cause the permit to be in effect longer than the renewal cycle of a full certificate of registration, the holder of the temporary permit shall file a renewal application with such documentation and fees, including completion of continuing education, as are required by the Board for all other renewals of a full certificate of registration of the same type.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-01-.18
New rule filed September 2, 2015; effective 12/1/2015.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-3-1304(d) and 62-4-105(e).

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