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under the Continuing Education tab, then search for
classes. Licensees should ask the CE provider if the
class has been approved by the Board. If there are
any questions regarding specific CE course content,
loss of a CE certificate indicating you completed a
class, or any issues pertaining to a class you will need
to contact the CE provider directly.
When taking a continuing education class, licens-
ees are required to sign-in to the class using their
name and Board license number (e.g.COSM.991234).
Upon completion of the class, licensees should
receive a certificate of completion. The certificate
should include the date, location, hours received,
course approval number, and name of class. NOTE:
During the CE audit the Board may request proof
of completion of CE hours. Therefore, the certificate
should be retained in a safe and accessible place.
First Time Licensee:
If you obtained your Ohio license on or after Oc-
tober 3, 2016, you are considered a first time licens-
ee and you are not required to obtain continuing
education hours for your license which will expire
January 31, 2019. However you will be required to
pay the required renewal fee to maintain an active
license. NOTE: An Instructors license is not eligible
for this exemption.
Sixty-Five (65) or older
Licensees age sixty-five or older before January
31, 2019 are not required to complete CE hours.
Payment of renewal fee is required to maintain an
Inactive (formerly Escrow)
Licensees who have placed their license in an IN-
ACTIVE status are not required to complete CE hours
during the time the license is in an INACTIVE status.
To restore a license to an ACTIVE status you will be
required to complete the required number of CE
hours. To begin the process of restoring an INACTIVE
license you will need to submit an Inactive License
Reinstatement Request formwhich can be found on
our website:www.cos.ohio.gov on
the forms and
applications page under Personal Licensing.
If a renewal fee has not been received for two-
consecutive renewal periods which is a total of 4
years, the license will go into a LAPSED status. To re-
store a lapsed license to an ACTIVE status, the licens-
ee is required to pay any back fees and obtain up to
twenty-four (24) hours of CE. To begin the process of
restoring a LAPSED license you will need to submit
an Amnesty Application formwhich can be found
on our website:www.cos.ohio.gov on
the forms and
applications page under Amnesty Application.
Licensees who hold an instructors license must
obtain five (5) of the eight (8) required CE hours
related to the scope of practice according to their
instructor’s license. For example you hold a Manicur-
ing Instructor’s license you will need a five (5) hour
course for instructing manicuring, two (2) Hours of
Safety and Sanitation and one (1) hour of Board laws
and rules CE, which is provided by the Board.