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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

active license.

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.

Lapsed/Amnesty

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.

Instructors

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.