All licenses expire on the last day of the individual's birth month of the year due and each licensee is responsible for applying to renew the license without notice from the board. If more than three years have passed since the expiration date of the license, the license is not eligible for renewal under this section, and the requirements of part 2105.0215 apply.
The board must return incomplete renewal applications to the applicant with notice of the items that are incomplete.
The applicant must pay late fees required by Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.25, if a license renewal application or a resubmitted application is received after the expiration date of the license.
A licensee whose renewed license has not been issued by the board by the end of the business day on the licensee's expiration date is not authorized to practice after the expiration date until a license is issued, and any unlicensed practice after the expiration date is subject to the inspection penalties in part 2105.0115 and disciplinary provisions as described in Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.33.
The licensee must complete the following continuing education (CE) requirements before applying to renew a license:
A cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, advanced practice esthetician, or salon manager renewing a license must complete a total of eight hours of CE credits from board-approved providers within the three years prior to the date of the license renewal. Licensees must maintain proof of completion of the CE credits as required in subpart 5. The eight hours must consist of:
four hours of core CEs, consisting of one hour pertaining to state cosmetology laws and rules, and three hours related to health, safety, and infection control matters; and
four hours of professional practice CEs, consisting of one or more of the following topics within the licensee's scope of practice:
product chemistry and chemical interaction;
proper use of machines and instruments;
business management, professional ethics, and human relations; or
techniques relevant to the type of license held by the practitioner.
An eyelash technician renewing a license must complete a total of four hours of core CE credits consisting of one hour of state cosmetology laws and rules and three hours of health, safety, and infection-control matters from board-approved providers within the three years prior to the date of the license renewal. Licensees must maintain proof of completion of the CE credits as required in subpart 5.
The CE credits are valid for only one license renewal period, but may be applied to multiple licenses held by the same practitioner if the CEs were completed within three years prior to the license renewal date.
An instructor must complete 45 hours of board-approved CEs within three years before the license renewal, including at least 30 hours in teaching methodology and 15 hours on clinical practice in the field of licensure. Licensees must retain proof of the CE credits as required in subpart 5.
In addition to any board-approved instructor CE course, an instructor may use qualifying credits from completed classes on teaching methods or clinical practice from the MnSCU system schools, the University of Minnesota, or other postsecondary schools licensed by the Office of Higher Education but not licensed by the board. Preapproval of such courses is not required. The instructor must retain an official transcript and the class syllabus or catalog course description, which must establish the class hours and establish that the content of the course is based on teaching methodology or clinical practice. Postsecondary courses are equivalent to 16 CE hours per credit and lab courses are equivalent to 32 CE hours per credit. CEUs earned are accepted as one CE hour per CEU credit.
Instructors teaching approved instructor CE courses may apply CE hours from the courses to the instructor's license renewal if the CE hours are claimed only once per course, and are not used again on future renewals.
Instructors teaching approved core and professional practice CEs may apply the CE hours from the courses on the instructor's operator or salon manager license renewal if the CE hours are claimed only once per course, and are not used again on future renewals.
The instructor may apply a maximum of 15 CE hours from instructor CE classes taught by the instructor each renewal period.
Instructor CEs are valid for only one license renewal.
To renew an instructor's license, the instructor must hold an active operator or salon manager license in the area in which the instructor holds an instructor's license.
When a course has been approved by the board as both a professional practice CE course and as an instructor clinical practice CE course, licensees may apply the CEs earned from the course to the renewal of both the instructor license and the practitioner license.
A school manager renewing a license must complete a CE class or seminar in business practices of at least four hours, no more than three years prior to the renewal application, and retain proof of completion as required in subpart 5.
To renew the school manager's license, a school manager must hold an active cosmetology salon manager's license.
School manager CEs are valid for only one license renewal.
A school manager may apply four CEs from an approved professional practice CE course on business management to the renewal of both the underlying salon manager license and the school manager license.
[Repealed, 41 SR 305]
A licensee must maintain proof of CE credits for four years after the date of the class. If the renewal is audited by the board, the licensee must provide proof of requested items within 30 days of the board's request.
If the renewal is audited by the board, the licensee must provide proof of requested items within 30 days of the board's request. When a licensee fails to respond or does not provide proof as requested in an audit, and the board cannot verify the licensee's CEs through the provider identified by the licensee, the board must rescind the renewal that was based on the unverified credits. The licensee is subject to discipline as identified in item A, and the licensee may not practice until a new license is issued. To renew the license, in addition to any disciplinary requirements and penalties, the licensee must complete and provide verification from the CE providers that the licensee completed the CE requirements.
10 SR 474; 11 SR 389; 13 SR 1056; 22 SR 594; L 2005 c 27 s 9; L 2009 c 78 art 6 s 26; 35 SR 801; L 2013 c 85 art 5 s 49; 38 SR 778; L2015 c 77 art 2 s 87; 41 SR 305; 42 SR 589; 43 SR 347
October 8, 2018