Students who have completed a portion of required training at another school or in another state or country may apply as a transfer student to a cosmetology school to complete the required training. Accrued student hours are valid for five years and apply to students who have partially completed a school program in or out of state. The school must include in the student's records documentation of any transfer of credits, and copies of student transcripts and records from the original school. Any records from another country, including records in English, must be evaluated by a board-approved credentialing agency at the student's or school's expense.
Individuals who have practiced cosmetology in other countries and who are seeking licensure must obtain a course completion certificate by a licensed cosmetology school as a requirement to become licensed. The applicant may apply as a transfer student and request an evaluation to identify any further training necessary to obtain the course completion certificate.
The method of evaluation must include a review of the student's records, training, and work experience, and must include a skills test. Any records from another country, including records in English, must be evaluated by a board-approved credentialing agency at the student's or school's expense.
The evaluation results must identify any specific additional training necessary for the issuance of the course completion certificate, based on the training requirements identified in this chapter for each field of licensure and the school's assessment of the student's training and experience.
The school must maintain in the student's record the evidence and documentation of the school's evaluation, including the method of evaluation, the dates and location of the student's original training, any testing results, copies of any transcripts or diplomas used in the evaluation, and an explanation of the typical training or apprenticeship required in the country where the student previously practiced.
41 SR 305; 43 SR 347
October 8, 2018