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Barbers are busy. That’s why we’ve made it easy to get your Ohio Barber license renewed. First, we think it is important to help you understand the process and update you on a few changes to the renewal requirements. Here’s a summary of what you’ll need to do to get your license renewal requirements completed quickly.
The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board removed a few course requirements in the past few years. Whether you are preparing for the next renewal deadline, or renewing a license that is lapsed or expired, let’s get you on the correct renewal path.
Ohio Barber License Renewal Requirements and FAQ
When is the next renewal deadline for the Ohio Barber Board?
August 15th, 2024 is the next renewal deadline for the following license types:
- Barber Teachers/Instructors
Barbers have a different renewal deadline than cosmetology, manicurists, estheticians, natural hair stylists, hair designers, and boutique licenses issued in Ohio. The next renewal deadline for these Ohio cosmetology license types is January 15th, 2025. You can find more about their renewal requirements and continuing education requirements here: Ohio Cosmetology Continuing Education
What are the continuing education requirements that need to be met prior to license renewal?
Again, there have been some changes for the 2024 renewal. There are two courses required for the upcoming renewals FOR ALL BARBER LICENSE TYPES
Course 1: Ohio Board Laws and Rules (1 CE hour)
- may applied to multiple barber license types
- only provided by the Ohio board
- Take this course here: on CE Broker
Course 2: Safety and Infection Control (3 CE hours)
- if taken as a stand alone course (not in a package), this course can be applied to multiple barber license types
- course can be taken by a Ohio board approved provider
- the Ohio board does not offer this course
- can also be taken on CE Broker from approved providers
What isn’t required for renewing an Ohio Barber License?
The following have been removed as renewal requirements for barber license types:
- 1 CE hour of personal wellness
- 3 CE hours of related to a licensee’s scope
Can I complete my continuing education online?
Yes! You can complete your continuing education courses online as long as the course is approved by the Ohio Board.
Do you offer a 3 hour Barber Infection Control and Safety Course?
Our 3 hour Barber Infection Control and Safety Course is currently approved by the Ohio Board and can be purchased using the link at the top of the page.
Our 3 hour Ohio Infection Control and Safety course for the cosmetology board and available directly on CE Broker.
I have multiple licenses. Can I apply a completed course to multiple licenses?
If the course is taken as a standalone course and not in a package, it can be applied to multiple barber license types provided you enter them during the course process.
Do I have to sit at my computer for the entire 3 hours of courses taken on your website?
Our courses are self-paced and can be completed on your own schedule. You can login and complete it in one sitting or over days, weeks, or months. We also plan to only offer this course directly on CE Broker for this renewal. Your course hours will be reported quickly and automatically after passing your exam.
What are the current barber renewal fees?
Renewal fees can be found on the Barber Board’s website: Ohio barber fees
3 Barber License Renewal Exemptions
A few of you may not need to complete the renewal requirements. Some exemptions and special circumstances exist.
Congratulations on your first Ohio barber license renewal! You won’t have to worry about continuing education hours this time around, but don’t forget to pay the renewal fee to keep your license up and running. Just note that if you’re an instructor, this exemption won’t apply to you. See you in 2026!
Licensees that are 65+ years old
Turning 65 has its perks for licensees! If you reach this golden age before October 3, 2024, you can wave goodbye to CE hours. No more sitting through seminars or online courses – just enjoy your CE retirement! Of course, you’ll still need to keep your license current and active by paying the renewal fee. But hey, at least you can put that extra time towards something more enjoyable, like a round of golf or an evening walk.
Licensees that have been licensed for 30+ years?
If you’re a seasoned licensee, with thirty or more years of experience under your belt, we have good news for you! If you have held a license for 30+ years as of October 3, 2024, you don’t have to worry about completing any Continuing Education (CE) hours to keep your board license current and active. That’s right, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the recognition of your hard-earned expertise. Of course, you’ll still need to pay the renewal fee.
Is your license expired, escrow/ inactive, or need to be restored?
Don’t let an inactive or lapsed license hold you back from achieving your career goals. Whether your license is in escrow or needs to be restored, the Board’s website has got you covered on the steps to get back to active status.
A lapsed status may seem daunting, but with the amnesty program, you can restore it to active status by paying delinquent and current fees and completing the appropriate number of Continuing Education hours. Check out the Board’s page on license restoration for all the information you need to get your license back in good standing.
The amnesty program to restore a lapsed license to an active status includes the following requirements:
Barber Continuing Education Provider FAQ
Is CosmoCredits.com an approved provider for the Ohio State Barber Board?
Cosmo Credits an approved provider for the Ohio Cosmetology and Barber Board. We offer a course for cosmetology licensees and our course for barbers and barber instructors.
Here are Cosmo Credit’s approval numbers for our barber course:
Does Cosmo Credits report my completed CE credits to CE Broker?
At Cosmo Credits, we understand that waiting for your Ohio cosmetology continuing education hours to be reported can be frustrating.
That’s why we utilize an automatic reporting system that sends your completed hours to CE Broker within minutes and updates your license number within an hour.
However, if for any reason your hours have not been posted after 24 hours, don’t panic.
First, double check that you entered the correct license number on your exam. If that’s not the issue, just reach out to us with the correct license number and we’ll ensure everything is up-to-date.
Where can I look up my Ohio barber license or instructor license number?
To find your barber license number, you can either check your paper license (which is likely posted at your work station), or you can look up your Ohio barber license number online here: Verify an Ohio Barber License.
What is CE Broker?
CE broker tracks, audits, and verifies that you have completed the required courses before your license renewal. And the best part? You can search for and complete approved courses directly on CE Broker. We’re making it even easier for you to renew your license by offering this course on the platform.
Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board Contact Information
Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board Website
Ready to take the next steps to renew your license?
Soon we will have a link to take you to an Ohio board-approved infection control and safety course for barbers to take directly on CE Broker. You can complete the course today, have your hours automatically reported to the Board, and be one step closer to getting your license renewed.
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