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HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE, BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY

 

DIVISION 30

PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE QUALIFCATIONS

817-030-0003

Practitioner Certificate in a Field of Practice

(1) A practitioner in a field of practice, licensed under ORS 690.046, may perform services in a field of practice defined under ORS 690.005, in which they have been certified to perform by the Agency and the Board of Cosmetology.

(2) A practitioner certificate is valid for two years and becomes inactive on the last day of the month two years from the date of issuance.

(3) A practitioner must meet and adhere to all applicable requirements listed under OAR Chapter 817, division 10, 15, 35, and 60.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.607, 676.612, 676.615, 676.992, 690.057, 690.085, 690.123, 690.165, 690.167 & 690.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.612, 676.992, 690.046, 690.055, 690.165, 690.085 & 690.123
Hist.: BOC 2-2012, f. 8-31-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-030-0005

Practitioner Certificate Application Requirements for Hair Design, Barbering, Nail Technology and Esthetics

An individual applying for a certification in a field of practice must:

(1) Meet the requirements of OAR 331 division 30;

(2) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the agency, which must contain the information listed in OAR 331-030-0000 and be accompanied by payment of the required application, examination fees; and

(3) Meet all education, examination and training requirements in effect at the time of application through one of the following pathways;

(a) Certification Pathway 1 — Graduation from an educational institution:

(A) Submit an official transcript from an educational institution showing proof of hours for a field of practice as required by the Department of Education pursuant to ORS 345.400 and OAR 581-045-0200;

(B) Submit a passing score of a board-approved practical examination within two years before the date of completion;

(C) Completion and passage of a board-approved written examination within two years before the date of application including the Oregon laws and rules examination. An applicant with a current certification who is seeking to add a field of practice must pass the Oregon laws and rules examination if the applicant has not passed this examination within two years of applying to add a field of practice;

(D) An applicant is not required to provide proof of official transcripts in a field of practice the applicant was previously certified in Oregon; and

(E) An applicant coming from a proficiency-based educational institution under ORS 345.400 may be required to submit additional information to the agency.

(b) Certification Pathway 2 — Reciprocity:

(A) Submit an affidavit of licensure pursuant to OAR 331-030-0040 from another state, which is active with no current or pending disciplinary action and is substantially equivalent to Oregon certification requirements pursuant to ORS 690.047; and

(B) Completion and passage of a board approved written examination within two years before the date of application including the Oregon laws and rules examination. An applicant with a current certification who is seeking to add a field of practice must pass the Oregon laws and rules examination if the applicant has not passed this examination within two years of applying to add a field of practice.

(4) Upon passage of all required examinations and before receipt of certificate, the applicant must pay all certification fees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.035, 690.046 & 690.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.035, 690.046 & 690.165
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 1-1981, f. & ef. 10-1-81; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 1-1992, f. 6-1-92, cert. ef. 7-1-92; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f-5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1997, f. 7-22-97, cert. ef. 8-1-97; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2002, f. 5-31-02 cert. ef. 6-1-02; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-06; BOC 3-2008(Temp), f. 11-28-08, cert. ef. 12-1-08 thru 4-30-09; Administrative correction 5-20-09; BOC 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-09; BOC 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-11 thru 8-10-11; BOC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-11;BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-030-0028

Practitioner Certificate Application Requirements for Natural Hair Care

An individual applying for a certification in natural hair care must:

(1) Meet the requirements of OAR 331 division 30;

(2) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the agency, which must contain the information listed in OAR 331-030-0000 and be accompanied by payment of the required fees;

(3)Submit proof of having completed the informational training modules regarding natural hair care available on the agency Web site; and

(4) Submit proof of having completed and passed a Board approved written examination within two years before the date of application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Hist.: BOC 1-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

817-030-0030

General Information about the Examination

(1) Practical Examination: The board recognizes and sanctions the practical examination conducted by an educational institution defined under OAR 817-005-0005.

(2) Written Examination: The board-approved written examination consists of one or more fields of practice and the Oregon laws and rules examination.

(3) The written examination is administered in English only, unless an agency-approved testing contractor or vendor provides the written examination in languages other than English.

(4) Written examination applicants may be electronically monitored during testing.

(5) Each section of the written examination will be scored individually. The passing score for each section is 75 percent or better.

(6) The Board will establish a maximum time allowance for each section of the written examination.

(7) An applicant may not take notes, or bring textbooks or notebooks into the written examination area.

(8) No electronic equipment or communication devices, such as personal computers, pagers or cellular telephones or any other devices deemed inappropriate by the agency, are allowed in the written examination area.

(9) An applicant may be immediately disqualified during or after the examination for conduct that interferes with the written examination. The examination may be invalidated and written examination fees may be forfeited. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Directly or indirectly giving, receiving, soliciting, or attempting to give, receive or solicit aid during the written examination process;

(b) Taking items, including, but not limited to items listed in subsection (7) and (8) of this rule into the written examination area;

(c) Removing or attempting to remove any examination-related information, notes or materials from the written examination site;

(d) Failing to follow directions relative to the conduct of the written examination; and

(e) Exhibiting behavior that impedes the normal progress of the written examination.

(10) The applicant may be required to reapply, submit additional examination fees, and request in writing to schedule another examination if applicant is disqualified from taking the examination for reasons under subsection (7), (8) and (9) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615, 690.065 & 690.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.615, 690.065 & 690.165
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; Renumbered from 817-030-0025; BH 33-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1997, f. 7-22-97, cert. ef. 8-1-97; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-11; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-030-0065

Written Examination Retake Requirements

(1) Failed sections of a written examination may be retaken as follows:

(a) After first failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(b) After second failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(c) After third failed attempt — applicant may not retake for 30 calendar days, must submit an official transcript certifying additional training from an educational institution on a form prescribed by the agency, and must pay application fee;

(d) After fourth failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(e) After fifth failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(f) After sixth failed attempt — applicant may not retake for 30 calendar days, must submit an official transcript certifying additional training from an educational institution on a form prescribed by the agency, and must pay application fee;

(g) After seventh failed attempt — ability to retake, requirements for retake, or both will be determined by the Board on a case-by-case basis.

(2) An applicant retaking the examination must meet the requirements under OAR 331-030-0000.

(3) For natural hair care certification the first two failed attempts may be retaken on the same day by the applicant. After the second failed attempt and after each subsequent failed attempt the applicant may not retake the examination for seven calendar days.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 1-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-4-83; BH 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-13-84; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 1-1992, f. 6-1-92, cert. ef. 7-1-92; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1 1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1997, f. 7-22-97, cert. ef. 8-1-97; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 3-2008(Temp), f. 11-28-08, cert. ef. 12-1-08 thru 4-30-09; Administrative correction 5-20-09; BOC 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-09; BOC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-11; BOC 1-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

817-030-0071

Practical Examination Evaluation

The purposes of the practical examination evaluation are to allow the Board to decide which practical examinations it will approve as certifying examinations and how the Board will be able to determine whether or not an individual practical examination is one the board approves.

(1) In accordance with ORS 690.046 all educational institutions may submit to an evaluation of the practical examination once every two years in at least one field of practice under 690.005 to have the practical examination approved.

(2) A practical examination being evaluated for approval must be performed in a continuous eight-hour period.

(3) If the practical examination does not meet evaluation standards set forth by the Department of Education, the examination must be corrected or will not be approved.

(4) To correct a practical examination that is not approved, the educational institution must schedule a new practical examination evaluation and meet the Department of Education evaluation standards within 30 days from the date of the practical examination evaluation.

(5) If the educational institution fails the practical examination evaluation, the educational institution must correct the deficiencies before the practical examination is approved.

(6) When a practical examination is not approved and not corrected, a subsequent practical examination evaluation may be granted if written approval is received by the agency from the Department of Education that the educational institution is in compliance with regulations, provisions, criteria and protocols set forth by Department of Education.

(7) A student whose educational institution’s practical examination has not been approved may take the practical examination at another educational institution.

(8) A student is responsible for any charges or fees for a practical examination administered by another educational institution.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Hist.: BOC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-11; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

817-030-0080

Special Examination Accommodations

(1) Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request a special examination.

(2) Requests for accommodation must be made on forms provided by the agency and contain supporting documentation completed by a licensed professional holding appropriate credentials qualified to certify that the applicant's disabling condition requires the requested test accommodation.

(3) Requests for accommodation must be arranged 30 calendar days in advance of the preferred examination date.

(4) All special examinations are conducted at the agency. If the agency is unable to accommodate the disability at the office, a suitable alternate location will be chosen.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 690.065 & 690.165
Hist.: BH 2-1978, f. & ef. 11-29-78; BH 4-1984, f. & ef. 12-7-84; BH 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-88; BH 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-90; BH 3-1994, f. 6-23-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BH 1-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; BH 1-1997, f. 7-22-97, cert. ef. 8-1-97; BOC 1-2000, f. 5-12-00, cert. ef. 5-15-00; BOC 1-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BOC 1-2014, f. 2-27-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14

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