Minnesota Statutes 2020
Subdivision 1a Schedule.
(d) Administrative fees are as follows:
(1) homebound service permit, $50 three-year fee;(2) name change, $20;(3) certification of licensure, $30 each;(4) duplicate license, $20;(5) special event permit, $75 per year;(6) $100 for each temporary military license for a cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, or advancedpractice esthetician one-year fee;(7) expedited initial individual license, $150;(8) expedited initial salon license, $300;(9) instructor continuing education provider approval, $150 each year; and(10) practitioner continuing education provider approval, $150 each year.
Subd. 1b.Fees disposition.(a) All fees established in subdivisions 1 and 1a must be paid to the executivesecretary of the board.(b) The executive secretary of the board shall deposit all fees in the general fund in the state treasury
Subd. 5.Board must approve or deny application; timeline.Within 15 working days of receiving acomplete application and the required fees to apply for or renew an individual or salon license that is not anexpedited license or a military license, the board must (1) issue the license, (2) deny the license and notifythe applicant of the denial, or (3) if the conditions in subdivision 6 are met, notify the applicant that theboard must conduct
Subd. 6.Additional review for certain licenses.If an application contains discrepancies, the applicantis the subject of a complaint investigation, or the applicant has pending disciplinary actions before the board,the board will comply with the time limits prescribed in section 15.992 to process the application additional review.
155A.271 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.
Subdivision 1.Continuing education requirements.(a) To qualify for license renewal under thischapter as an individual cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, advanced practice esthetician, eyelashtechnician, or salon manager, the applicant must complete four hours of continuing education credits froma board-approved continuing education provider during the three years prior to the applicant’s renewal date.One credit hour of the requirement must include instruction pertaining to state laws and rules governing thepractice of cosmetology. Three credit hours must include instruction pertaining to health, safety, and infectioncontrol matters consistent with the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration standards applicable to the practice of cosmetology, or other applicable federal health,infection control, and safety standards, and must be regularly updated so as to incorporate newly developedstandards and accepted professional best practices. Credit hours earned are valid for three years and may beapplied simultaneously to all individual licenses held by a licensee under this chapter.
(b) Effective August 1, 2017, in addition to the hours of continuing education credits required underparagraph (a), to qualify for license renewal under this chapter as an individual cosmetologist, nail technician,esthetician, advanced practice esthetician, or salon manager, the applicant must also complete a four credithour continuing education course from a board-approved continuing education provider based on any of thefollowing within the licensee’s scope of practice:
(1) product chemistry and chemical interaction;(2) proper use and maintenance of machines and instruments;(3) business management, professional ethics, and human relations; or(4) techniques relevant to the type of license held. Credits are valid for three years and must be completed with a board-approved provider of continuingeducation during the three years prior to the applicant’s renewal date and may be applied simultaneously toother individual licenses held as applicable, except that credits completed under this paragraph must notduplicate credits completed under paragraph (a).
(c) Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply to an instructor license, a school manager license, or an inactivelicense.
Subd. 1a.Product sales or marketing prohibited.The marketing or sale of any product is prohibitedduring a continuing education class receiving credit under subdivision 1.
Subd. 2.Continuing education providers.(a) Only a board-licensed school of cosmetology, apostsecondary institution as defined in section 136A.103, paragraph (a), or a board-recognized professionalassociation organized under chapter 317A may be approved by the board to offer continuing education forcredit under subdivision 1, paragraph (a). Continuing education under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), may beoffered by a:
(1) board-licensed school of cosmetology;(2) board-recognized professional association organized under chapter 317A; or(3) board-licensed salon.An approved school or professional association may offer web-based continuing education instruction toachieve maximum involvement of licensees. Continuing education providers are encouraged to offer classesavailable in foreign language formats.
(b) Board approval of any continuing education provider is valid for one calendar year and is contingentupon submission and preapproval of the lesson plan or plans with learning objectives for the class to beoffered and the payment of the application fee in section 155A.25, subdivision 1a, paragraph (d), clause(10). The board shall maintain a list of approved providers and courses on the board’s website. The boardmay revoke authorization of a continuing education provider at any time for just cause and the board maydemand return of documents required under subdivision 3.
Subd. 3.Proof of credits.The continuing education provider shall provide to licensees documentationestablishing completion of the class. Licensees shall retain proof of their continuing education credits forone year beyond the credit’s expiration. The continuing education provider shall retain documentation of alllicensees completing a class and the licensee’s credit hours awarded by them for five years.
Subd. 4.Audit.The board shall conduct random audits of active licensees and continuing educationproviders to ensure compliance with the requirements of this section. To initiate an audit, the board shallnotify an active licensee of the audit and request proof of credits earned during a specified period. Thelicensee must provide the requested proof to the board within 30 days of an audit notice. The board mayrequest that a continuing education provider verify a licensee’s credits. The provider must furnish verification,or a written statement that the credits are not verified, within 15 days of the board’s request for verification.If the board determines that a licensee has failed to provide proof of necessary credits earned during thespecified time, the board may revoke the individual’s license and may deem the individual an expiredpractitioner subject to penalty under section 155A.25 or 155A.36. The board staff shall have unrestrictedfree access to any provider’s class offerings to verify adherence to the provider’s approved lesson plan andoverall compliance with this chapter.
History:2013 c 85 art 5 s 28; 2014 c 162 s 5; 2015 c 77 art 2 s 45,87; 2016 c 127 s 6; 2020 c 83 art 1s 45