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Subp. 2.

Continuing education (CE) requirements for practitioners. The licensee must complete the following CE requirements before applying to renew a license:

A. A cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, or salon manager renewing a license before August 1, 2017, 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.

B. A cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, advanced practice esthetician, or salon manager renewing a license on or after August 1, 2017, 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:

(1) 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

(2) four hours of professional practice CEs, consisting of one or more of the following topics within the licensee’s scope of practice:

(a) product chemistry and chemical interaction;
(b) proper use of machines and instruments;
(c) business management, professional ethics, and human relations; or
(d) techniques relevant to the type of license held by the practitioner.

C. 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.

Subp. 2a.