Standard and specialty body piercers and tattoo artists must complete 10 clock
hours of continuing education every year, either as one unit or combination of units.
Electrologists are required to complete eight hours of continuing education annually, either as one unit or combination of units.
Satisfactory continuing education courses must fit into the approved course of study outlined for each field of practice and must be obtained as follows:
- Five hours (four for electrologists) must involve participation or attendance at an instructional program presented, recognized, or under the auspices of any permanently organized institution, agency, or completion and certification by an approved national home study organization; and
- Five hours (four for electrologists) may be self-study which may include the following:
- Correspondence courses including online courses
- Review of publications, textbooks, printed material, or audio cassette(s)
- Viewing of films, videos, or slides
|Attestation, Audits, and Other Requirements|
- A licensee must report compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the license renewal document.
- A licensee may carry up to eight continuing educaton hours forward to the next renewal cycle.
- Continuing education requirements must be met every year, even if the license is inactive or suspended.
- A licensee must maintain proof of continuing education for five years following the date of the continuing education hours obtained, for auditing purposes.
- Misrepresentation of continuing education or failing to met continuing education requirements or documentation may result in disciplinary action, including civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.
- A select percentage of licenses will be audited to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
- Licensees notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education.
|Required Documentation if Audited|
- Documentation of attendance at a program or course provided by the sponsor must include:
- Name of sponsoring institution/association or organization
- Title of presentation and description of content
- Name of instructor or presenter
- Date of attendance and duration in hours
- Course agenda
- Official transcript, diploma, certificate, statement or affidavit from the sponsor, attesting to attendance.
- Documentation substantiating the completion of continuing education through self-study must show a direct relation to subjects outlined in each field of practice's education and training, be submitted on forms provided by the agency and include the following:
- Name of sponsor or source, type of study, description of content, date of completion and duration in clock hours
- Name of approved correspondence courses or national home study issues
- Name of publications, textbooks, printed material or audiocassettes, including date of publication, publisher, and ISBN issued.
- Name of films, videos, or slides, including date of production, name of sponsor or producer and catalog number.
- If documentation of continuing education is invalid or incomplete, the licensee must correct the deficiency within 30 calendar days from the date of notice. Failure to correct the deficiency within the prescribed time constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.
- Misrepresentation of continuing education or failing to meet continuing education requirements or documentation may result in disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.
|When using the electronic CE Pre-approval Request Form below, please complete the form and save the completed form as a Word .doc document for your records. (Word .doc format will ensure compatibility with our application). |
Click on the email address in the upper right corner address block, attach the form and all required supporting documentation to the email and send. Please include the following items as attachments to your request:
Continuing Education Approval Request Form
- Course agenda or outline (Including the breakdown of hours for each agenda item).
- Course content (description of each agenda item listed in the request, including the topic(s) discussed and the objective or training goal of each agenda item).
- Background resume of speakers or instructors.
- Method of recording or reporting attendance or successful course completion (eg, certificate, transcript, sponsor affidavit of attendance, diploma, etc).
No Credit: Current CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Training
Any requirement of holding a current certification in CPR, first aid and/or blood borne pathogens training is in addition to any required CE course training needed to renew a license. Hours required to obtain certification in these courses do not qualify as, and will not be considered as, CE hours.
Electrology CE Credits for Bloodborne Pathogens Training (Electrology Only)
Bloodborne pathogens training must be compliant with U.S. Federal guidelines 29 CFR 1910.1030. This course may be obtained through hands-on, online or blended course instruction provided under endorsement of the American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute, National Care and Safety Institute, Medic First Aid, providers listed with the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), and/or a provider (or course) specifically approved by OHLA.