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Cosmetology School License
The Bureau of Commercial Services, Licensing Division
within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs licenses cosmetology school establishments.
The Michigan Board of Cosmetology was created under Article 12 of Public Act
299 of 1980, as amended, to license and regulate the practice of cosmetology in
The members of the cosmetology industry who are licensed by the department include schools of cosmetology, both public and private, beauty shops, cosmetologists, manicurists, cosmetology instructors, electrologists, estheticians (skin care specialists) and natural hair culturists (braiders).
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A. NAME OF LICENSE OR APPROVAL:
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
PA 299 of 1980 (Occupational Code) Article 12
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
D. SUMMARY OF LICENSE/APPROVAL PROCESS:
1. Applicability (activities that require the license)
Cosmetology Schools are defined as the premises where cosmetology or one or more of its services are taught and must be licensed as such. Licensed schools must provide a full curriculum encompassing all specialties of cosmetological services. Cosmetology schools must comply with all of the following:
An application for a cosmetology school license must include:
Because most licensed schools are private educational institutions, the student will have to pay a tuition fee set by the school in question. The U.S. Department of Education has information regarding educational grants. The NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences) has extensive information regarding student financial aid and certification.
2. Pre-Application Requirements
3. Application Submission Requirements
Applicants must submit a signed application form and the information that is specified in Article 12 of P.A. 299 of 1980, as amended (Occupational Code) laws and/or rules and directions for completing an application.
4. Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining License or Approval
5. Operational Requirements
7. Appeal Process
For the occupations regulated under the Occupational Code, this generally describes the procedure that is followed when an applicant for a license has received a formal denial of the application. The Code calls what they file a Petition for Review and requires that the Department receive it within 30 days. The appeal/petition is placed on the board agenda for the next regularly scheduled board meeting. The Petitioner files a written request to appeal that is accompanied by any documents, which would substantiate their reason why the denial should be overturned and a license granted. The two main categories of denial are: lack of good moral character and failure to meet the license requirements (lack of education, experience, failed exam, etc.) The Board and Department hear the appeal/Petition during the meeting. The Board vote must be agreed upon by the Department; in case of the Board voting to overturn the denial and the Department disagreeing (wanting the denial to stand), the Department has the final decision. If the Petitioner is in attendance, the Petitioner knows the outcome then but either way a letter outlining the results is mailed to the Petitioner. Should the Petitioner wish to appeal an upheld denial determination made at the Board meeting, the next step would be filing in Circuit Court. If the occupation is not under the Occupational Code, the Bureau Director would hear the appeal and any upheld denial by the Bureau Director could also be appealed to Circuit Court.
8. Public Input Opportunities
The public has an opportunity to provide input in various ways. Typical opportunities for input are when administrative rules are being considered at a Public Hearing. The public has an opportunity to address specific draft rules or the rule set overall either in writing or by testimony at the hearing. At open Board Meetings, the public is given an opportunity to address the board on either specific items or in general. At any time a member of the public wishes to address a Bureau practice, policy or procedure, a letter to the Bureau Director may be sent. The Bureau also receives many inquiries or comments by way of letters to the Governor regarding Bureau operations or specific licensure applications.
September 22, 2010
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