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65-1943. Same; application for licensure; fees; requirements for licensure. (a) An applicant for licensure shall pay a non-refundable fee established by rules and regulations adopted by the board and shall show to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant:

(1) Has complied with the provisions of this act and the applicable rules and regulations of the secretary;

(2) is not less than 18 years of age;

(3) has a high school diploma or equivalent education;

(4) has submitted evidence of completion of education or training prescribed and approved by the board as follows:

(A) A training program under the direct supervision of a licensed tattoo artist, cosmetic tattoo artist or body piercer approved and licensed as a trainer by the board, or another state, in the area of practice in which the person seeks licensure;

(B) has performed at least 50 completed procedures;

(C) pays a non-refundable application fee set by the board;

(D) provides verification of training;

(E) completes eight hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens, in addition to the infection control curriculum requirement; and

(F) has successfully completed an examination approved, administered or recognized by the board.

(b) An applicant for apprentice licensure shall be required to pay a non-refundable fee established by rules and regulations adopted by the board and shall submit an application to the board showing to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant:

(1) Is not less than 18 years of age;

(2) has a high school diploma or equivalent education; and

(3) will be studying under a trainer approved by the board.

(c) Any applicant who possesses the necessary qualifications to take an examination, as determined by the board, upon application and payment of a non-refundable fee established by rules and regulations adopted by the board, may be issued a temporary permit by the board to practice cosmetic tattooing, tattooing or body piercing until the next regular examination conducted by the board.

(d) As a condition of biennial license renewal, licensees shall complete five hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens, in addition to paying any non-refundable renewal fee set by the board. Successfully completing the exam is not a substitute for continuing education requirements.

(e) If an applicant seeks renewal within six months after the expiration of the practitioner's license, the license may be renewed by submitting, within the six month late renewal period:

(1) The non-refundable renewal fee;

(2) the non-refundable delinquent fee; and

(3) documentation of completion of eight hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens.

(f) If an applicant seeks renewal more than six months after the expiration of a practitioner's license, the license may be renewed by submitting:

(1) The application and application fee;

(2) the renewal fee;

(3) the delinquent fee; and

(4) documentation of completion of eight hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens. The continuing education hours shall have been obtained within two months of the submission of the application and fees.

(g) An applicant seeking a license as a trainer shall:

(1) Pay any fees set by the board;

(2) concurrently maintain a practitioner's license;

(3) have no more than one apprentice at any time; and

(4) maintain direct supervision of the apprentice.

(h) All application, renewal and delinquent fees shall be non-refundable.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 4; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 14; L. 2014, ch. 130, § 5; July 1.



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