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Chapter 240-6 LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION

Rule 240-6-.01 Examination Administration

(1) The board may designate vendor(s) for the purpose of administering examinations to applicants for licensure in accordance with the authority and powers granted to the board by statute. The designated vendor(s) may perform tasks pertaining to the examination of applicants including, but not limited to, receiving applications for examination, scheduling examinations, notifying applicants, and conducting examinations. All such tasks shall be identified in writing and performed only with the written approval of the board.
(2) The board, through its designated vendor(s), will provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified applicant with a disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The request for such an accommodation must accompany the license application, be in writing, and received by the designated agent of the board by the application deadline accompanied with appropriate documentation as indicated in the Request for Disability Accommodation Guidelines.
(3) All exams shall be administered in English. No foreign language translators will be allowed or furnished.
(4) Properly credentialed Board or Board staff shall have the authority to observe examinations at any time.

Rule 240-6-.02 Examination for Cosmetology or Barber License

(1) An applicant for the cosmetology examination at the master cosmetology, master barber, barber II, hair designer, esthetician, nail technician, or instructor for any license shall receive notice of eligibility sent by the Board or the Board's designated agent, stating the date, time and place of examination. If the applicant fails the examination or fails to report to the examination upon notice, such person may qualify for examination again by submitting another examination fee.
(2) The applicant taking the examination shall be required to pass the practical and written examination with a minimum score of 70% on each section. Failure to achieve a passing score requires the applicant to retake the section failed.
(3) An applicant may be excused from examination in an emergency situation, from taking that examination only one time without payment of additional examination fee. An emergency situation is defined as illness or death in applicant's family. Only written excuses, with proof of emergency, will be considered.
(4) Any applicant receiving a notice of examination, who fails to report to the examination or submit a written excuse to the Board or the Board's designated agent, within 10 days after date of examination, will be required to pay another examination fee before being permitted to take the examination.

Rule 240-6-.03 Application for Cosmetology License at the Master Cosmetologist, Master Barber, Barber, Hair Designer, Esthetician or Nail Technician Level

(1) Any person desiring to practice cosmetology or barbering at the master cosmetologist, master barber, barber II, hair designer, esthetician or nail technician level in the State of Georgia, is required to make application for a license using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers and show by such application that applicant has met all the requirements of the laws and the rules of the Board. When such application is properly filled out and returned to the Board, it shall be accompanied by the following:
(a) Proof of passing a written and practical examination from Board's designated agent;
(b) any other information requested by the Board required for licensure by law or rule.
(c) the required application processing fee(s) which is non-refundable;