Oregon Cosmetic Professionals
Waiver of educational requirement
For purposes of this section, field of practice does not include natural hair care.
The Board of Cosmetology may waive all or part of the educational requirement for an applicant in a field of practice and allow the applicant to take the certification examination, provided that:
The applicants education or training, including relevant education or training obtained in the military, is determined by the board to be substantially equivalent to Oregon certification requirements;
The applicant is otherwise qualified to take the examination; and
The applicant holds an active certification that was issued in another state or a territory of the United States and has not been subject to disciplinary action by the other certifying body.
The Health Licensing Office may issue a specialty certificate in a field of practice to a practitioner who has:
Completed post-graduate education approved by the office that is separate from the education or training required for entry-level certification;
Passed an examination approved or recognized by the board; and
Paid the applicable fees established under ORS 676.576 (Fees). [1999 c.425 §8; 2009 c.701 §33; 2012 c.43 §24; 2013 c.290 §5; 2013 c.314 §37; 2013 c.568 §80]