What if it’s after January 15th? Can I still complete CE for that cycle?

As a rule, CE completed after the 15th does not apply to the previous cycle. The only exceptions are when your license is in INACTIVE/LAPSED status. Then, CE completed after the 15th will apply to the previous cycle.

If it’s after the 15th and your license is not in INACTIVE/LAPSED status, you can self-report CE to your CE Broker account between January 21 - February 10, 2023. Once you have completed all the required CE, you’ll need to contact your board for assistance.

*Note that this does not apply to Barber professions.

Why is my CE cycle date incorrect?

Your board sends CE Broker updated information every Saturday. We recommend allowing at least one week from the time you renew for the updates to take place. After one week, if the CE cycle date has not been updated, please contact CE Broker for assistance.

Why are there no courses listed in the course search?

Courses approved by the Ohio Board of Cosmetology expire on January 15th of odd years (e.g., 2021, 2023, 2025). Once a course expires, it is removed from CE Broker's Course Search.

Approved courses became available on February 1, 2023. We recommend that you check the course search for updated courses or contact your preferred educational provider directly.

I just completed a “Take it Here” course. Why can't I access my certificate?

If you completed a “Take it Here” course from CE Broker and cannot access the certificate, it's possible the course expired before you completed it.

Courses approved by the Ohio Board of Cosmetology expire on January 15th of odd years (e.g., 2021, 2023, 2025).

If you encounter the error “Oops! There was an error, and we couldn't load the applicable hours for you,” this means the course expired before you completed it.

How do I renew my license?

Once you have completed all your required CE and the compliance status in your CE Broker account reflects as Complete, you need to log in to the Ohio eLicense system, go to your DASHBOARD, click on OPTIONS, and renew.

The CE compliance status in your CE Broker account must reflect as Complete before you can renew your license.

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