2012 Indiana Code
TITLE 25. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
ARTICLE 8. BEAUTY CULTURE
CHAPTER 9. COSMETOLOGIST LICENSES

IC 25-8-9
Chapter 9. Cosmetologist Licenses

IC 25-8-9-1
Authorization
Sec. 1. The board may license a person to be a cosmetologist.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8.

IC 25-8-9-2
Application; form
Sec. 2. A person must file a verified application for a cosmetologist license with the board on a form prescribed by the board to obtain that license.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8.

IC 25-8-9-3
Contents of application
Sec. 3. The application described in section 2 of this chapter must state that the applicant:
(1) is at least eighteen (18) years of age;
(2) has successfully completed the tenth grade or received the equivalent of tenth grade education;
(3) has graduated from a cosmetologist program in a cosmetology school;
(4) has received a satisfactory grade (as defined by IC 25-8-4-9) on an examination for cosmetologist license applicants prescribed by the board;
(5) has not committed an act for which the applicant could be disciplined under IC 25-8-14; and
(6) has paid the fee set forth in IC 25-8-13-7 for the issuance of a license under this chapter.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.113-1999, SEC.11.

IC 25-8-9-4
Waiver of tenth grade education requirement; conditions
Sec. 4. The board may waive the requirement for applicants under section 3(2) of this chapter if:
(1) the applicant petitions the board for a waiver; and
(2) the board determines that the requirement would result in extreme hardship to the applicant if enforced.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8.

IC 25-8-9-5
Repeat examinations
Sec. 5. If a person does not receive a satisfactory grade on the examination described in section 3(4) of this chapter, that person may repeat the examination without completing any additional study in cosmetology.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8.
IC 25-8-9-6
Unsuccessful repeat examination; consequences
Sec. 6. If a person does not receive a satisfactory grade on the repeat examination described in section 5 of this chapter, the board may:
(1) refuse to permit the person to take the examination again; or
(2) permit the person to take the examination again, subject to the rules governing the examination adopted by the board.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8.

IC 25-8-9-7
Temporary work permit
Sec. 7. The board may issue a temporary work permit to practice cosmetology, electrology, esthetics, or manicuring.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.214-1993, SEC.33; P.L.236-1995, SEC.15; P.L.157-2006, SEC.44; P.L.197-2007, SEC.41.

IC 25-8-9-8
Temporary work permit application
Sec. 8. A person must file a verified application for a temporary:
(1) cosmetologist work permit;
(2) electrologist work permit;
(3) esthetician work permit; or
(4) manicurist work permit;
with the board on a form prescribed by the board to obtain that work permit.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.214-1993, SEC.34; P.L.236-1995, SEC.16; P.L.157-2006, SEC.45; P.L.197-2007, SEC.42.

IC 25-8-9-9
Contents of temporary work permit application
Sec. 9. (a) The temporary cosmetologist work permit application described in section 8 of this chapter must state that the applicant:
(1) will practice cosmetology under the supervision of a cosmetologist; and
(2) has filed an application under:
(A) section 2 of this chapter, but has not taken the examination described by section 3(4) of this chapter; or
(B) IC 25-8-4-2 and is awaiting a board determination.
(b) The temporary electrologist work permit application described in section 8 of this chapter must state that the applicant:
(1) will practice electrology under the supervision of an electrologist; and
(2) has filed an application under:
(A) IC 25-8-10-2, but has not taken the examination described in IC 25-8-10-3(3); or
(B) IC 25-8-4-2 and is awaiting a board determination.
(c) The temporary esthetician work permit application described

in section 8 of this chapter must state that the applicant:
(1) will practice esthetics under the supervision of an esthetician or cosmetologist; and
(2) has filed an application under:
(A) IC 25-8-12.5-3, but has not taken the examination described in IC 25-8-12.5-4(4); or
(B) IC 25-8-4-2 and is awaiting a board determination.
(d) The temporary manicurist work permit application described in section 8 of this chapter must state that the applicant:
(1) will practice manicuring under the supervision of a cosmetologist or manicurist; and
(2) has filed an application under:
(A) IC 25-8-11-3, but has not taken the examination described in IC 25-8-11-4(4); or
(B) IC 25-8-4-2 and is awaiting a board determination.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.214-1993, SEC.35; P.L.236-1995, SEC.17; P.L.157-2006, SEC.46; P.L.197-2007, SEC.43; P.L.177-2009, SEC.28.

IC 25-8-9-10
Expiration of temporary work permit
Sec. 10. (a) Except when held by an applicant who has filed an application under IC 25-8-4-2, a temporary work permit issued under section 7 of this chapter expires:
(1) three (3) months after the date of issuance; or
(2) thirty (30) days after the license holder takes the applicable examination;
whichever occurs first.
(b) A temporary work permit held by a license applicant who has filed an application under IC 25-8-4-2 expires thirty (30) days after the board's approval of the applicant's application. If the application for licensure is denied, the applicant's temporary work permit expires five (5) days after the board's decision.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.184-1991, SEC.27; P.L.236-1995, SEC.18.

IC 25-8-9-11
Temporary licenses; renewal or reinstatement
Sec. 11. The board may not renew or reinstate a license issued under section 7 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.194-2005, SEC.40.

IC 25-8-9-12
Number of temporary licenses
Sec. 12. The board may not grant a person more than one (1) license under section 7 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8.

IC 25-8-9-13 Practice in cosmetology school; restriction
Sec. 13. A person licensed under this chapter may not engage in cosmetology in a cosmetology school except as part of student instruction.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8.

IC 25-8-9-14
Practice restrictions
Sec. 14. A person licensed under this chapter may not engage in cosmetology outside a cosmetology salon unless that person:
(1) has the permission of a person who holds a cosmetology salon license and:
(A) employs the person licensed under this chapter; or
(B) leases or subleases a portion of a salon to the person licensed under this chapter; and
(2) complies with any other practice restrictions regarding this section established by the board.
As added by P.L.257-1987, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.236-1995, SEC.19.

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