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Chapter 240-1 ORGANIZATION

Rule 240-1-.01 Organization of Board

(1) The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers is created by act of the Georgia General Assembly with the passage of House Bill 314 to amend Title 43 Chapter 10 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to professions and businesses, combining the former Georgia State Board of Barbers and the former Georgia State Board of Cosmetology effective July 1, 2015 (O.C.G.A. § 43-10).
(2) Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Title 43, Chapters 1 and 10, all Rules and Regulations of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers pertaining to licensure, complaints and enforcement shall be administered by the Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. The office of the Division Director is located at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217.
(3) The Board receives, reviews, and adjudicates student and consumer complaints with regard to the educational facilities and individuals licensed by the Board in compliance with 34 CFR § 600.9(a)(1). Disciplinary action by the Board includes, but is not limited to the following: compliance orders, citations, fines, referral to other federal and state agencies, as well as probation, suspension and/or revocation of license, when warranted.
(4) The members of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers shall be appointed by the Governor (O.C.G.A. § 43-10-2(f)).
(5) The public may obtain information and submit requests at the Office of the Division Director, Professional Licensing Boards (O.C.G.A. § 43-10-2(i)).

Rule 240-1-.02 Procedural Rules

(1) The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers hereby adopts by reference as its permanent rules Chapters 295-3 through 295-13, and any further amendments thereto, Rules and Regulations of the Office of Joint Secretary, Professional Licensing Boards Division, relating to Procedure for Hearings before the several Georgia Professional Licensing Boards.

Rule 240-1-.03 License Application Fees and Renewal Fees

(1) Licenses shall be issued and renewed in accordance with the Joint Secretary Rules. These rules may be found at 295-2. All license/permit fees for renewal and reinstatement shall be established by the Board periodically as set forth on a fee schedule.
(2) The fee schedule is available from the Board office and at the Board's website. Fees may be reviewed and changed at the discretion of the Board. The Board may assess a paper application processing fee that is greater than or in addition to an electronic application fee(s). The Board may assess a late renewal fee that is greater than or in addition to any other renewal fee(s) if a license is renewed after the license expiration date.
(3) Electronic renewal notices are sent only as a courtesy. The responsibility of license renewal, on or before expiration date, remains with the license holder.

Rule 240-1-.04 License Reinstatement

(1) Failure to renew license within six (6) months following expiration of the license shall have the same effect as a revocation of license, which shall require the licensee to apply to the Board for reinstatement, pay a reinstatement fee and meet such other conditions as the Board may deem necessary.
(2) In order to reinstate a license after expiration, the applicant shall pay all fees required by law or rule, and shall submit documentation of completion of the required Continuing Education (CE) hours. A license shall be issued upon completion of all requirements of the laws and rules.
(3) Reinstatement shall not be granted if the applicant has any outstanding fines or fee(s).
(4) The required fee for reinstatement of each license type shall be as follows:
(a) Individual or Instructor license - $200
(b) Salon/Shop - $300
(c) School - $1000.