Section 34-7B-7

Application for examination or licensure.

(a) Any person who desires to engage in any of the practices regulated by the board pursuant to this chapter shall be a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government, and shall file with the board a written application for examination or licensure. Before a person may engage in the practices regulated by this chapter, the person shall be licensed by the board pursuant to this chapter. Any person who practices, maintains a school or shop, or acts in any capacity without a license when one is required pursuant to this chapter, or who otherwise violates this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined five hundred dollars ($500) or imprisoned for not more than 30 days, or both. Any corporation which violates this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(b) Licenses and permits issued by the board under the seal of the board and signed by an authorized representative of the board entitle the holder to legally practice the stated profession.

(c)(1) To receive a personal license, an applicant shall satisfy any of the following requirements:

a. All legal requirements, completion of the required hours as a student or apprentice, submission of the appropriate examination fees, successful completion of the appropriate examination, and submission of any applicable license fees.

b. Be currently licensed in good standing in another state or jurisdiction, with documentation of having passed a board-approved examination, and submission of any applicable license fees.

c. Be currently licensed in good standing in another state or jurisdiction, with documentation of having practiced as a licensee for at least five years before application to the board, and submission of any applicable license fees.

d. Be otherwise qualified, submit any applicable examination fees, successfully complete any appropriate examinations, and submit any applicable license fees.

(2)a. An application for examination or reexamination shall include the payment of a nonrefundable fee.

b. Examination of an applicant for licensure shall be conducted pursuant to a procedure sanctioned by the board consistent with the prescribed curriculum for schools.

c. An applicant who fails the prescribed examination shall be entitled to two additional attempts.

d. An applicant who fails the prescribed examination on a third attempt shall complete additional hours of school training as the board may direct before being allowed to repeat the examination.

(3) Personal licenses for any practice except Class 2 barbering as regulated by the board shall expire on the last day of the birth month of the licensee in odd-numbered years. An application for renewal that is postmarked later than the license expiration date shall subject the licensee to a late fee.

(4) Personal licenses for Class 2 barbers shall expire on the last day of the birth month of the licensee in even-numbered years. An application for renewal that is postmarked later than the license expiration date shall subject the licensee to a late fee.

(5) Active personal licenses shall be displayed in a conspicuous place near the work station of the licensee.

(d)(1) To receive a business license, an applicant shall satisfy all legal requirements and submit any applicable license fees.

(2) All business licenses regulated by the board shall expire on the last day of September in odd-numbered years. An application for renewal that is postmarked later than October 31 in the year of expiration shall subject the licensee to a late fee.

(3) On or before December 31, 2013, the initial fee for a Class 2 barber business license shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for a shop and three hundred dollars ($300) for a school. Renewal fees shall be the same fee as the board provides for other business licenses under this chapter.

(4) A business license shall be displayed in a conspicuous place near the main entrance of the business.

(5) The initial fee for a personal Class 2 barber license shall be the same fee as is provided for other original licenses under this chapter. The renewal fee shall be the same as is provided for other licenses under this chapter.

(Act 2013-371, p. 1330, §2; Act 2015-406, §1.)