§ 5-10-11. Persons licensed in other states.
(a) Any person licensed to practice barbering, hairdressing, and cosmetic therapy and/or manicuring or esthetics in another state where the requirements are the equivalent of those of this state is entitled to a license as a barber, hairdresser, and cosmetician and/or manicurist or esthetician operator upon the acceptance of his or her credentials by the division; provided, that the state in which that person is licensed extends a similar privilege to licensed barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetic therapists and/or manicurists or esthetics of this state. If a person applies for a hairdressing license who was licensed in another state where the requirements are not equivalent to those of this state, the division shall give to that person one hundred (100) hours instructional credit for three (3) months that the person was licensed and in actual practice, up to a limit of five hundred (500) hours, in order for that person to meet the requirements for a hairdressing license in this state as established under the provisions of §§ 5-10-8 and 5-10-9.
(b) If a person applies for a manicurist or esthetician license and is currently licensed in another state, that person may be granted a license if he or she passes the written and practical examinations conducted by the division.
(c) The fee for the application is as set forth in § 23-1-54; provided, that the provisions of this chapter shall not be construed as preventing persons who have been licensed by examination under the laws of other states of the United States or territories and the District of Columbia from practicing barbering, hairdressing, and cosmetic therapy and/or manicuring or esthetics in this state for a period of three (3) months; provided, that they apply for and are licensed in this state within three (3) months from the commencement of their employment. Nor shall it be construed as prohibiting persons who have been licensed under the laws of another country or territory from practicing barbering, hairdressing, and cosmetic therapy and/or manicuring or esthetics in this state; provided, that practice is in conformity with the rules and regulations of the division; and provided, that in no case shall that practice cover a period of more than three (3) months from the commencement of that employment.
(P.L. 1926, ch. 765, § 5; P.L. 1938, ch. 2585, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 263, §§ 3, 5; P.L. 1942, ch. 1229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-10-11; P.L. 1968, ch. 45, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 214, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 246, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 181, art. 53, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 378, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 314, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 289, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 145, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 1.)