Process for Felony Review
What can I expect?
It’s not as hard as it seems. There are several steps and there is no guarantee that your license will be granted, but if you submit all the paperwork on time, the Board will review your case and make a determination. For information on the Board's policy regarding applicants with felony convictions, please refer to our guidance document on felony review.
A checklist has been provided to help guide you through the process. If your felony conviction and/or supervision was more than one year ago, you may only need to complete Part 1. Part 2 is for more recent felony convictions or applicants currently under supervision (probation or parole).
Where do I start?
Talk to your school and get your apprentice license application filled out. Then get all of your felony paperwork in order and send it to the Board. The sooner the better!
Do I have to have my license before I start school?
No, but you have to apply for licensure within 15 days of starting school. You won’t be able to work on the public until the school has your license. Felony review can take up to two months, so start early.
What if I get a Summary Proceeding Order refusing to issue my apprentice license?
As explained in the Summary Order and the letter that comes with it, you have to request a hearing. You only have 15 days from the date of the Summary Proceeding Order to request a hearing. If you don’t request a hearing, you have to start all over and pay the fee again. Hearings are held at the Board office on the second Monday of each month.
How do I request a hearing?
Make a written request and send it to the Board office by mail, fax, or email. The request can be a simple sentence: “I, NAME, am writing to request a hearing on case number ______.” Sign your name at the bottom.
What happens at the hearing?
The Disciplinary Panel of the Board will hear your statement. You need to demonstrate that you have been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. Explain your felony conviction and why you want a license. Board members may ask you questions about the conviction or your statements.
What if I can't get to Topeka for my hearing?
You may be able to appear for you hearing by video conference. The Board has approved a policy for appearance by Skype for felony hearings. Review the Guidance Document to see if you may qualify. To request to appear by Skype, send a written request to the Board office.
If you have questions or concerns, contact us!
If you are unable to read any of the information contained on this website, please contact the Kansas Board of Cosmetology at the following address or telephone number. We will be happy to assist you.
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Chiquita C. Coggs, Executive Director