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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 58
BARBER AND COSMETOLOGY SERVICES ACT
54-5810.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE — INSTRUCTORS — APPRENTICES — STUDENTS.  (1)  To qualify for licensure under this chapter, an applicant for licensure must:
(a)  Be at least sixteen and one-half (16 1/2) years of age;
(b)  Have completed at least two (2) years of high school or have attained an equivalent education as determined by the board;
(c)  Pass an examination for the occupation in which the applicant is seeking licensure, which examination shall be conducted or approved by the board; and
(d)  Prove to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant has not engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for discipline under section 54-5823, Idaho Code.
(2)  Except as otherwise provided, and in addition to the requirements listed in subsection (1) of this section, an applicant for licensure:
(a)  As a barber, must have:
(i)   Completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least nine hundred (900) hours in a barber school approved by the board; or
(ii)  Completed at least one thousand eight hundred (1,800) hours as an apprentice in an apprenticeship that covered all aspects of the practice of barbering;
(b)  As a barber-stylist, must have:
(i)   Completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours in a barber school approved by the board; or
(ii)  Completed at least three thousand (3,000) hours as an apprentice in an apprenticeship that covered all aspects of the practice of barber-styling;
(c)  As a cosmetologist, must have:
(i)   Completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least one thousand six hundred (1,600) hours in a cosmetology school approved by the board; or
(ii)  Completed at least three thousand two hundred (3,200) hours as an apprentice in an apprenticeship that covered all aspects of the practice of cosmetology;
(d)  As an electrologist, must have:
(i)   Completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least six hundred (600) hours in a school approved by the board; or
(ii)  Completed at least one thousand two hundred (1,200) hours as an apprentice in a cosmetology establishment under the direct personal supervision of a licensed electrologist instructor;
(e)  As an esthetician, must have:
(i)   Completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least six hundred (600) hours in a school approved by the board; or
(ii)  Completed at least one thousand two hundred (1,200) hours as an apprentice in a cosmetology establishment under the direct personal supervision of a licensed cosmetology instructor. Such establishment must have at least one (1) licensed esthetician on-site in accordance with board rules; and
(f)  As a nail technician, must have:
(i)   Completed and graduated from a course of instruction of at least four hundred (400) hours in a school approved by the board; or
(ii)  Completed at least eight hundred (800) hours as an apprentice in a cosmetology establishment under the direct personal supervision of a licensed cosmetology instructor. Such establishment shall have at least one (1) licensed nail technician on-site in accordance with board rules.
(3)  To qualify as an instructor of barbering, barber-styling, cosmetology, electrology, esthetics, or nail technology, an applicant must:
(a)  Hold a current license in the profession or closely related profession, as determined by the board, for which the applicant seeks to instruct;
(b)  Have worked for at least five (5) of the last seven (7) years as a licensed barber, barber-stylist, cosmetologist, electrologist, esthetician, or nail technician, or have satisfactorily completed:
(i)   A minimum six (6) month teacher’s course of instruction in one (1) of the specialties described in this subsection; or
(ii)  A minimum three (3) month teacher’s course of instruction in a school of one (1) of the specialties described in this subsection, if the applicant has at least two (2) years of experience as a licensee in one (1) of the specialties described in this subsection; and
(c)  Have completed twelve (12) college credit hours or equivalent education, as determined by the board, or pass an examination approved by the board.
(4)  To be qualified to hold an apprenticeship for purposes of this chapter, a person must:
(a)  Meet the qualifications set forth in paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of subsection (1) of this section; and
(b)  Be registered as an apprentice with the board.
(5)  To be considered a student for purposes of this chapter, a person must:
(a)  Meet the qualifications set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) of this section; and
(b)  Be registered as a student in a licensed barber school or cosmetology school.

History:
[54-5810, added 2018, ch. 228, sec. 3, p. 526; am. 2019, ch. 150, sec. 2, p. 502; am. 2020, ch. 182, sec. 7, p. 564.]


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