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18VAC41-20-50 Exceptions to training requirements

A. Virginia licensed cosmetologists with a minimum of two years of work experience shall be eligible for the master barber examination; likewise, a Virginia licensed master barber with a minimum of two years of work experience shall be eligible for the cosmetology examination.

B. Virginia licensed master barbers with less than two years of work experience and Virginia master barber students enrolling in a Virginia cosmetology training school shall be given educational credit for the training received for the performances completed at a barber school; likewise, licensed Virginia cosmetologists with less than two years of work experience and Virginia cosmetology students enrolling in a Virginia barber or master barber training school shall be given educational credit for the training received for the performances completed at a cosmetology school.

C.B. Any barber, master barber, cosmetologist, nail technician, or wax technician applicant having been trained as a barber, master barber, cosmetologist, nail technician, or wax technician in any Virginia state institution shall be eligible for the respective examination.

D.C. Any barber, master barber, cosmetologist, nail technician, or wax technician applicant having a minimum of two years experience in barbering, master barbering, cosmetology, nail care, or waxing in the United States armed forces and having provided documentation satisfactory to the board of that experience shall be eligible for the respective examination.

E.D. Any licensed barber or barber student enrolling in a master barber training program in a licensed barber school shall be given educational credit for the training and performances completed in a barbering program at a licensed barber school.

18VAC41-20-210 Curriculum requirements

A. Each barber school shall submit with its application a curriculum including a course syllabus, a detailed course content outline, a sample of five lesson plans, a sample of evaluation methods to be used, and a breakdown of hours and performances for all courses to be taught that will lead to licensure. The outline for barbering shall include the following:

1. School policies;

2. State law, regulations, and professional ethics;

3. Business and shop management;

4. Client consultation;

5. Personal hygiene;

6. Cutting the hair with a razor, clippers, and shears;

7. Tapering the hair;

8. Thinning the hair;

9. Shampooing the hair;

10. Shaving;

11. Trimming a moustache or beard;

12. Applying hair color;

13. Analyzing skin or scalp conditions;

14. Giving scalp treatments;

15. Giving basic facial massage or treatment;

16. Sanitizing and maintaining implements and equipment; and

17. Honing and stropping a razor.

B. Each barber school seeking to add a master barber program shall submit with its application a curriculum including a course syllabus, a detailed course content outline, a sample of five lesson plans, a sample of evaluation methods to be used, and a breakdown of hours and performances for all courses to be taught that will lead to licensure. The outline for master barbering shall include the following:

1. Styling the hair with a hand hair dryer;

2. Thermal waving;

3. Permanent waving with chemicals;

4. Relaxing the hair;

5. Lightening or toning the hair;

6. Hairpieces and wigs; and

7. Waxing limited to the scalp.

C. Each school seeking to add a dual barber/master barber program shall submit with its application a curriculum including a course syllabus, a detailed course content outline, a sample of five lesson plans, a sample of evaluation methods to be used, and a breakdown of hours and performances for all courses to be taught that will lead to licensure. The outline for dual barber/master barber program shall include the following:

1. School policies;

2. State law, regulations, and professional ethics;

3. Business and shop management;

4. Client consultation;

5. Personal hygiene;

6. Cutting the hair with a razor, clippers, and shears;

7. Tapering the hair;

8. Thinning the hair;

9. Shampooing the hair;

10. Styling the hair with a hand hair dryer;

11. Thermal waving;

12. Permanent waving with chemicals;

13. Relaxing the hair;

14. Shaving;

15. Trimming a moustache or beard;

16. Applying hair color;

17. Lightening or toning the hair;

18. Analyzing skin or scalp conditions;

19. Giving scalp treatments;

20. Waxing limited to the scalp;

21. Giving basic facial massage or treatment;

22. Hair pieces;

23. Sanitizing and maintaining implements and equipment; and

24. Honing and stropping a razor.

D. Each cosmetology school shall submit with its application a curriculum including a course syllabus, a detailed course content outline, a sample of five lesson plans, a sample of evaluation methods to be used, and a breakdown of hours and performances for all courses to be taught that will lead to licensure. The outline for cosmetology shall include the following:

1. Orientation:

a. School policies;

b. State law, regulations, and professional ethics;

c. Personal hygiene; and

d. Bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation.

2. Manicuring and pedicuring:

a. Anatomy and physiology;

b. Diseases and disorders;

c. Procedures to include both natural and artificial application; and

d. Sterilization.

3. Shampooing and rinsing:

a. Fundamentals;

b. Safety rules;

c. Procedures; and

d. Chemistry, anatomy, and physiology.

4. Scalp treatments:

a. Analysis;

b. Disorders and diseases;

c. Manipulations; and

d. Treatments.

5. Hair styling:

a. Anatomy and facial shapes;

b. Finger waving, molding, and pin curling;

c. Roller curling, combing, and brushing; and

d. Heat curling, waving, and pressing.

6. Hair cutting:

a. Anatomy and physiology;

b. Fundamentals, materials, and equipment;

c. Procedures; and

d. Safety practices.

7. Permanent waving-chemical relaxing:

a. Analysis;

b. Supplies and equipment;

c. Procedures and practical application;

d. Chemistry;

e. Recordkeeping; and

f. Safety.

8. Hair coloring and bleaching:

a. Analysis and basic color theory;

b. Supplies and equipment;

c. Procedures and practical application;

d. Chemistry and classifications;

e. Recordkeeping; and

f. Safety.

9. Skin care and make-up:

a. Analysis;

b. Anatomy;

c. Health, safety, and sanitary rules;

d. Procedures;

e. Chemistry and light therapy;

f. Temporary removal of hair; and

g. Lash and brow tinting.

10. Wigs, hair pieces, and related theory:

a. Sanitation and sterilization;

b. Types; and

c. Procedures.

11. Salon management:

a. Business ethics; and

b. Care of equipment.

E. Each nail school shall submit with its application a curriculum including a course syllabus, a detailed course content outline, a sample of five lesson plans, a sample of evaluation methods to be used, and a breakdown of hours and performances for all courses to be taught that will lead to licensure. The outline for nail care shall include the following:

1. Orientation:

a. School policies; and

b. State law, regulations, and professional ethics;

2. Sterilization, sanitation, bacteriology, and safety;

3. Anatomy and physiology;

4. Diseases and disorders of the nail;

5. Nail procedures (i.e., manicuring, pedicuring, and nail extensions); and

6. Nail theory and nail structure and composition.

F. Each waxing school shall submit with its application a curriculum including a course syllabus, a detailed course content outline, a sample of five lesson plans, a sample of evaluation methods to be used, and a breakdown of hours and performances for all courses to be taught that will lead to licensure. The outline for waxing shall include the following:

1. Orientation:

a. School policies;

b. State law, regulations, and professional ethics; and

c. Personal hygiene.

2. Skin care and treatment:

a. Analysis;

b. Anatomy and physiology;

c. Diseases and disorders of the skin;

d. Health sterilization, sanitation, bacteriology, and safety including infectious disease control measures; and

e. Temporary removal of hair.

3. Skin theory, skin structure, and composition.

4. Client consultation:

a. Health conditions;

b. Skin analysis;

c. Treatments;

d. Client expectations; and

e. Health forms and questionnaires.

5. Waxing procedures for brow, lip, facial, legs, arms, underarm, chest, back, and bikini areas:

a. Fundamentals;

b. Safety rules; and

c. Procedures.

6. Wax treatments:

a. Analysis;

b. Disorders and diseases;

c. Manipulations; and

d. Treatments.

7. Salon management:

a. Business ethics; and

b. Care of equipment.

G. A licensed school with an approved barber, master barber, dual barber/master barber, cosmetology, nail technician, or wax technician program may conduct an assessment of a student's competence in the respective profession and, based on the assessment, give credit towards the hours requirements specified in the respective subsection of this section and 18VAC41-20-220.

The school shall make the assessment based on a review of the student's transcript and the successful completion of a board-approved competency examination administered by the school. The school may also request a copy of a catalog or bulletin giving the full course description when making the evaluation. The number of credit hours awarded shall not exceed the actual hours of instruction verified on the transcript or the number of hours specified in the board-approved curriculum for a specific topic.

18VAC41-70-190 Curriculum and hours of instruction requirements

A. Each esthetics school shall submit with its application a curriculum including, but not limited to, a course syllabus, a detailed course content outline, a sample of five lessons plans, a sample of evaluation methods to be used, and a breakdown of hours or credit hours and performances for all courses to be taught that will lead to licensure or certification. In addition, if a school awards credit in accordance with subsection D of this section, the school shall submit copies of the assessment policy, method of evaluation of transcripts and the examination to be used in making the assessment.

B. The esthetics curriculum and hours of instruction in this technology shall consist of 600 hours or equivalent credit hours and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. Orientation and business topics - minimum of 25 hours of instruction.

a. School policies;

b. Management;

c. Sales, inventory and retailing;

d. Taxes and payroll;

e. Insurance;

f. Client records and confidentiality; and

g. Professional ethics and practices.

2. Laws and regulations - minimum of 10 hours of instruction.

3. General sciences - minimum of 80 hours of instruction.

a. Bacteriology;

b. Microorganisms;

c. Infection control, disinfection, sterilization;

d. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements;

e. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS);

f. General procedures and safety measures;

g. Cosmetic chemistry;

h. Products and ingredients; and

i. Nutrition.

4. Applied sciences - minimum of 95 hours of instruction.

a. Anatomy and physiology;

b. Skin structure and function;

c. Skin types;

d. Skin conditions; and

e. Diseases and disorders of the skin.

5. Skin care - minimum of 255 hours of instruction.

a. Health screening;

b. Skin analysis and consultation;

c. Effleurage and related movements and manipulations of the face and body;

d. Cleansings procedures;

e. Masks;

f. Extraction techniques;

g. Machines, equipment and electricity;

h. Manual facials and treatments;

i. Machine, electrical facials and treatments; and

j. General procedures and safety measures.

6. Makeup - minimum of 65 hours of instruction.

a. Setup, supplies and implements;

b. Color theory;

c. Consultation;

d. General and special occasion application;

e. Camouflage;

f. Application of false lashes and lash extensions;

g. Lash and tinting;

h. Lash perming;

i. Lightning of the hair on body except scalp; and

j. General procedures and safety measures.

7. Body and other treatments - minimum of 20 hours of instruction.

a. Body treatments;

b. Body wraps;

c. Body masks;

d. Body scrubs;

e. Aromatherapy; and

f. General procedures and safety measures.

8. Hair removal - minimum of 50 hours of instruction.

a. Types of hair removal;

b. Wax types;

c. Tweezing;

d. Chemical hair removal;

e. Mechanical hair removal; and

f. General procedures and safety measures.

C. The master esthetics curriculum and hours of instruction in this technology shall consist of 600 hours or equivalent credit hours and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. Orientation, advanced business subjects, and infection control - minimum of 45 hours of instruction.

a. School policies and procedures;

b. Professional ethics and practices;

c. Ethics and professional conduct;

d. Insurance and liability issues;

e. Confidentiality and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule (HIPAA);

f. Client records and documentation;

g. Microbiology and bacteriology;

h. Infection control, disinfection, and sterilization;

i. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS); and

j. Personal protective equipment.

2. State laws, rules and regulations - minimum of 10 hours of instruction.

3. Advanced anatomy and physiology - minimum of 65 hours of instruction.

a. Advanced anatomy and physiology;

b. Advanced skin structure and functions;

c. Advanced skin typing, and conditions;

d. Advanced disease and disorders;

e. Advanced cosmetic ingredients;

f. Pharmacology; and

g. Advanced homecare.

4. Advanced skin care and advanced modalities - minimum of 90 hours of instruction.

a. Introduction to microdermabrasion and dermaplaning;

b. Indications and contraindications for crystal microdermabrasion;

c. General procedures and safety measures for crystal microdermabrasion;

d. Indications and contraindications for crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning;

e. General procedures and safety measures for crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning;

f. Equipment safety: crystal and crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning;

g. Waste disposal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);

h. Introduction to microdermabrasion techniques and proper protocols;

i. Machine parts, operation, protocols, care, waste disposal and safety;

j. Practical application and consultation for crystal microdermabrasion;

k. Practical application and consultation for crystal-free microdermabrasion and dermaplaning; and

l. Pretreatment and posttreatment for microdermabrasion.

5. Advanced procedures and chemical exfoliation - minimum of 270 hours of instruction.

a. Advanced skin analysis and consultation and health screening and documentation;

b. Advanced procedures, light treatments, light-emitting diode (LED), intense pulsed light device (IPL);

c. Advanced manual, machine, and electric treatments, microcurrent, and ultrasound;

d. Introduction to chemical exfoliation and peels of the epidermis;

e. Fundamentals of skin care associated with chemical exfoliation and peels and wound healing;

f. Pretreatment and posttreatment for chemical exfoliation and peels;

g. Assessing suitability and predicting chemical exfoliation efficacy;

h. General practical application and consultation protocols;

i. Practical application and consultation for enzymes, herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels;

j. Indications and contraindications for enzymes, herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels;

k. General procedures and safety measures for herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels;

l. Pretreatments and posttreatments for herbal exfoliations, and vitamin-based peels;

m. Practical application and consultation for alpha hydroxy peels;

n. Indications and contraindications for alpha hydroxy peels;

o. General procedures and safety measures for alpha hydroxy peels;

p. Pretreatment and posttreatment for alpha hydroxy peels;

q. Practical application and consultation for beta hydroxy peels;

r. Indications and contraindications for beta hydroxy peels;

s. General procedures and safety measures for beta hydroxy peels;

t. Pretreatment and posttreatment for beta hydroxy peels;

u. Practical application and consultation for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels;

v. Indications and contraindications for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels;

w. General procedures and safety measures for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels;

x. Pretreatment and posttreatment for Jessner and Modified Jessner peels;

y. Practical application and consultation for trichloracetic acid peels;

z. Indications and contraindications for trichloracetic acid peels;

aa. General procedures and safety measures for trichloracetic acid peels; and

bb. Pretreatment and posttreatment for trichloracetic acid peels.

6. Lymphatic drainage - minimum of 120 hours of instruction.

a. Introduction to lymphatic drainage;

b. Tissues and organs of the lymphatic system;

c. Functions of the lymphatic system;

d. Immunity;

e. Etiology of edema;

f. Indications and contraindications for lymphatic drainage;

g. Lymphatic drainage manipulations and movements;

h. Face and neck treatment sequence;

i. Lymphatic drainage on the trunk and upper extremities;

j. Lymphatic drainage on the trunk and lower extremities;

k. Cellulite;

l. Using lymphatic drainage with other treatments; and

m. Machine-aided lymphatic drainage.

D. A licensed esthetics school with an approved esthetics program may conduct an assessment of a student's competence in esthetics and, based on the assessment, give a maximum of 300 hours credit towards the requirements specified in subsection B of this section and 18VAC41-70-200 A. A licensed esthetics school with an approved master esthetics program may conduct an assessment of a student's competence in master esthetics and, based on the assessment, give a maximum of 300 hours credit towards the requirements specified in subsection C of this section and 18VAC41-70-200 B.

The school shall make the assessment based on a review of the student's transcript and the successful completion of a board-approved competency examination administered by the school. The school may also request a copy of a catalog or bulletin giving the full course description when making the evaluation. The number of credit hours awarded shall not exceed the actual hours of instruction verified on the transcript or the number of hours specified in the board-approved curriculum for a specific topic.

E. The instructor curriculum and hours of instruction shall consist of 400 hours or equivalent credit hours and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. Orientation;

2. Curriculum;

3. Course outline and development;

4. Lesson planning;

5. Classroom management;

6. Teaching techniques;

7. Methods of instruction;

8. Learning styles;

9. Learning disabilities;

10. Teaching aids;

11. Developing, administering and grading examinations;

12. School administration;

13. Recordkeeping;

14. Laws and regulations;

15. Presentation of theoretical subjects;

16. Presentation of practical subjects;

17. Supervision of clinic floor; and

18. Practicum teaching.