Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Amendment to the instructor training program
Action 5719
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments establish a uniform instructor program among licensed cosmetology, barber, nail, and wax schools. Currently, schools with multiple licensing programs have to submit different instructor applications for each license type. The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology proposes a standard instructor curriculum that unifies the barbers, cosmetologists, nail technician, and wax technician instructor programs.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 41-20 Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 41 - 70 Esthetics Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6774]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9257 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/18/2021.
9547 Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 07/19/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.