Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-16-.02 - Esthetician School Curriculum

The curriculum for students enrolled in an esthetician school for a complete course of at least nine (9) months and 1000 (250 Level 1 theory + 750 Level 2 service application) hours of training shall be as follows:

(a) Level I Instruction shall be provided by a licensed master cosmetology instructor or licensed esthetician instructor. Each school or licensed instructor shall require each student to obtain two hundred fifty (250) total theory hours of Level 1 training before the student performs clinical services on a client. Of these two hundred fifty hours, one hundred fifty (150) shall be Professional Practices, twenty (20) shall Professional Ethics, and eighty (80) shall be Business Practices. For the purposes of this Rule, one (1) theory hour equals one (1) clock hour for the first 250 hours of training, which are intended to be theoretical in nature.
1. Professional Practices = (150) - (150 theory hours/150 clock hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) bacteriology, cleansing and disinfection;
(ii) personal hygiene;
(iii) public health and safety;
(iv) EPA, OSHA, chemicals, infection control standards, and blood spill procedures;
(v) AIDS, HIV, and communicable diseases;
(vi) methods; and
(vii) facility hygiene, clean-up applications and procedures.
2. Professional Ethics = (20) - (20 theory hours/20 application/clock hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) professional attitude; and
(ii) personal image.
3. Business Practices = (80) - (80 theory hours/80 clock hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) State Board Rules and Laws;
(ii) esthetician salon development;
(iii) business insurance;
(iv) client records;
(v) confidential ethics;
(vi) medical record keeping;
(vii) write your resume; and
(viii) the job interview.
(b) Level 2 service application hours on patrons may begin when a student has completed two hundred fifty (250) theory hours in the above curriculum, with a minimum passing score of seventy five percent (75%). After completing two hundred fifty hours of Level 1 training, the student may progress to the clinic floor to perform 750 required Level 2 service application hours on a live subject. The Level 2 service application curriculum shall be as follows:
1. Sciences = (320) - (320 service application hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) histology of the skin:
(I) cell; and
(II) tissue.
(ii) dermatology and physiology:
(I) structure of the skin and glands;
(II) functions of the skin and glands;
(III) conditions and disorders of the skin;
(IV) physiology of color; and
(V) morphology.
(iii) Theory:
(I) medical terminology;
(II) medical charting;
(III) clinical cleansing and disinfection;
(IV) patient psychology;
(V) customer service;
(VI) advanced skin analysis/diseases; and
(VII) camouflage make-up.
2. Cleansing and Disinfection of Tools, Implements, and Equipment = (5) - (5 service application hours/10 applications):
(i) implements (brushes, tools, and skin care implements) - (3 service application hours/6 applications);
(ii) facial stations, beds and equipment - (1 service application hours/2 applications); and
(iii) hair removal and waxing stations - (1 service application hour/2 applications).
3. Body Treatments = (70) - (70 service application hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) massage - (25 service application hours/25 applications);
(ii) wraps - (15 service application hours/15 applications);
(iii) cellulite - (10 service application hours/10 applications);
(iv) aromatherapy - (10 service application hours/10 applications); and
(v) reflexology - (10 service application hours/10 applications).
4. Facials = (115) - (115 service application hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) spa facials - (75 service application hours/75 applications);
(ii) machine facials - (30 service application hours/30 applications); shall include the following:
(I) client consultation and skin analysis;
(II) cleansing;
(III) manipulations;
(IV) toning;
(iii) pre-op therapy - 5 service application hours/10 applications); and
(iv) post-op therapy - 5 service application hours/10 applications).
5. Make-up = (90) = (90 service application hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) client consultation and skin analysis - (20 service application hours/40 applications);
(ii) application - (30 service application hours/30 applications);
(iii) contouring - (10 service application hours/20 applications);
(iv) color accent - (10 service application hours/20 applications);
(v) camouflage make-up - (10 service application hours/10 applications); and
(vi) eye lash tabbing and strips - (10 service application hours/20 applications).
6. Hair removal = (75) - (75 service application hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) lip, chin, face (tweezing, waxing, threading) - (10 service application hours/20 applications);
(ii) leg waxing - (20 service application hours/20 applications);
(iii) bikini waxing - (10 service application hours/20 applications);
(iv) torso, back, and arm waxing - (10 service application hours/20 applications); and
(v) brow arching and shaping - (25 service application hours):
(I) brow tweezing and threading - (10 service application hours/20 applications);
(II) brow waxing - (10 service application hours/20 applications); and
(III) brow lashing and tinting - (5 service application hours/10 applications).
7. Spa/salon management = (75) - (75 service application hours); shall include instruction by a licensed esthetician instructor in the following subjects:
(i) front desk;
(ii) marketing: business, client, product;
(iii) managerial responsibilities;
(iv) client retention and tracking;
(v) business management;
(vi) business record management; and
(vii) profit and loss statement management.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-16-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-10-2, 43-10-6, 43-10-9, 43-10-12, 43-10-13.
Original Rule entitled "Esthetician School Curriculum" adopted. F. Dec. 21, 2016; eff. Jan. 10, 2017.

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