Current through August 30, 2021

The Board may grant a license to an applicant for licensure to operate a barber or cosmetology school who meets the following requirements: (7-1-21)T

01. Premises. The premises of a barber or cosmetology school must: (7-1-21)T
a. Possess sufficient apparatus and equipment for the proper and full teaching of all subjects or its curriculum. (7-1-21)T
b. Provide adequate space, ventilation, lighting, and facilities to safely accommodate all students, instructors, and customers. (7-1-21)T
c. Provide a restroom with a sink with hot and cold running water and approved drainage system. (7-1-21)T
02. Faculty or Instructors. (7-1-21)T
a. A school must be under the direct, personal supervision at all times of a licensed cosmetology instructor if a cosmetology school or a licensed barber or barber-stylist instructor if a barber school and must employ and maintain a licensed instructor for every twenty (20) students or fraction thereof, with an instructor trainee counting as an instructor for the purposes of the student-instructor ratio. (7-1-21)T
b. A cosmetology school that teaches electrology must be under the direct, personal supervision at all times of one (1) licensed electrologist instructor for every six (6) students or portion thereof being trained therein. (7-1-21)T
c. An instructor shall teach only those subject areas for which the instructor has been issued a license by the Board to practice. (7-1-21)T
d. Instructors must devote their time during school or class hours to instructing students rather than engaging in occupational practice. (7-1-21)T
03. Operations. A barber or cosmetology school must: (7-1-21)T
a. Maintain regular class and instruction hours, establish grades and hold monthly examinations. This information will be transferred to the record of instruction; (7-1-21)T
b. Prescribe a school term for training in all aspects of the practice being taught; and (7-1-21)T
04. Curriculum. Any proposed changes to a curriculum or catalog must be approved by the Board. The submission must identify what specific changes are being made to the curriculum. (7-1-21)T
a. A school must submit a curriculum and course catalog that covers the subjects, as set forth in Section 54-5815, Idaho Code, relating to the profession for which the school is seeking approval to teach. (7-1-21)T
b. A cosmetology school that teaches electrology must submit a curriculum and course catalog that covers the subjects relating to electrology as set forth in Section 54-5815(1), Idaho Code. (7-1-21)T
c. A school may teach no more than fifty percent (50%) of its curriculum through distance education. (7-1-21)T
05. Clinical Work. Each school shall advertise to the public that it is a school and that all work is done by students. The clinic area shall not have connecting entrances to establishments or businesses other than barber or cosmetology schools. (7-1-21)T
a. Students shall not be permitted to render any clinical service to patrons until students have completed at least five percent (5%) of the required hours of instruction. (7-1-21)T
b. All clinical work shall be performed under the supervision of a licensed instructor. (7-1-21)T
c. Clinical work shall be recorded on the record of instruction for each month. (7-1-21)T
06. Outside School Activities. Schools may credit a student with a maximum of thirty (30) hours toward the required hours of instruction for a course of instruction for activities that take place outside the school. These hours must be approved by the instructor. (7-1-21)T
07. Student Records To be Maintained by the School. A school must maintain the following records for each enrolled student: (7-1-21)T
a. Proof of age showing student is no less than sixteen and one-half (16½) years of age; (7-1-21)T
b. Proof of showing student has satisfactorily completed two (2) years of high school (tenth grade) or having equivalent education as evidenced in a manner identified in Subsection 300.02 of these rules; (7-1-21)T
c. Record of instruction for each student showing the classroom hours, the clinical hours, and operations done for each month in which the student is enrolled; and (7-1-21)T
d. When a student's course of instruction has been completed or terminated, the completed operations, and number of hours of instruction are to be recorded by the school on the record of instruction form. This form is to be provided to the student and maintained by the school for five (5) years from completion or termination. (7-1-21)T
08. Change in Ownership or Location. (7-1-21)T
a. Licenses are not transferable. (7-1-21)T
b. A new application must be submitted to the Board and a license issued for a new or additional location or a change of ownership of an existing school. (7-1-21)T
09. Cessation of School. When a school ceases to operate as a school, the school must provide each enrolled student their records of instruction at or before the cessation of operations. (7-1-21)T
10. Rules for Cosmetology Schools Approved to Teach Electrology. (7-1-21)T
a. Schools will provide a minimum of three hundred (300) square feet of designated floor space per six (6) students. (7-1-21)T
b. Each school shall have the following equipment, which is considered the minimum equipment necessary for the proper instruction of students. This amount of equipment is based on six (6) students. (7-1-21)T
i. Work stations equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of total enrollment; (7-1-21)T
ii. Two (2) brands of machines, one (1) of which has three (3) method capability: Galvanic, Thermolysis, and Blend; (7-1-21)T
iii. Two (2) treatment tables and adjustable technician chairs; (7-1-21)T
iv. Two (2) swing arm lamps with magnifying lens; (7-1-21)T
v. Two (2) magnifying glasses; (7-1-21)T
vi. Tweezers; (7-1-21)T
vii. One (1) basin with approved water source; (7-1-21)T
viii. Necessary sanitation equipment for implements; and (7-1-21)T
ix. Closed storage cabinet. (7-1-21)T
c. Student Supplies. Each student is to be issued a basic kit containing two (2) tweezers, disposable probes, eye shields, disposable gloves, before treatment solution, after treatment lotion, hair pins or clips, and one (1) sharps container. (7-1-21)T


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