N.H. Code Admin. R. Bar 301.03 - Apprenticeship

(a) "Reflexology" means the study and interpretation of reflex component of the function of a body part, system, or of a particular kind of activity.
(b) The number of hours of instruction to complete an apprenticeship shall be in accordance with:
(1) For barbers, RSA 313-A:10, I(c)(1) or (2);
(2) For cosmetologists, RSA 313-A:11, I(c)(1) or (2);
(3) For manicurists, RSA 313-A:12, I, or, pursuant to RSA 313-A:12, II, 600 hours in a shop apprenticeship program;
(4) For estheticians, RSA 313-A:13 or, pursuant to RSA 313-A:13, 1200 hours in a shop apprenticeship program; and
(5) For a master barber, RSA 313-A:10 III, (c) (1) or (2).
(c) The apprentice shall receive the following types of instruction:
(1) For barber apprentices:
a. Shampooing;
b. Haircutting;
c. Hairstyling, for men and women;
d. Razor cutting;
e. Shaves and beard trim;
f. Scalp massaging;
g. Hair analysis;
h. Hairpieces;
i. Business management and salesmanship;
j. Textbook theory, which shall consist of reading textbooks in regard to barbering;
k. State laws and rules; and
l. Bacteriology safety and sanitation;
(2) For cosmetology apprentices:
a. Shampooing;
b. Hairstyling;
c. Hair shaping;
d. Hair coloring, including temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent;
e. Permanent waving and straightening;
f. Hair analysis and scalp treatments;
g. Facials and waxing, including contraindications;
h. Manicuring and pedicuring;
i. Bacteriology, safety, and sanitation;
j. Personal development;
k. Business management and salesmanship;
l. State laws and rules;
m. Textbook theory, which shall consist of reading textbooks, no more than 5 years old, in regard to cosmetology;
n. Sculptured nail, nail tip, nail wrap, and gel application; and
o. Reflexology and massage as it relates to cosmetology, manicuring, and pedicuring services;
(3) For esthetic apprentices:
a. Textbook theory, which shall consist of reading textbooks no more than 5 years old, in regard to esthetics;
b. Anatomy and physiology;
c. Bacteriology, safety, and sanitation;
d. Basic chemistry of ingredients;
e. Professional practices;
f. Facial and body treatments;
g. Treatments for facial and body hair;
h. Reflexology and massage as it relates to esthetic services;
i. Pedicuring;
j. Makeup services; and
k. State laws and rules;
(4) For a manicuring apprentice:
a. Bacteriology, safety and sanitation;
b. Professional practice;
c. Basic manicuring;
d. Sculptured nail, nail tip, nail wrap and gel application;
e. Pedicuring;
f. Proper drill use;
g. Textbook theory, which shall consist of reading textbooks, no more than 5 years old, in regard to manicuring;
h. State laws and rules; and
i. Reflexology and massage as it relates to manicuring and pedicuring; and
(5) For master barber apprentices:
a. Shampooing;
b. Haircutting;
c. Hairstyling, for men and women;
d. Razor cutting;
e. Shaves and beard trim;
f. Scalp massaging;
g. Permanent waving and straightening;
h. Coloring
i. Hair analysis;
j. Hairpieces;
k. Business management and salesmanship;
l. Textbook theory, which shall consist of reading textbooks in regard to barbering;
m. State laws and rules; and
n. Bacteriology safety and sanitation.
(d) Each student, at the beginning of the course, shall receive a course outline, including:
(1) The name of the course;
(2) A course description;
(3) The course goals;
(4) The contents of the units of instruction and, as applicable, hours;
(5) The course format; and
(6) The grading procedures.
(e) For a student enrolled in a cosmetology program not offering the 1500 hours in a career and technical program within a high school with an 83 minute a day block or less, the maximum apprenticeship hours shall be no more than 325 hours as follows:
(1) Orientation, 6 hours;
(2) Your professional image, 5 hours;
(3) Infection control including principles and practice, 26 hours;
(4) Shampooing, rinsing, conditioning, 18 hours;
(5) Wet hairstyling, thermal styling, thermal pressing, 110 hours;
(6) Principles of design, 10 hours;
(7) Manicuring and pedicuring, 30 hours;
(8) Facials, 25 hours;
(9) Facial make-up, 15 hours;
(10) Removal of unwanted hair, 10 hours;
(11) Seeking employment, 5 hours;
(12) Properties of hair and scalp, 20 hours;
(13) Introduction to hair cutting, 40 hours; and
(14) Orientation to clinic floor, 5 hours.
(f) For a student enrolled in a cosmetology program not offering the 1500 hours in a career and technical program within a high school with 84 minutes a day block, or more, in addition to Bar 301.03(e), the maximum apprenticeship hours shall be no more than 35 hours as follows:
(1) Perm wrapping, 20 hours; and
(2) Color application, 15 hours.
(g) A career and technical high school student apprentice enrolled in a 360 hour maximum program shall be required to take an exam in order to obtain the hours in subjects described in Bar 301.03(e) and (f). The passing grade shall be 75%.
(h) If the student apprentice enrolled in a 360 hour maximum program passes the examination, he or she shall receive the hours described in Bar 301.03(e) and (f) for the subject portion of the written exam passed.
(i) If the student apprentice enrolled in a 360 hour maximum program fails the examination, he or she shall not receive the hours described in Bar 301.03(e) and (f) for the subject portion of the written exam failed.
(j) At the discretion of the receiving school a career and technical high school student apprentice may transfer hours, previously acquired at the career and technical high school program.
(k) The written exam that was administered by the career and technical high school shall be forwarded to the applicant's post-secondary school of choice.
(l) A career and technical high school student apprentice enrolled in a program offering at least a 3-year 1500 hour course shall receive the following types of instruction:
(1) Shampooing;
(2) Hairstyling and shaping;
(3) Hair coloring, including, temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent;
(4) Chemical waving and straightening;
(5) Hair analysis and scalp treatments;
(6) Basic skin care including facials, hair removal, and contraindications;
(7) Wigs, extensions, and enhancements;
(8) Manicuring and pedicuring;
(9) Infection control;
(10) Bacteriology, safety, and disinfection;
(11) Professional development;
(12) Business management and sales;
(13) Artificial nails and enhancements;
(14) Reflexology as it relates to cosmetology services;
(15) Textbook theory; and
(16) State laws.
(o) A shop apprentice's hours shall not be transferable to a school. A student apprentice's hours shall not be transferable to a shop.
(p) A shop apprentice may transfer to another shop apprenticeship. A student apprentice may transfer to another school.
(m) If an apprentice wishes to transfer to, or re-enroll in another apprenticeship, the apprentice shall reapply in accordance with Bar 301.01, and attach a letter stating that he or she is a transfer or re-enroll apprentice. When transferring or re-enrolling in an apprenticeship, the apprentice shall reapply within 12 months of the termination date of the initial apprenticeship in order to maintain all of his or her accumulated hours. If an apprentice reapplies after 12 months, but before 24 months, he or she shall maintain half of his or her accumulated hours. If an apprentice reapplies after 24 months he or she shall not maintain any of his or her accumulated hours.
(n) Apprentices shall sanitize and disinfect areas of the school or salon where there might be a threat to the health of the apprentice or the general public.
(o) Any post-secondary school that wishes to implement online education shall clearly state in the student apprentice contract that other schools or states might not recognize any online education hours obtained.
(p) The school shall determine if prospective student apprentices possess the skills and comprehension necessary to succeed in an online education environment and maintain in each student's record documentation of the method used to determine the student's skill and comprehension.
(q) The school shall track and record the student's progression in the online education course(s).
(r) The school shall ensure the student demonstrates participation in the online education course(s).
(s) The school shall administer a test at the mid-point and at the end of each online education course. The testing shall be done in person at the school.
(t) Online instruction shall be limited to the theory portion only and no more than 25% of the total course.
(u) No practical or clinical instruction shall be permitted through online education.
(v) The school shall make available to student apprentices and instructors access to technical support for the online educational course(s) or program(s).
(w) The school shall be responsible for the quality of the courses of study and programs offered through online education and traditional methods of study.
(x) After successfully completing 800 hours of barber training or 1500 hours of cosmetology training in a licensed school, the alternate program may grant an individual up to 500 advanced placement hours towards training in the alternate program.
(y) Advanced placement hours shall be granted in the following areas according to the school policy:
(1) Microbiology and infection control;
(2) Implements, tools, and equipment;
(3) Anatomy and physiology;
(4) Chemistry;
(5) Electricity and light therapy;
(6) Properties and disorders of the skin;
(7) Properties and disorders of the scalp and hair;
(8) Treatments of the hair and scalp;
(9) Facial massage;
(10) Haircutting;
(11) Styling;
(12) Chemical texturizing;
(13) Hair coloring and lightening;
(14) Business and job search; and
(15) State law and regulations.

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N.H. Code Admin. R. Bar 301.03

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Amended by Volume XXXVI Number 14, Filed April 7, 2016, Proposed by #11055, Effective 3/18/2016, Expires 3/18/2026.
The amended version of this section by New Hampshire Register Volume 37, Number 06, eff. 1/14/2017 is not yet available. The amended version of this section by New Hampshire Register Volume 40, Number 19, eff. 4/7/2020 is not yet available.

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