Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-01-.01 - REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL LICENSE

Current through March 20, 2022

(1) The Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners (hereinafter the "Board") will not issue, reissue, or renew a license to operate a school of cosmetology unless the school is equipped with all workable equipment consisting of at least:
(a) One (1) work station with adjustable chair per student working on the clinic floor with a minimum of fifteen (15) stations;
(b) Five (5) shampoo basins, with hot and cold running water, adequately spaced;
(c) Five (5) manicure stations;
(d) A minimum of five (5) working hooded dryers;
(e) One (1) labeled sharps container for biohazard material removal at each station;
(f) One (1) straight chair in the theory classroom for each student attending the class;
(g) One (1) wet disinfectant at each student work station;
(h) One (1) enclosed and labeled storage area for clean towels;
(i) One (1) covered and labeled container for soiled towels;
(j) One (1) covered trash container maintained in a sanitary condition;
(k) One (1) enclosed dry sanitary compartment at each student work station;
(l) One (1) ultraviolet sanitizer;
(m) Time sheet/time clock;
(n) A minimum of one (1) working restroom; and
(o) One (1) blood exposure kit.
(2) A school of cosmetology offering an aesthetics curriculum shall be equipped with all workable equipment consisting of at least:
(a) Sufficient facial steamers;
(b) One (1) suction machine or a Level I or II Microdermabrasion machine;
(c) One (1) light based device with the manufacturer's intended commercial use statement for hair removal and skin enhancement of face and body;
(d) Sufficient protective eyewear (glasses) recommended by the manufacturer of laser/light devices for each student and instructor;
(e) One (1) LED light with the manufacturers intended use statement for skin improvement;
(f) One (1) wax depilatory heater pot with the manufacturer's intended commercial use statement;
(g) One (1) hands free magnifying lamp;
(h) One (1) hot towel cabinet;
(i) One (1) reclining facial chair/table;
(j) One (1) electric brushing machine or sonic brushing device;
(k) One (1) sink which provides hot and cold running water other than the bathroom;
(l) One (1) ultraviolet sanitizer;
(m) One (1) covered trash container maintained in a sanitary condition at each teaching station;
(n) Sufficient work area for each student;
(o) One (1) covered and labeled container for soiled towels;
(p) One (1) wet disinfectant;
(q) One (1) professional makeup station representing a color matrix palette of makeup products;
(r) Sufficient disposable applicators for product application;
(s) One (1) skin care product kit containing two (2) products from each category: cleansers, astringent and toners, moisturizer, problem prep, and protective products;
(t) One (1) Autoclave instrument sanitizer;
(u) One (1) labeled sharps container for biohazard material removal at each station; and
(v) One (1) blood exposure kit.
(3) A school of aesthetics shall be equipped with all workable equipment consisting of at least:
(a) One (1) work station per student working on the clinic floor;
(b) One (1) straight chair in the theory classroom for each student attending class;
(c) One (1) wet disinfectant at each student work station;
(d) One (1) enclosed and labeled storage area for clean towels;
(e) One (1) covered and labeled container for soiled towels;
(f) One (1) covered trash container maintained in a sanitary condition at each student work station;
(g) One (1) enclosed dry sanitary compartment at each student work station;
(h) Time sheet/time clock;
(i) A minimum of one (1) working restroom;
(j) One (1) blood exposure kit;
(k) One (1) labeled sharps container for biohazard material removal at each station;
(l) Sufficient facial steamers;
(m) One (1) suction machine or a Level I or II Microdermabrasion machine;
(n) One (1) light based device with the manufacturer's intended commercial use statement for hair removal and skin enhancement of face and body;
(o) Sufficient protective eyewear (glasses) recommended by the manufacturer of laser/light devices for each student and instructor;
(p) One (1) LED light with the manufacturers' intended use statement for skin improvement;
(q) One (1) wax depilatory heater pot with the manufacturer's intended commercial use statement;
(r) One (1) hands free magnifying lamp;
(s) One (1) hot towel cabinet;
(t) One (1) reclining facial chair/table;
(u) One (1) electric brushing machine or sonic brushing device;
(v) One (1) sink which provides hot and cold running water other than the bathroom;
(w) One (1) ultraviolet sanitizer;
(x) One (1) professional makeup station representing a color matrix palette of makeup products;
(y) One (1) Autoclave instrument sanitizer;
(z) One (1) skin care product kit containing two (2) products from each category: cleansers, astringent and toners, moisturizer, problem prep, and protective products; and
(aa) Sufficient disposable applicators for product application.
(4) A school of natural hair styling shall be equipped with all workable equipment consisting of at least:
(a) One (1) work station with adjustable chair per student working on the clinic floor;
(b) One (1) straight chair in the theory classroom for each student attending class;
(c) Two (2) shampoo bowls with hot and cold running water and chairs in work area;
(d) Two (2) working hooded dryers;
(e) One (1) enclosed and labeled storage area for clean towels;
(f) One (1) covered and labeled container for soiled towels;
(g) One (1) covered and labeled trash container maintained in a sanitary condition;
(h) One (1) dry sanitary compartment at each student work station;
(i) One (1) wet disinfectant;
(j) One (1) ultraviolet sanitizer;
(k) One (1) blood exposure kit;
(l) One (1) labeled sharps container for biohazard material removal at each station;
(m) A minimum of one (1) working restroom; and
(n) A time sheet/time clock.
(5) A school of manicuring shall be equipped with all workable equipment consisting of at least:
(a) One (1) manicure table with stool or chair per student working on the clinic floor;
(b) One (1) straight chair in the theory classroom for each student attending the class;
(c) One (1) dry sanitary compartment at each student work station;
(d) One (1) wet disinfectant;
(e) One (1) ultraviolet sanitizer;
(f) One (1) enclosed and labeled storage area for clean towels;
(g) One (1) covered and labeled container for soiled towels;
(h) One (1) covered and labeled trash container maintained in a sanitary condition;
(i) One (1) sink which provides hot and cold running water in the clinic floor area, excluding the bathroom;
(j) One (1) finger bowl per table;
(k) One (1) covered container per table for cotton balls and swabs;
(l) One (1) foot bath per student working on the clinic floor;
(m) One (1) blood exposure kit;
(n) One (1) labeled sharps container at each student work station for biohazard material removal;
(o) A minimum of one (1) working restroom;
(p) A sign prominently posted stating that the customer has the right not to have drills used on his or her nails; and
(q) A time sheet/time clock.
(6) Requirements for All Schools Licensed Under T.C.A. Title 62, Chapter 4
(a) All schools shall have a sign prominently posted stating that all services are performed by students; and
(b) All containers for cosmetic and any other products must be properly labeled.
(7) The Board shall have the authority to approve a school without a restroom facility located therein if the school is located within a mall, strip shopping center, or other commercial property and the school owner can demonstrate shared public restroom facilities are standard for the location.
(8) Requirements for Instructional Floor Space
(a) "Instructional floor space" means the floor space of a school designated primarily for the instruction of students and shall not include such spaces as storage, restrooms, utility rooms, passageways, or inhabited administrative spaces such as reception areas, offices and break areas.
(b) A school of cosmetology offering a manicuring curriculum shall also be equipped with adequate instructional floor space for manicuring so as not to compromise or disrupt the teaching of cosmetology curriculum prescribed in Rule 0440-01-.03.
(c) A school of cosmetology offering a natural hair styling curriculum shall also be equipped with adequate instructional floor space for natural hair styling so as to not compromise or disrupt the teaching of cosmetology curriculum prescribed in Rule 0440-01-.03.
(d) A school of cosmetology offering an aesthetics curriculum shall also be equipped with adequate instructional floor space for aesthetics so as not to compromise or disrupt the teaching of cosmetology curriculum prescribed in Rule 0440-01-.03.
(9) Floor Plan
(a) A proposed floor plan must be submitted to and approved by the Board before:
1. Issuance of a license to operate a new school of cosmetology;
2. Issuance of a license to operate a school of cosmetology whose ownership has changed; or
3. Reissuance of a license to operate a relocated school of cosmetology.
(b) For all schools other than specialized schools as described in subparagraph (4)(c), below, the floor plan shall provide for, and the school shall contain, at least two thousand two hundred square feet (2200 sq. ft.) of instructional floor space, including an enclosed classroom for theory instruction.
(c) The floor plan for a specialized school solely offering a course of study in aesthetics, manicuring, or natural hair styling shall provide for, and the school shall contain, adequate floor space as determined by the Board.
(10) New School
(a) A new school shall be closed to the public for ninety (90) days after the issuance of its license unless the school has students enrolled with the required two hundred (200) or more hours to perform cosmetology services on the public.
(b) A branch school shall be considered a new school unless the school has students enrolled with the required two hundred (200) or more hours to perform cosmetology services on the public.
(c) If an existing school requires an expansion campus facility, the facility must be located within two (2) miles of the main campus.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-01-.01
Original rule certified June 10, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed February 23, 1983; effective March 25, 1983. Amendment filed August 5, 1986; effective September 19, 1986. Amendment filed August 21, 1987; effective October 5, 1987. Amendment filed January 13, 1989; effective February 27, 1989. Amendment filed August 17, 1992; effective October 1, 1992. Repeal and new rule filed July 10, 1997; effective September 23, 1997. Amendment filed May 25, 2004; effective August 8, 2004. Amendment filed May 2, 2008; effective July 16, 2008. Amendment filed September 2, 2015; effective December 1, 2015. Amendments filed December 12, 2017; effective March 12, 2018. Amendments filed March 15, 2021; effective 6/13/2021.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 62-4-105, 62-4-116, 62-4-117, 62-4-120, and 62-4-122.

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