The fifteen hundred (1,500) clock hours/
45 credit hours of instruction required of applicants for a license to practice
cosmetology shall be apportioned as follows:
1. General..................300 clock hours/
9 credit hours Sterilization, sanitation and bacteriology, anatomy and
physiology, shop ethics, personality and salesmanship, state law.
2. Chemical...................600 clock
hours/ 18 credit hours Permanent waves, hair relaxer, hair coloring, bleaching
and toning, sculptured nails, hair structure and chemistry.
3. Physical....................600 clock
hours/ 18 credit hours Shampooing and rinses, hair and scalp care, hair
shaping, hairdressing and styling, facials, arching, lash and brow tinting,
manicures and pedicures.
The six hundred (600) clock hours/ 18
credit hours of instruction required of an applicant for a license to practice
manicuring shall be apportioned as follows:
General.................150 clock hours/ 4.5 credit hours Sanitation and
bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, state law, salon management, and
Chemical...................100 clock hours/ 3 credit hours Product knowledge,
ingredients and usage of materials, manicuring and pedicuring, EPA and OSHA
Physical....................350 clock hours/ 10.5 credit hours Massage,
manicuring, pedicuring, nail care, nail artistry, nail wraps, sculptured nails,
nail tips, gel nails, and nail safety.
The seven hundred and fifty (750) clock
hours/ 22.5 credit hours of instruction required of an applicant for a license
to practice aesthetics shall be apportioned as follows:
1. General.................150 clock hours/
4.5 credit hours Sterilization, sanitation and bacteriology, professional
ethics, personality, salesmanship, anatomy and physiology, and state
Chemical..................150 clock hours/ 4.5 credit hours Skin conditions and
disorders, nutrition, aging factors, product ingredients and usage, waxing,
lash and brow tinting, OSHA and EPA requirements.
3. Physical...................450 clock
hours/ 13.5 credit hours Massage movements and manipulations, masks and packs,
facial treatments with and without the use of machines, skin analysis and
consultation, application of all products and machines, color psychology,
make-up and corrective make-up arching.
The three hundred (300) clock hours/ 9
credit hours of instruction required of an applicant for a natural hair stylist
license shall be apportioned as follows:
General.................120 clock hours/ 3.6 credit hours Sanitation,
sterilization, bacteriology, shampooing, draping, disorders of hair and scalp,
state law and salon management.
Physical............... ..... ..180 clock hours/ 5.4 credit hours Twisting,
wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, braiding and natural hair styling, by
hand or mechanical appliances.
(e) The three hundred (300) clock hours/ 9
credit hours of instruction required of applicants for an instructor's license
shall include no less than a total of one hundred (100) clock hours/ 3 credit
hours in lesson planning and motivation.
holding a valid Tennessee Master Barber certificate of registration may appear
before the board and request to sit for the Cosmetology Exam. The board may
approve the applicant to test if they:
Complete three hundred (300) cosmetology school hours at a licensed cosmetology
school learning the fundamentals of cosmetology technique and pedicuring. This
student will be given credit for the remaining twelve hundred (1200) hours
required to obtain a Tennessee cosmetology license upon finishing the required
300 hours in a cosmetology school; or
(b) Held a master barber certificate of
registration in Tennessee or another jurisdiction with reciprocity with
Tennessee for five (5) continuous years.
Notwithstanding any provision to the
contrary, any school operated under the Tennessee Cosmetology Act of 1986 may
develop courses of instruction and practice incorporating an apprenticeship
curriculum, which allows an applicant to obtain fifty percent (50%) of the
required hours for a specific license through classroom instruction and fifty
percent (50%) of the required hours under the direct supervision and
responsible charge of a licensed professional who meets the requirements set
forth in this rule. Supervised apprenticeship hours may not be used for credit
for more than fifty percent (50%) of the required hours in any instruction
subcategory (General, Chemical or Physical).
(a) For purposes of this rule, "supervising
licensed professional" shall identify a licensed professional in supervision of
a student enrolled in an apprenticeship program curriculum, approved by the
Board, and responsible for all aspects of that student's apprenticeship
offering an apprenticeship curriculum shall maintain a record of all hours
completed under the apprenticeship program, including classroom hours, for
which credit is awarded in a student's academic file. This record shall include
the number of hours completed under direct supervision and responsible charge,
the dates these hours were earned, the license number of the professional in
responsible charge of instruction who directly supervised the student and the
signatures of both the student and the supervising licensed professional in
1. The required records
shall be maintained in the student's file and made available for inspection
during the student's academic career, shall be maintained for a period of not
less than seven (7) years after a student is no longer attending the school
providing the apprenticeship curriculum, and shall be made available to the
Board immediately upon request during this time.
2. A daily log accounting for all
apprenticeship hours awarded under this chapter by any school offering an
apprenticeship curriculum shall be maintained by the school and updated
monthly. This log shall be made available for inspection at any time.
3. The supervising licensed professional
shall submit the daily log to the school providing the apprenticeship
curriculum no later than the close of business of the first (1st) day of the
month for the previous month.
Should an apprentice change salon, shop, establishment, or supervising licensed
professional, a notarized transcript of the total hours accumulated shall be
signed by the salon, shop, or establishment owner or manager along with the
supervising licensed professional and submitted to the approving school within
ten (10) days of the change.
Any supervising licensed professional in
responsible charge as provided in this rule shall have at least ten (10) years
of experience as a licensed professional in the field of study in which the
supervision is provided and hold a current, valid Tennessee license issued by
the Board in the field in which supervision is provided. The supervising
licensed professional's license must be current at all times while providing
1. A participating school shall
be responsible for confirming a supervising licensed professional's
qualifications to be placed in responsible charge of an apprenticeship student
as provided by this rule.
participating school providing hours for supervised apprenticeship credit shall
maintain documented proof of a supervising licensed professional's experience
and a copy of the supervising licensed professional's current, valid Tennessee
license. This documentation shall be maintained for a minimum of seven (7)
years following the date that the supervising licensed professional last
provided supervision for that school.
3. Apprenticeship experience earned in any
jurisdiction other than Tennessee may be considered for purposes of complying
with this rule provided that the supervising licensed professional was
appropriately licensed in that jurisdiction at all times when responsible
charge was provided for the purpose of earning credit. Proof of the supervising
licensed professional's credentials must be provided by the transferring
4. The owner of
the salon, shop, or establishment providing the student an apprenticeship shall
provide the school a written acknowledgement accepting the student.
5. Each supervising licensed professional
shall be the responsible charge of no more than one apprenticeship
6. Any salon, shop or
establishment participating in an apprenticeship program shall provide a work
station for the apprentice student.
7. The supervising licensed professional must
notify the approving school that the apprentice is no longer under his or her
supervision within ten (10) days of termination of the apprenticeship and
submit a transcript of all hours completed.
(d) No participating school shall allow any
person not appropriately licensed to provide any supervision for purposes of
this rule, nor shall any participating school allow credit for hours under the
supervision of unlicensed persons.