Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-01-.03 - CURRICULUM

Current through March 20, 2022

(1) "Apprenticeship student" means a student enrolled in a school participating in an apprenticeship program with the intention of completing the school's curriculum under that school's apprenticeship program.
(2) "Supervising licensed professional" means a licensee in the field of study of an enrolled apprenticeship student who is in responsible charge of supervising and accounting for that student's apprenticeship program creditable activities and providing the participating school with the student's apprenticeship activity record.
(3)
(a) 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.
(b) 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:
1. General.................150 clock hours/ 4.5 credit hours Sanitation and bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, state law, salon management, and ethics.
2. Chemical...................100 clock hours/ 3 credit hours Product knowledge, ingredients and usage of materials, manicuring and pedicuring, EPA and OSHA requirements.
3. 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.
(c) 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 law.
2. 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.
(d) 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:
1. General.................120 clock hours/ 3.6 credit hours Sanitation, sterilization, bacteriology, shampooing, draping, disorders of hair and scalp, state law and salon management.
2. 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.
(4) To the extent that the prescribed curricula for courses of instruction are substantially similar, the Board may allow general hours of credit accumulated by a student to be transferred from one course of instruction to another. A student shall be allowed to transfer hours only once.
(5) Any person 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:
(a) 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.
(6) 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 instruction.
(b) Any school 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 responsible charge.
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.
4. 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.
(c) 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 supervision.
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.
2. The 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 student candidate.
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 student.
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.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-01-.03
Original rule certified June 10, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed February 23, 1983; effective March 25, 1983. Amendment filed August 21, 1987; effective October 5, 1987. Amendment filed January 13, 1989; effective February 27, 1989. Repeal and new rule filed July 10, 1997; effective September 23, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed May 2, 2008; effective July 16, 2008. Amendment filed September 2, 2015; effective December 1, 2015. Amendments filed March 9, 2017; effective June 7, 2017. Amendments filed December 12, 2017; effective 3/12/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 62-4-105(e), 62-4-108, 62-4-110, and 62-4-120(k).

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