Every school of
(a) Publish readily
available and clearly expressed admission policies and requirements;
(b) Provide to prospective students (before
enrollment) published materials which explain requirements for licensure as a
cosmetologist, manicurist, instructor, natural hair stylist, or aesthetician in
the State of Tennessee; however, if a school is licensed to provide instruction
solely in natural hair styling, manicuring or aesthetics, the school shall only
be responsible for providing documentation relative to licensure in the field
in which the school provides instruction;
(c) Give a receipt to any student from whom
money is collected by authorized school personnel;
(d) Submit to the office of the Board, on the
prescribed form, a monthly progress report on each student enrolled. The
monthly reports must be received no later than the tenth (10th) of each month
for the previous month's hours of instruction. If reports are not submitted by
this date, a penalty set by the Board will be issued for violation of this
(e) Teach a minimum ten
percent (10%) of theory hours each week in each curriculum offered in a school.
This requirement does not apply to students enrolled in an apprenticeship
program authorized by this chapter.
Applications to operate New Schools: Any
person seeking licensure of a new school shall first pay the fee for licensure
and submit to the board the following:
copy of the school's curriculum to be deemed acceptable by the board;
(b) A sample copy of the school's catalog,
brochure, enrollment agreement, and cancellation and refund policies;
(c) A backup method for logging hours that
have been earned by students; and
(d) A plan to keep all part-time and
full-time student files separate.
Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds
(a) The school shall maintain documentation
that the refunds owed to students are issued within 45 days of the last day of
the student's attendance.
school shall have a written policy that clearly defines how the school
determines whether or not credit hours will be accepted from another
institution. This policy shall apply to all students. Nothing in this rule
shall require a school to accept credit hours from another institution except
as provided in the school's policy.
(c) The school shall provide each student
with a written policy of a teach-out program, or outline the student's options
in the event the school closes for an extended period of time, such as by way
of license revocation, natural disaster, or other unforeseen consequences.
Schools are encouraged to partner with neighboring institutions to achieve the
best outcome for students.
(4) The school shall keep a copy of all
tests, evaluations, or progress reports in the student's file. The student must
initial any evaluation or progress reports.
(5) Upon yearly renewal of license to operate
the school shall submit a Board approved form disclosing changes to student
enrollment agreements, or other school changes affecting students.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
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. Amendment filed May 25,
2004; effective August 8, 2004. Amendment filed September 2, 2015; effective
December 1, 2015. Amendments filed March 9, 2017; effective June 7, 2017.
Amendments filed December 12, 2017; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 62-4-105(e),
62-4-120, and 62-4-122.