(1) Every licensed
school of cosmetology shall maintain documentation of age and education in each
student's file, which evidences eligibility for enrollment under the terms of
(2) Every enrollment of a student in a school
of cosmetology shall be evidenced by a written enrollment agreement which
clearly details the rights and obligations of both parties.
The school shall:
(a) Furnish to the student an executed copy
of the enrollment agreement;
Maintain a copy of the agreement in the student's file; and
(c) Keep copies of all receipts and payments
the student has made or received in the student's files.
Every student enrollment agreement shall:
(a) Be signed and dated by the student and an
authorized representative of the school;
(b) Specify the number of clock hours in the
course of instruction and an approximate number of weeks or months required for
(c) Identify all costs
and charges which the student must bear;
(d) Indicate any grounds for termination of a
student by the school;
(e) State in
clear and understandable language the school's refund policy;
(f) List any special conditions or
requirements for graduation;
Contain an acknowledgment that the student has read and understands the
agreement before making any payment thereunder;
(h) Include the school's discrimination and
page numbers on each page and be initialed by the student on each
(j) Contain a clearly defined
policy on how the school will maintain sanitary code requirements and the
student's role in maintaining those requirements, which must be based on the
curriculum and industry practices; and
(k) Contain an initialed acknowledgement by
the student that the student has received a full and true copy of the student
enrollment agreement for their own personal records.
(5) For students enrolling in teaching
programs, the file shall contain documentation that the school notified the
enrollee in writing that an applicant for an instructor's license must have
been licensed for three (3) continuous years prior to applying for an
instructor's license, along with any other qualifications that the legislature
or the Board determines.
application information, including documentation and enrollment agreements
required under this rule, shall be included in the student's file and made
available for inspection by members or inspectors of the Board during business
(7) A student shall be
actively enrolled in a licensed school in order to participate in an
apprentice program must be completed within 150% of the time allowed for a
student to complete a course of study under the school's standard,
non-apprenticeship contract agreement.
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.
Repeal and new rule filed July 10, 1997; effective September 23, 1997.
Amendment filed September 2, 2015; effective December 1, 2015. Amendments filed
March 9, 2017; effective 6/7/2017.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
62-4-120, and 62-4-122.