W. Va. Code R. § 3-4-3 - Classroom and Equipment Standards for Schools of Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Nail Technology, Aesthetics and Barbering

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

3.1. Classrooms, Equipment - Each school shall have a minimum of two (2) rooms in use at all times. The school shall utilize a classroom for the teaching of theory, illustrations and lectures. The school shall also utilize a clinical room for clinical or demonstrative work. A school shall have the following equipment for the accommodation of each student enrolled. A school shall install additional equipment in proportion to any increase in enrollment.
3.1.a. One (1) blackboard or whiteboard, not less than 4 x 8 feet in sizefor all curriculums.
3.1.b.Dresserettes and mirrors, or combination work tables with hydraulic chairs for haircutting. There must be a work station table and chair for each student enrolled in school during practical instruction for cosmetology and hair styling.
3.1.c.One (1) shampoo bowlfor every four (4) students in cosmetology and hair styling, maximum of five (5).
3.1.d. One (1) hood hair dryerfor every ten (10) students in cosmetology and hair styling, maximum of ten (10).
3.1.e. One (1) facial chairfor every seven (7) students in cosmetology and one (1) facial chair for every two (2) students in aesthetics, maximum of three (3).
3.1.f. One (1) facial supply trayfor every student in cosmetology and aesthetics.
3.1.g. One (1)manicure tablefor every five (5) students in cosmetology and (1) manicure table for every two (2) students in nail technology, maximum of three (3).
3.1.h. Sufficient clean linen cabinet spacefor all curriculums.
3.1.i. One (1) dip (wet) disinfectant for each booth and work tablefor all curriculums.
3.1.j.Disinfectant, and sterilizing products sufficient to accommodate as many students as are engaged in clinical work at any one time.
3.1.k. Sufficient training aidsfor all curriculums.
3.1.l.One (1) hydraulicchairfor every student in cosmetology and hair styling during practical instruction.
3.1.m. Head mannequinsto be furnished by the school for each student, as part of akit for cosmetology, aesthetics and hair styling.
3.1.n.One (1)classroom chairfor every student (all curriculums) during practical instruction.
3.1.o.One (1)waste containerfor every two (2) students (all curriculums), maximum of ten (10).
3.1.p. One (1) large bulletin board conspicuously located for student permits, rules, regulations, notices, etc. (all curriculums).
3.1.q. One (1) set of books used solely for the records required by Section 7 of this rule (all curriculums).
3.2. General requirements for Schools of Cosmetology, Hair Styling, Nail Technology, Aestheticsand Barbering.
3.2.a. All schools shall provide and maintain adequate and sanitary facilities.
3.2.b. A school shall not permit any student to enter any class for study, or give credit for any work done in school, prior to the time his or her permit has been received from the Board.
3.2.c. Each school shall maintain a library of suitable reference books approved by the Board.
3.2.d. Each school shall hold regular classes for the teaching of both the theory and the practice of the profession being taught.
3.2.e. Schools shall not guarantee positions to students, nor guarantee financial aid to students for help in adequately equipping a beauty shop.
3.2.f. Schools are not limited to any particular system of teaching cosmetology, hair styling, nail technology or aesthetics.Students should be familiar with the various methods and practices in their profession and the different supplies and equipment used in the beauty industry.Each student must startstudies at the beginning of the chapter being taught.
3.2.g. Each school must have an admission office, properly equipped with a filing cabinet, etc., and maintain duplicate copies of records sent to the Board.
3.2.h. Each school shall advertise only under the designation of a "beauty school" and shall display conspicuously at the entrance to the school a sign in plain block, display lettering at least one (1) inch in height, to read as follows: "All Work Done By Students Only."
3.2.i. The school must display all service prices in the clinic area. The prices must be followed by the words, "Student Work", in lettering at least one half (1/2) the size of the lettering used to display the price.
3.2.j. During school hours instructors, as well as students, shall wear washable uniforms which must be kept clean and neat at all times. Instructors shall wear different uniforms from those worn by the students so they may be easily recognized.
3.2.k. All bottles and containers in use must be distinctly and correctly labeled, showing the use for which the contents are intended.
3.2.l.The school shall furnish the Board with a copy of the current school catalog, student handbook, anda copy of its boilerplate student contractsand provide the Board with a copy upon changes to the boilerplate contracts.At any time when changes are made in the catalog or student handbook, the school shall furnish the Board with a copy of the catalog or handbook prior to implementing the proposed change or revision.At a minimum, student catalogsshall consist of course outlines, a school grading policy, and class schedules. Student handbooks shall consist of at least a student attendance policy, student expectations, and school responsibilities.
3.2.m. Schools shall provide theory and instructor-led demonstrations on subject matters prior to a student performing the subject matter on a customer.
3.2.n. Students shall not be charged for products used to provide a service in the school when performed for training purposes or on a paying customer. This no charge requirement is when the student uses an acceptable amount of the product.
3.2.o. Schools shall furnish students with, disinfection and sterilization products of adequate strength at all times.
3.2.p. Cosmetologyand hair stylingstudents shall be taught how to use clippers and have access to clippers while on the clinic floor.
3.2.q.Schools shall follow the approved catalog, student handbook, and student contract.
3.2.r. Each student shall periodically be tested on components of the curriculum as part of regular course study. Students shall receive official school reports on their progress and standing in classroom theory and practical instruction and clinical work at least on a quarterly basis.


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