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Title 26: Professions and Occupations

Chapter 6: BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS

26 V.S.A. § 281. Postsecondary school of barbering and cosmetology; certificate of approval



§ 281. Postsecondary school of barbering and cosmetology; certificate of approval

(a) No school of barbering or cosmetology shall be granted a certificate of approval unless the school:

(1) Is a postsecondary school operating a program of professional education.

(2) Employs and maintains a sufficient number of competent instructors and has apparatus and equipment sufficient for the proper and full teaching of all subjects of its curriculum.

(3) Maintains a daily record of the attendance of each student and regular class and instruction hours, establishes grades, and holds examinations before issuing diplomas.

(4) Requires a school term of training:

(A) in the case of a school of barbering, of not less than 1,000 hours for a complete course which includes all or the majority of the practices of barbering, and includes practical demonstrations and theoretical studies in sanitation, sterilization, the use of antiseptics, and electrical appliances, consistent with the practical and theoretical requirements applicable to barbering or any practice of barbering; and

(B) in the case of a school of cosmetology, requires a school term of training of not less than 1,500 hours for a complete course which includes all or the majority of the practices of cosmetology, and includes practical demonstrations and theoretical studies in sanitation, sterilization, the use of antiseptics, cosmetics, and electrical appliances, consistent with the practical and theoretical requirements applicable to cosmetology or any practice of cosmetology.

(b) Regional vocational centers may offer courses of instruction in barbering or cosmetology without a certificate of approval from the Board, and State correctional facilities may offer courses of instruction in barbering without a certificate of approval from the Board; however, credits for licensing will only be given for courses that meet the Board's standards for courses offered in postsecondary schools of barbering or cosmetology certified by the Board.

(c) A school of barbering or cosmetology shall not require, as a condition of training for licensure, that a person enter into a covenant not to compete with the training organization or an affiliate. (Added 1997, No. 40, § 16; amended 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2013, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 4.)