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Chapter 70-2 REQUIREMENTS

Rule 70-2-.01 Application for School License

Any person desiring to operate a barber school or college in the State of Georgia is required to make application for a license to operate the school, using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Barbers, and show by such application that applicant has met all the requirements of the law and requirements of the Board. When such application is properly filled out and returned to the Board it must be accompanied by the following:

(a) Three (3) character references for the persons interested in operating such school;
(b) A floor plan of the proposed premises drawn to approximate scale showing the arrangement of classrooms, locker spaces, separate restroom facilities for male and female students, approximate placing of equipment, the entrances and exits, ventilation and lighting and adequacy of floor spaces;
(c) List of various items of equipment to be used;
(d) Satisfactory evidence of proper provisions for duly licensed teachers;
(e) Required fee.

Rule 70-2-.02 Required Inspections and Licensing

(1) Upon receipt of a complete barber school application, a preliminary inspection of the proposed facility shall be conducted by an inspector for the board and/or a board member.
(2) After applicant has met all Board requirements for facility, equipment, and consumable supplies, a final inspection shall be conducted by an inspector for the Board and/or a Board member. Upon approval by the Board, the license shall be issued to operate a school of barbering. The license shall be retained and renewed only as long as the school continues to meet all of the requirements of the current laws and Board rules. Such licenses are not transferable from person to person.
(3) The Board shall have a reasonable period of time to process any application in order to carry out an investigation for verification of any or all facts stated therein and conduct inspections.

Rule 70-2-.03 License to Operate a School, Ownership, or Relocation

(1) A license to operate a school carries with it the approval of the Georgia State Board of Barbers and is valid only for the owner or owners specified on the application for school license. Any request for expansion, change of school's owner, or re-location must comply with statutory and regulatory provisions applicable to new schools.
(2) Any person, firm, corporation or establishment which accepts, directly or indirectly, compensation for teaching more than one person will be classified as a school and will be required to comply with all the provisions of the Georgia law and Board rules.
(3) Any person, firm, corporation or establishment licensed hereunder shall furnish to the Georgia State Board of Barbers a copy of the school policies and procedures at the time of application for a school license, and in the event any such policies and procedures are thereafter changed, a copy of same shall be filed with the Board.
(4) Each school is required to notify the Board within ten (10) days in writing of any change in its supervising instructor or instructors.
(5) Schools shall be required to supply each student with a basic kit containing sufficient implements for the learning of barbering, as listed below. Schools are required to comply with all sanitation rules adopted by this Board and shall instruct the students in the importance of complying with all sanitation/disinfection rules of this Board.
(a) The basic kit for barber students shall contain
1. Basic combs;
2. Brushes;
3. Shears and thinning shears;
4. Straight razor;
5. Hone, strap;
6. Mug and brush or shaving cream;
7. Clippers, guards, trimmers;
8. Dusting brush;
9. Neck strips;
10. Hair cloth and clip;
11. Standard textbook;
12. One (1) workbook;
13. Blow dryer and styling brush;
14. Tweezers;
15. Fumigant for each kit; and
16. Shampoo cape.
(6) All schools of barbering shall maintain a library which includes at least one copy of each of the following: medical dictionary, book on first aid, history book on hair styles, book on basic nutrition and basic hormones, book on theory and practices of barbering, book on theory and practice of esthetics, book on personality and charm, book on primary art, sketching, etc. and at least one book on business management.
(7) All schools must be properly lighted and well ventilated.
(8) All schools must maintain a supply of clean sanitary drinking water, and must provide separate dressing rooms and toilet facilities for male and female students, and provide sufficient barber equipment for the number of students enrolled.
(9) All schools must post the Georgia State Board of Barbers laws and rules in a public place in each school.
(10) When and if the school's enrollment increases beyond the capacity of properly caring for the original sixteen (16) students as to classroom, lockers, equipment and floor space, the school shall, for the purpose of good student training, public protection and safety, enlarge such school and increase the number of instructors to meet the need of the number of students enrolled.
(11) A weekly work sheet signed in black ink and/or electronic signature by the student and the instructor shall be kept for each student indicating the number of hours of training each subject and shall be subject to inspection by the Board at all times.
(12) Progress Reports on students' attendance and grades shall be maintained on school premises by the school as part of the permanent record for each student for a period of five (5) years. Student progress and attendance reports shall be current at all times available for review by the Board and submitted by the school to the Georgia State Board of Barbers each January 1, April 1 and September 1. Upon a student's completion/termination of student training or withdrawal from school, the school shall provide to the student and the Board a notarized transcript of the total compilation of hours obtained to date.
(13) When closing a barbering school, the Board shall be notified in writing of the closure and notarized transcripts of all student records shall be released to the Board and the student no later than 30 days prior to the closure date.

Rule 70-2-.04 Application for Instructor License

(1) Except as provided in Paragraph (2), any person desiring to instruct in a barber school is required to make application for a license using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Barbers and show by such application that the applicant has met all the requirements of law and the requirements of the Board. When such application is properly made to the Board, it must be accompanied by the following:
(a) Proof of high school graduation or its equivalent;
(b) An official transcript of 750 hours of instructor training from a Board approved school of barbering;
(c) Evidence of satisfactory passage of a written and practical examination approved by the Board; and
(d) Required fee.
(2) Any person certified by the Department of Education to teach barbering in the public schools may obtain a license to teach barbering without meeting the requirements of Paragraph (1) if that person makes application for a license using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Barbers and shows by such application that the applicant has met all the applicable requirements of law and the requirements of the Board. When such application is properly filled out and returned to the Board, it must be accompanied by the following:
(a) Certification from the Georgia State Department of Education of completion of the three-year teacher's training program;
(b) Certification indicating completion of 1500 credit hours from a Board approved school of barbering;
(c) Evidence of a current Georgia barber license;
(d) Evidence of satisfactory passage of an examination prepared or approved by the Board; and
(e) Required fee.

Rule 70-2-.05 Application for Barber License

Any person desiring to practice barbering as a barber in the State of Georgia is required to make application for a license, using the forms furnished by the Georgia State Board of Barbers and show by such application that applicant has met all the requirements of the law and Board rules. When such application is properly filled out and returned to the Board, it shall be accompanied by the following:

(a) Proof of passing a written and practical examination from Board's designated agent;
(b) Applicants desiring assistance due to reading disabilities shall submit the following:
1. Medical documentation or educational documentation from the appropriate educational counselor or advisor if reading assistance is requested. The request for reading assistance must accompany the original application. No foreign language translators will be allowed or furnished.
(c) Required fee.
(d) Any other information requested by the Board required for licensure by law or rule.

Rule 70-2-.06 Reserved

Rule 70-2-.07 Application for Apprentice License

(1) Any person desiring to train as an apprentice in a barber shop must make application with the Georgia State Board of Barbers, and must be under the direct supervision of a licensed barber who holds a current Georgia license and has been licensed at least 18 months.
(2) Apprentice hours are accumulated according to the actual number of hours of performance and training in the shop after being registered with the Board as an apprentice. It is the responsibility of the supervising barber, to keep an accurate record of the apprentice hours. The supervising barber shall submit to the Board quarterly reports of hours accumulated by the apprentice. Credit WILL NOT be allowed for any hours received prior to registering with the Board.
(3) Apprentice training must be a minimum of 18 months and 3,000 clock hours.
(4) Each time the apprentice changes his/her master barber (supervisor) or shop, a new application must be filed with the Board office. Ex-supervising barber must notify Board that this apprentice is not training under them, and submit a notarized transcript of total hours accumulated by apprentice to the Board and the apprentice within thirty (3) days of termination of the apprenticeship. Master barbers must maintain apprentice records for a period of at least five (5) years.
(5) The maximum time for holding an apprentice license is four (4) years.
(6) Apprentices must be provided with textbook and necessary equipment by the supervising barber to study the occupation of barbering. Such equipment shall include ten (10) towels per apprentice.
(7) Apprentice training shall include the curriculum required for students of barber schools. The hours required for students will be doubled for apprentices.
(8) Student and apprentice hours under no circumstances can be combined.
(9) A weekly work sheet signed in black ink and/or electronic signature by the apprentice and supervising licensee shall be kept for the apprentice indicating the number of hours of training in each subject and shall be subject to review by the Board and/or its representatives at all times.
(10) Progress reports on apprentices' hours of performance and training in the shop shall be submitted to the Board by the supervising licensee on January 1, April 1, and September 1.

Rule 70-2-.08 Application for Barber Shop License

(1) Any person or persons desiring to operate a barber shop must make application for a license using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Barbers and must meet all the requirements of the law and Board rules.
(2) All shops must be registered with the Board prior to its opening. Business names of shops may not contain terms which would tend to mislead the public as to operation of barber establishment.
(3) Shop license must be displayed in a public place in the registered shop.
(4) Shops must comply with sanitation rules, health and disinfectants in Chapter 70-6 of the Rules of Georgia State Board of Barbers.
(5) Sanitation/disinfection rules and regulations governing barber shops in the State of Georgia must be posted in a public place in the shop so as to be easily read by customers.

Rule 70-2-.09 Application for Licensure by Endorsement/Reciprocity

Any person desiring to register to engage in the occupation of barbering may be issued a license to practice barbering under this chapter by endorsement without examination, where persons have been licensed under similar laws of another state, if in the opinion of the Board, the standards and qualifications for licensure are comparable to those in this state for the barber license. Applicant must furnish the following:

(a) An application for a license using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Barbers;
(b) Copy of verification/certification of license in State reciprocating from; and
(c) Required fee.

Rule 70-2-.10 Cross-Over Licensing

Any person holding a current Georgia Master cosmetologist license desiring to make application for a barber license, may do so by using the form furnished by the Georgia State Board of Barbers. When such application is properly filled out and returned to the Board, it must be accompanied by the following:

(a) Copy of current master cosmetology license;
(b) Certification of the completion of the required 300 hour cross-over curriculum from a Board approved Barber school;
(c) Required fee; and
(d) Evidence of satisfactory passage of a written and practical examination approved by the Board.

Rule 70-2-.11 Posting of Licenses, Laws and Rules, and Inspection Reports in Schools

(1) All Master licenses and Barber Instructor(s) licenses or current online verifications of license issued to licensees by the Georgia State Board of Barbers must be posted in a prominent place for public view on school premises.
(2) Each Barber School shall post in a prominent place for public view the current school license issued to them by the Georgia State Board of Barbers.
(3) Each Barber School shall post the most recent inspection report in a prominent place for public view.
(4) Each Barber School shall post in a prominent place for public view the Barber Sanitation/Disinfection Regulations governing barber shops and colleges in the State of Georgia.
(5) Each Barber School shall make available a current copy of the laws and rules of the Georgia State Board of Barbers in an open area.