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Chapter 70-3 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT-CURRICULUM

Rule 70-3-.01 Barber School Equipment

(1) Each school desiring to teach barbering must provide the following minimum equipment:
(a) SCHOOL SIGNS: front entrance sign must clearly indicate type of school; exit sign;
(b) metal filing cabinets for school and student records;
(c) sufficient chalkboards;
(d) one (1) wet sterilizer for each work station;
(e) one (1) shampoo basin per work station;
(f) each kit must contain a fumigant;
(g) a minimum of seven (7) hair dryers for enrollment up to sixteen (16) students and one (1) additional dryer for each additional five (5) students;
(h) work stations with mirrors for each individual student;
(i) sufficient covered waste containers for soiled or disposable towels;
(j) labeled hazardous waste container for blood contaminated disposable utensils;
(k) sixteen (16) mannequins, one (1) for each additional five (5) students;
(l) one (1) dry sterilizer per four (4) stations;
(m) closed towel cabinets to adequately store clean linens;
(n) separate labeled closed towel container for bloody towels that shall be washed separately with no less than one half (1/2) cup bleach along with detergent per load;
(o) locker space for personal items must be furnished to each student;
(p) STUDENT SIGN: sign must be displayed reading "SERVICE BY STUDENTS ONLY";
(q) a sign prohibiting pets (except for guide and assistance dogs as permitted by Title 30 of the Georgia Code);
(r) school minimum floor space: 2,000 square feet;
(s) audio visual aids;
(t) ten towels per student; and
(u) first aid kit.
(2) All of the equipment provided for in Paragraph (1) must be standard Barber equipment and maintained in good, safe, working condition at all times.
(3) Schools existing prior to December 1, 1990, at a specific location shall not be required to meet the minimum floor space of 2,000 square feet as provided in paragraph (1) until such time the school changes location, however such schools are not exempt from all other requirements of this rule.

Rule 70-3-.02 Barber School Curriculum

The curriculum for students in a school of barbering for a complete course of at least nine (9) months, fifteen hundred (1500) hours for training shall be as follows:

(a) Each school or licensed instructor shall require each student to obtain 280 total hours of theory training in the following curriculum before the student is allowed to render clinical services.
1. Classroom Theory - 50 hours: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects related to barbering:
(i) chemistry (the basics of physical and chemical changes);
(ii) sanitation and sterilization;
(iii) hygiene and good grooming;
(iv) laws and rules.
2. Hair and Scalp Treatments, Shampooing, and Conditioning - 25 hours: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:
(i) hair analysis;
(ii) scalp condition;
(iii) treatments;
(iv) proper procedure of shampooing (towel application, draping);
(v) knowledge of shampoo formulas;
(vi) water temperatures.
3. Shaving - 25 hours:
(i) shaving (proper handling technique of straight razor learning the fourteen (14) stroke process).
4. Coloring of Hair -25 hours: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:
(i) bleaching;
(ii) high and low lighting;
(iii) permanent color;
(iv) semi permanent color; and
(v) temporary rinse.
5. Hair Cutting and Styling - 70 hours: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following:
(i) proper handling of implements (razor, shears, clippers, trimmers, edgers); and
(ii) 35 hours of training on mannequins.
6. Facial Hair Design & Waxing - 20 hours: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following:
(i) theory of facial massage;
(ii) equipment; and
(iii) facial treatments.
7. Permanent Waving, Relaxing, and Chemical Application - 65 Hours: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:
(i) the chemistry of permanent wave solution;
(ii) technique of placing wave rods on patron heads; and
(b) When a student has completed 280 hours in the above curriculum, the licensed instructor shall complete a statement to be directed to the Georgia State Board of Barbers, signed by the licensed instructor, and the student (and properly notarized) stating the student is now prepared to progress to the clinic floor to perform clinical services on patrons. After completion of the first 280 hours of training, the curriculum shall be as follows:
1. Theory - 200 hours;
2. Hairstyling techniques and cutting - 500 hours = 500 applications: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:
(i) proper handling of instruments;
(ii) improper handling of instruments;
(iii) training on mannequins and live models.
3. Shaving - 25 hours = 50 applications: Shall include instructions by a licensed instructor in the following:
(i) proper handling of instruments;
(ii) improper handling of instruments;
(iii) training on mannequins and live models.
4. Shampooing - 5 hours = 40 applications: Shall include instructions by a licensed instructor in the following:
(i) proper procedure of shampooing;
(ii) knowledge of shampoo formulas;
(iii) water temperature.
5. Facial Hair Design and Waxing - 10 hours = 30 applications:
6. Scalp Treatment Techniques - 10 hours: Shall include instructions by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:
(i) hair analysis;
(ii) scalp conditions;
(iii) treatments.
7. Permanent Waving, Relaxing and Chemical application - 270 hours = 66 applications: Shall include instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:
(i) the chemistry of cold wave solution relaxers and reaction;
(ii) techniques of placing cold wave rods on patron's head;
(iii) chemistry of color, technique of color and chemical action of hair color.
8. Additional instructions at the discretion of the instructor - 200 hours.

TOTAL HOURS: 1500

Rule 70-3-.03 Barber Instructor Training Curriculum

(1) Persons receiving instructor training in a barber school must spend all of their training time under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor and shall not be left in charge of students or school at any time without the direct supervision of a licensed instructor.
(2) Persons receiving instructor training are not permitted to perform clinical services on a patron for compensation, either by appointment or otherwise.
(3) Persons receiving instructor training shall be furnished a teacher training manual.
(4) The curriculum in a school of barbering for an instructor training course must include at least six months and 750 hours of training as follows:
(a) General Education 200 hours (Vocabulary Development):
1. Class instruction by a licensed instructor in the theory and all required subjects of barbering and hairstyling;
2. Georgia State Board of Barbers laws and rules and record keeping;
3. School Management;
4. Principals of Barbering and Hairstyling;
5. Human Relations/Motivation.
(b) Teaching Techniques - 250 hours:
1. Lesson plans and presentations - 50 hours;
2. Classroom supervision techniques - 50 hours;
3. Discipline styles - 50 hours;
4. Demonstrations and lecturing - 50 hours; and
5. Test Development - 50 hours.
(c) Practice Teaching/Instructions in Classroom Demonstration Techniques - 300 hours (to be completed on live models unless otherwise specified):
1. Haircutting and hair styles - 50 hour = minimum 50 haircuts;
2. Shampooing - 25 hours = minimum 100 shampoos;
3. Shaves 100 hours = minimum 50 shaves;
4. Facials 50 hours = minimum 50 facials;
5. Color - 15 hours = minimum 30 color treatments;
6. Permanent Waves and Chemicals 50 hours = minimum 16 chemical procedures;
7. Hairpieces - 10 hours = minimum 10 cutting and styling (live models or mannequins).
(5) The above 750 hours curriculum for a complete barber instructor training course shall be posted in all barber schools at all times.

Rule 70-3-.04 Curriculum Requirements for Master Cosmetologist to Become a Barber

In order to be licensed as a master barber, a person licensed as a master cosmetologist must meet all the requirements of O.C.G.A. § 43-10-9(h). Before taking the examination, a master cosmetologist must submit proof of successfully completing at least two months and 300 credit hours of training in a board approved barber school in the following subjects:

(a) Theory - 50 hours;
(b) Hairstyling techniques and clipper cutting - 115 hours = 230 applications;
(c) Shaving and trimming beards - 50 hours = 30 hours shaving=60 applications/20 trims = 60 applications;
(d) Facials - 10 hours = 20 applications;
(e) Additional Instructions - 75 hours.

TOTAL HOURS: 300

Rule 70-3-.05 Repealed