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§ 512. Requirements of a school of cosmetology

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: December 6, 2021

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 16. Beauty Culture (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 6, 2021
63 P.S. § 512
§ 512. Requirements of a school of cosmetology
(a) No school of cosmetology shall be granted a license or renewal of a license unless it shall:
(1) Enroll only those students who:
(i) Have completed an eighth grade education or the equivalent or, in lieu of such education or equivalent, have received training from or under the auspices of the Bureau of Rehabilitation in the Department of Labor and Industry.
(ii) Are of good moral character.
(iii) Are free from contagious or infectious disease.
(2) Employ and maintain a sufficient number of competent teachers, registered as such.
(3) Possess apparatus and equipment sufficient for the proper and full training for all subjects of its curriculum.
(4) Keep a daily record of the attendance of each student.
(5) Provide the board with a quarterly report regarding student hours on forms provided by the board.
(6) Maintain regular class and instruction hours.
(7) Establish grades and hold examinations before issuance of diplomas.
(8) Be managed on a day-to-day basis by a school supervisor designated by the owner of the school. That person's name shall be provided to the board and shall be on file as the responsible party at the school. The school's supervisor shall not be required to obtain a special license to supervise the school.
(b) Upon renewal of the license, the school owner shall supply an affidavit stating that, at the time of renewal, the school is in compliance with this act and the regulations promulgated under this act.
(b.1) No school of cosmetology shall be granted a license or renewal of a license unless it shall require:
(1) A day school term of training of not less than one thousand two hundred fifty hours within a period of not less than eight consecutive months or a night school term of training for a period of not less than fifteen consecutive months for a complete course, comprising all or a majority of the practices of cosmetology, as provided by this act. The hours of training required by this paragraph shall be accomplished within four consecutive years. A school of cosmetology may provide up to fifty percent of the school's curriculum through distance education. A student at a school of cosmetology may only earn training hours under this paragraph through distance education theory-based subjects. A school of cosmetology may not provide the school's curriculum through distance education for practical demonstrations. For the purpose of this section, distance education shall include curriculum provided by a school of cosmetology to a student who is at a location separate and apart from the school.
(2) Practical demonstrations and theoretical studies, and study in sanitation, sterilization and the use of antiseptics, cosmetics and electrical appliances consistent with the practical and theoretical requirements as applicable to cosmetology, nail technology, natural hair braiding or esthetics or any act or practice comprising cosmetology, nail technology, natural hair braiding or esthetics.
(3) A ratio of not less than one teacher for every twenty-five students.
(4) A separate curriculum of five hundred hours for individuals seeking to become teachers of cosmetology, nail technology or natural hair braiding. The curriculum shall include methods of teaching and principles of education. This paragraph shall not apply to teachers in public school programs of cosmetology who meet the standards established by the Department of Education for vocational education teachers in the public schools, and those teachers shall be deemed to have satisfied the educational requirements of this paragraph.
(c) No member of the board may inspect or be physically present during the original inspection of a cosmetology salon or a school of cosmetology.
(d) A school of cosmetology which offers a curriculum for the practice of natural hair braiding, nail technology or esthetics shall require the following with respect to hours of instruction:
(1) for natural hair braiding, students shall be required to complete a course of study of three hundred hours;
(2) for nail technology, students shall be required to complete a course of study of two hundred hours; and
(3) for esthetics, students shall be required to complete a course of study of three hundred hours.

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1933, May 3, P.L. 242, No. 86, § 6. Amended 1968, July 20, P.L. 442, No. 208, § 5, effective in 90 days; 1984, June 30, P.L. 479, No. 100, § 11, effective July 1, 1984; 2002, June 29, P.L. 645, No. 98, § 4, imd. effective; 2006, July 7, P.L. 704, No. 99, § 6.1, effective in 60 days [Sept. 5, 2006]; 2021, Oct. 7, P.L. 411, No. 77, § 1, effective in 60 days [Dec. 6, 2021].
63 P.S. § 512, PA ST 63 P.S. § 512
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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