Section .0700 - School Licensure, Operations, Closing and
21 NCAC 14T .0701 School Operations/Licensure
(a) No individual shall be given credit for any hours
earned in a cosmetic art school before the date the school is granted a
license, before the student is enrolled, or after graduation or withdrawal of
the student without a new enrollment.
(b) All Cosmetic Art schools shall submit hours of
operation per cosmetic art discipline to the Board. Any changes to the hours of
operation shall be submitted to the Board. A school will be considered open by
the Board when cosmetic art instruction, services, or performances are
(c) Students may be required to clean and disinfect work
areas, reception areas, implements, and the dispensary. Students shall not be
required to perform regular maintenance.
(d) All cosmetic art schools shall adhere to all Board
sanitation regulations located in 21 NCAC 14H Sanitation.
(e) Cosmetic art schools may permit students to leave the
cosmetic art school during instructional time to visit on campus libraries and
other educational resource rooms such as computer labs for research and study
under the supervision of a cosmetic art instructor.
(f) Cosmetic art schools shall use the following grading
scale as a minimum for passing grades:
Grade F (Fail)
(g) Cosmetic art schools shall not graduate any student who
has not met the minimum school and Board requirements for graduation.
(h) Examinations shall be administered in all subjects of
the cosmetic art curriculum.
(i) Students present at school shall be supervised by a
cosmetic art teacher at all times. If a guest lecturer is leading a class, at
least one cosmetic art teacher must be present in the lecture.
(j) All cosmetic art schools shall provide:
(1) One teacher for every 25 students enrolled
in the beginner department;
(2) One teacher for every 20 students during
practical work on live models in the advanced department; and
(3) Cosmetic art teachers at a ratio of 1:25
teacher to teacher trainees; or
(A) one teacher and up to 25 beginner cosmetic art
students and 5 teacher trainees; or
(B) one teacher and up to 20 cosmetic art students in
practice on the clinic floor and 5 teacher trainees.
(k) In theory classes, the teacher-student ratio may exceed
the ratios established in this Rule.
(l) The teacher student ratios established in this Rule
shall be adhered to when schools are in operation.
(m) A teacher may administer instruction to up to 10
students enrolled in beginner and advanced departments at the same time. A
teacher shall not administer instruction to more than 10 students enrolled in
beginner and advanced departments at the same time.
(n) At no time can any one teacher be simultaneously
responsible for students in a theory class and students in practice on the
(o) In cases of change in teaching staff, the school shall
notify the Board of the change in writing prior to beginning instruction. A
change in teaching staff includes any substitution for the regularly scheduled
teacher and any change, scheduled or otherwise, in the list of teachers last
given to the Board.
(1) All courses in a cosmetic art school shall
be taught by a licensed cosmetology teacher, except as follows:
(A) manicuring courses may be taught by either a
licensed cosmetology teacher or a licensed manicurist teacher;
(B) natural hair care courses may be taught by either a
licensed cosmetology teacher or a licensed natural hair care teacher;
(C) esthetics courses may be taught by either a licensed
cosmetology teacher or a licensed esthetician teacher.
(2) A licensed cosmetologist not licensed as a
cosmetology teacher may substitute for a cosmetology, esthetician, natural hair
care or manicurist teacher; a licensed manicurist not licensed as a manicurist
teacher may substitute for a manicurist teacher; a licensed natural hair care
specialist not licensed as a natural hair care teacher may substitute for a
natural hair care teacher; and a licensed esthetician not licensed as an
esthetician teacher may substitute for an esthetician teacher.
(p) In no event may any cosmetic art licensee substitution
last for more than 15 consecutive working days per year per teacher. If any
teacher substitution is 16 consecutive days or longer, the school shall provide
a new cosmetic art teacher.
(q) Enrolled students may earn a maximum of 10 hours per
day per discipline of cosmetic art and a maximum of 48 hours per week per
discipline. A student enrolled in more than one cosmetic art discipline may
not earn hours or complete performances concurrently.
(r) A cosmetic art student must complete at least 1/3 of
the minimum required hours in the cosmetic art school certifying his or her
application for the state board examination.
(s) Upon written petition by the student and the school,
the Board shall make an exception to the requirements set forth in Paragraph
(r) of this Rule if the student shows that circumstances beyond the student's
control prohibited him or her from completing a minimum of 1/3 hours at the
school certifying his or her application.
(t) The Board shall certify student hours for any North
Carolina cosmetic art school that is closed. The Board shall not certify
student hours between any North Carolina open cosmetic art schools. The Board
shall certify student hours earned at North Carolina cosmetic art schools to
other state boards and schools open outside of the state of North Carolina as
set forth in Rule .0502 of this Subchapter.
History Note: Authority G.S. 88B-2; 88B-4; 88B-16;
Eff. February 1, 2012;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2014; June 1, 2013; October 1, 2012