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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 41. Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Chapter 70. Esthetics Regulations
6/24/2019

18VAC41-70-180. General Requirements.

An esthetics school shall:

1. Hold a school license for each and every location.

2. Hold a spa license if the school receives compensation for services provided in its clinic.

3. For esthetics courses, employ a staff of licensed and certified esthetics instructors or licensed and certified master esthetics instructors.

4. For master esthetics courses, employ a staff of licensed and certified master esthetics instructors.

5. Develop individuals for entry-level competency in esthetics.

6. Submit its curricula for board approval. Esthetician curricula shall be based on a minimum of 600 clock or equivalent credit hours and shall include performances in accordance with 18VAC41-70-190. Master esthetician curricula shall be based on a minimum of 600 clock or equivalent credit hours and shall include performances in accordance with 18VAC41-70-190 C. All changes to curricula must be resubmitted and approved by the board.

7. Inform the public that all services are performed by students if the school receives compensation for services provided in its clinic by posting a notice in the reception area of the spa in plain view of the public.

8. Conduct classroom instruction in an area separate from the clinic area where practical instruction is conducted and services are provided.

9. Complete practical instruction in the school's clinic area.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 23, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 08, February 1, 2017.

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