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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 41. Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Chapter 70. Esthetics Regulations
12/15/2019

18VAC41-70-40. Examination Requirements and Fees.

A. Applicants for initial licensure shall pass both a written examination and a practical examination approved by the board. The examinations may be administered by the board or by a designated testing service.

B. Any applicant who passes one part of the examination shall not be required to take that part again provided both parts are passed within one year of the initial examination date.

C. Any candidate failing to appear as scheduled for examination shall forfeit the examination fee.

D. The fee for examination or reexamination is subject to contracted charges to the board by an outside vendor. These contracts are competitively negotiated and bargained for in compliance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (§ 2.2-4300 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). Fees may be adjusted and charged to the candidate in accordance with these contracts. The fee shall not exceed $225 per candidate.

E. Any candidate failing to apply for initial licensure within five years of passing both a written examination and a practical examination shall be required to retake both portions. Records of examinations shall be maintained for a maximum of five years.

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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