††††† RELATES TO: KRS 317A.010, 317A.020, 317A.050, 317A.100, 317B.025
††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 317A.050, 317A.060, 317B.020
††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 317A.060(2)(f) and 317B.020(3)(j) require the board to promulgate administrative regulations regarding examinations of applicants for licenses in cosmetology, nail technology, and esthetics. This administration regulation establishes the procedure and qualifications for these examinations.
††††† Section 1. (1) A graduate of any school of cosmetology licensed by this board shall not be accepted for apprentice examination if the person has not registered with the board at least ten (10) months prior to the examination.
††††† (2) A graduate nail technician shall not be accepted for examination if the person has not registered with the board at least seventy-five (75) days prior to examination.
††††† (3) A graduate esthetician shall not be accepted for examination if the person has not registered with the board at least six (6) months and two (2) weeks prior to examination.
††††† Section 2. An applicant for licensure who completed hours in another state shall submit a certification from the state board or agency of the state in which the hours were obtained.
††††† Section 3.(1) A student, apprentice cosmetologist, nail technician, or esthetician shall not be permitted to take the board's examination if the personís completed application has not reached the office of the board at least ten (10) working days prior to the beginning date of the examination.
††††† (2) The application required by subsection (1) of this section shall be the:
††††† (a) Apprentice Cosmetologist Application for Examination;
††††† (b) Manicurist/Nail Technician Application for Examination;
††††† (c) Esthetician Application for Examination;
††††† (d) Out of State Application; or
††††† (e) Cosmetologist Application.
††††† Section 4. (1) The board's examination shall be given only to an applicant who has been notified to appear for the examination and who is wearing a professional clean, washable uniform, and who has with him or her instruments and all supplies needed to be used in the giving of the practical examination.
††††† (2) A professional uniform shall be considered a lab jacket or smock over clothing.
††††† (3) Bibs, aprons, shorts, or denim jeans shall not be allowed.
††††† Section 5.(1) The examination shall consist of both a written test and practical demonstration in subjects from the curriculum as specified in 201 KAR 12:082 and 201 KAR 12:088.
††††† (2) The practical demonstration shall be performed on a:
††††† (a) Mannequin head and hand for the cosmetology practical examination;
††††† (b) Mannequin head for the esthetician practical examination; or
††††† (c) Mannequin hand for the nail technician practical examination.
††††† (3) Any mannequin head or hand needed for an examination shall be provided by the applicant.
††††† Section 6. (1)(a) An average grade of seventy (70) percent in theory and practical demonstration shall be required as a passing grade on the board's apprentice cosmetologist, nail technician, or esthetician examination.
††††† (b) A license shall not be issued to an applicant, not including an instructor, with a grade below seventy (70) percent in any subject. An applicant shall submit to reexamination on subjects not successfully completed.
††††† (2)(a) An instructor's license shall not be issued to any applicant receiving a grade below eighty (80) percent on written and eighty-five (85) percent on practical.
††††† (b) An applicant shall submit to reexamination on subjects not successfully completed.
††††† Section 7. A student who practices cosmetology, nail technology, or esthetics in a beauty salon prior to the examination given by the board shall be ineligible to take the examination pending a hearing before the board.
††††† Section 8. A bulletin board shall be provided by a school and the examination schedule shall be conspicuously displayed thereon at all times.
††††† Section 9.(1) An applicant successfully completing the state board examinations shall buy his or her license within thirty (30) days following the examination.
††††† (2) Failure to purchase the license as required by subsection (1) of this section shall require the paying of the appropriate restoration fee as required by:
††††† (a) 201 KAR 12:260; or
††††† (b) 201 KAR 12:220(4) for an esthetics license.
††††† (3) An applicant who does not purchase a license after one (1) year of passing the examination shall retake the examination and pay the appropriate examination fee, if the applicant wants to be licensed.
††††† Section 10. The fee accompanying an application shall not be refunded unless the application is rejected by the board.
††††† Section 11. Any applicant who:
††††† (1) Fails the state board examinations may be rescheduled for examination during any examination period if all qualifications are met; or
††††† (2) Is caught cheating or impersonating another shall not be rescheduled for examination for six (6) months, plus any additional amount of time until the next examination is scheduled following the six (6) month period.
††††† Section 12. (1) Except as provided by subsections (2) or (3) of this section, any applicant who fails to report for examination on the date for which the applicant was notified shall submit an examination application and pay the examination fee as required by 201 KAR 12:260 prior to being rescheduled for examination.
††††† (2) The board shall waive the examination fee with sufficient proof of the following circumstances:
††††† (a) Illness or medical condition of the applicant that prohibits the applicant from reporting to the examination; or
††††† (b) Death, illness, or medical condition in the applicant's immediate family that prohibits the applicant from reporting to the examination.
††††† Section 13. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:
††††† (a) "Apprentice Cosmetologist Application for Examination", June 30, 3006;
††††† (b) "Manicurist/Nail Technician Application for Examination", June 30, 2006;
††††† (c) "Esthetician Application for Examination", June 30, 2006;
††††† (d) "Out of State Application", January 30, 2013; and
††††† (e) "Cosmetologist Application", January 30, 2013.
††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, 111 St. James Court, Suite A, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (KBHC:Sch:Exam. 1-2; 1 Ky.R. 720; eff. 5-14-75; Am. 5 Ky.R. 542; eff. 3-7-79; 7 Ky.R. 481; 639; eff. 2-4-81; 11 Ky.R. 1438; eff. 5-14-85; 16 Ky.R. 1599; eff. 4-12-90; 30 Ky.R. 953; 1905; eff. 2-16-2004; 32 Ky.R. 2066; 33 Ky.R. 381; eff. 9-1-06; 40 Ky.R. 367; 1023; eff. 12-6-2013.)