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65-1903. Schools; licensure and fees; courses of instruction; instructor's license; instructor-in-training permit. (a) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of cosmetology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of the profession of cosmetology.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for the proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the expiration date of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(G) Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person who is a licensed electrologist, while acting as owner and manager of the person's clinic or establishment, from teaching electrology in the regular course of the person's business, but at no time shall any clinic or establishment have more than one apprentice or charge tuition for its teaching services.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (a) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Before July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students. On and after July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every 25 students in the instructional classroom.

(C) One instructor in training shall count as an instructor toward to the required ratio of instructors to students.

(D) (1) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of cosmetology.

(2) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 1,500 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(3) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(4) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(5) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(6) Each licensed school of cosmetology shall cover a period of not less than nine nor more than 12 months of training for full-time students.

(E) (1) In addition, the school may provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of nail technology.

(2) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 350 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(3) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(4) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(5) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(F) (1) Each licensed school of cosmetology may provide instruction and practice in the profession of esthetics.

(2) Before July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 650 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours. On and after July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 1,000 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(3) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(4) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(5) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined by the board.

(6) (i) Such course of training shall include the practices of cosmetology for all major ethnic groups residing in the state, and the board shall require by rules and regulations that each school shall provide instruction for part-time students who are unable to attend a full schedule of classes each week because of part-time employment; enrollment in an accredited public or private school of secondary education by a student who is pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma from such school; enrollment in a cooperative industrial training program, approved by the division of vocational education of the state department of education, by a student who is working toward an occupational objective; or the principles or tenets of the student's religion preventing full-time attendance.

(ii) Instruction of a part-time student shall be completed by the student within 18 months after the student's enrollment in the school.

(b) Any person who teaches the profession of cosmetology in a licensed school of cosmetology shall be required to obtain a cosmetology instructor's license from the board. To qualify for a cosmetology instructor's license, the applicant must: (1) Be licensed as a cosmetologist under this act; (2) either (A) have practiced as a cosmetologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or (B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training; (3) pass a cosmetology instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and (4) pay the nonrefundable instructor license application fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. A cosmetology instructor license shall be renewed every two years by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding a cosmetology instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education approved by the board in the practice of cosmetology and teaching skills and methods, and by paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(c) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where nail technology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of nail technology.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for the proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the expiration date of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (c) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Before July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students. On and after July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every 25 students in the instructional classroom.

(C) Not more than one instructor in training shall count as an instructor toward the required ratio of instructors to students.

(D) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of manicurist.

(E) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 350 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(F) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(G) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(H) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(3) (A) The board shall require by rules and regulations that each school shall provide instruction for part-time students who are unable to attend a full schedule of classes each week because of part-time employment; enrollment in an accredited public or private school of secondary education by a student who is pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma from such school; enrollment in a cooperative industrial training program, approved by the division of vocational education of the state department of education, by a student who is working toward an occupational objective; or the principles or tenets of the student's religion preventing full-time attendance.

(B) Instruction of all students shall be completed by the student within six months after the student's enrollment in the school.

(d) Any person who teaches nail technology in a licensed school of cosmetology or nail technology shall be required to obtain a manicuring instructor's license from the board, unless the person holds a valid cosmetology instructor's license issued under subsection (b). To qualify for a manicuring instructor's license, the applicant must: (1) Be licensed as a cosmetologist or manicurist under this act; (2) either (A) have practiced as a manicurist or cosmetologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or (B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training; (3) pass a manicuring instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and (4) pay a nonrefundable instructor license application fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. A manicuring instructor license shall expire every two years and shall be renewed by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding a manicuring instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in the practice of manicuring and teaching skills and methods and paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(e) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of esthetics may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of the profession of esthetics.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the date of expiration of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (e) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Before July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one full-time instructor for every 25 students. On and after July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every 25 students in the instructional classroom.

(C) Not more than one instructor in training shall count as an instructor toward the required ratio of instructors to students.

(D) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of esthetics.

(E) Before July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 650 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours. On and after July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 1,000 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(F) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(G) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(H) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(f) Any person who teaches esthetics in a licensed school of cosmetology or esthetics shall be required to obtain an esthetics instructor's license from the board, unless the person holds a valid cosmetology instructor's license issued under subsection (b). To qualify for an esthetics instructor's license, the applicant must: (1) Be licensed as a cosmetologist or esthetician under this act; (2) either (A) have practiced as an esthetician or cosmetologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or (B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training; (3) pass an esthetician instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and (4) pay a nonrefundable license application fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. An esthetics instructor license shall expire every two years and shall be renewed by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding an esthetics instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in the practice of esthetics and teaching skills and methods and by paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(g) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of electrology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of the profession of electrology.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for the proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the expiration date of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(G) Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person who is a licensed instructor of electrology or who is and has been for at least three years a licensed electrologist, while acting as owner and manager of the person's salon, clinic or establishment, from teaching electrology in the regular course of the person's business, but at no time shall any salon, clinic or establishment have more than one apprentice or charge tuition for its teaching services.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (g) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one full-time instructor for every four students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every four students in the instructional classroom.

(C) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of electrology.

(D) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 500 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(E) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(F) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(G) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(h) Any person who teaches electrology in a licensed school of cosmetology or electrology shall be required to obtain an electrology instructor's license from the board. To qualify for an electrology instructor's license, the applicant must: (1) Be licensed as an electrologist under this act; (2) either (A) have practiced as an electrologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or (B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training; (3) pass an electrology instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and (4) pay a nonrefundable instructor license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. Electrology instructor licenses shall expire every two years and may be renewed by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding an electrology instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in the practice and teaching of electrology and paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. To teach in a licensed salon, the electrologist is issued a license for the period of training for the student. To qualify they must: (1) Be a licensed practicing electrologist for a three-year period and (2) pay a nonrefundable instructor license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(i) The board may adopt through rules and regulations a curriculum for cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics and electrology instructor training to be provided in a licensed school of cosmetology.

(j) Any instructor's license may be renewed by an applicant within one month after the date of expiration of the applicant's last license upon submission of proof, satisfactory to the board, of the applicants current hours and qualifications to renew practice as an instructor and payment of the applicable nonrefundable renewal fee and delinquent fee prescribed in K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. Any applicant whose instructor's license has expired for more than one month may obtain a license in the same manner and on payment of the same nonrefundable fees as provided for an applicant for an original license.

(k) (1) The board shall provide by rules and regulations instructor-in-training permits for applicants wishing to become an instructor in any of the schools listed in subsections (a) through (i).

(2) To obtain an instructor-in-training permit the applicant shall:

(A) One week prior to starting the 100 clock hours of teaching skills and methodology required under (B)(ii) submit to the board a notice of intent to become an instructor-in-training and be enrolled in a board-approved instructor's training program. This notification shall be on the application form for the instructor-in-training permit and accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set by the board.

(B) Upon the applicant's submitting to the board proof, satisfactory to the board, of achieving the following terms the applicant shall obtain the instructor-in-training permit:

(i) Be licensed as a cosmetologist or licensed in the profession in which the application would be instructing;

(ii) have completed 100 clock hours of the required clock hours of teaching skills and methodology; and

(iii) pay the required nonrefundable application fee.

(3) The instructor-in-training permit shall be good for six months. If the student does not complete the required training, the board, upon good cause shown, may extend the permit for an additional six months.

(4) For purposes of the required student-to-instructor ratio, there shall be only one student with a student instructor permit who may be a student instructor on the school staff.

(5) At no time shall an instructor-in-training practice without the supervision of a licensed instructor.

(6) Failure to complete the instructor curriculum or to take the required exam within six months of the date of application will require the submission of a new instructor's application and the required number of clock hours of instructor's training.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 3; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 3; L. 1951, ch. 361, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 316, § 2; L. 1965, ch. 381, § 1; L. 1967, ch. 343, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 298, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 257, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 256, § 2; L. 1971, ch. 210, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 232, § 2; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 3; L. 1981, ch. 249, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 212, § 3; L. 1984, ch. 231, § 3; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 3; L. 1989, ch. 195, § 5; L. 1992, ch. 108, § 3; L. 1995, ch. 120, § 3; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 3; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 3; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 3; July 1.


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