86B-65. Electrology apprenticeship program.

(a) Notwithstanding the requirements of G.S. 86B-53, the Board shall issue a license as an electrologist to any individual who meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Completes a Board-approved electrology apprenticeship program consisting of 625 hours.

(2) Visits two electrologist offices that are not the same office as the instructor of the program.

(3) Successfully passes a clinical examination conducted by the Board.

(b) The Board shall not approve an electrology apprenticeship program until the Board has conducted an inspection of the facility where the program will be offered.

(c) An application for a student permit must be filed with the Board before the student enrolls in school. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the Board. No student may enroll without having obtained a student permit prior to enrollment.

(d) Instructors in the electrology apprenticeship program shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Be licensed as an electrologist in this State.

(2) Have more than five continuous years of experience as an electrologist.

(3) Obtain at least one hour of Board-approved continuing education.

(4) Successfully pass a written exam designated by the Board. The Board may charge the applicant the actual cost of preparing and administering the examination under this section.

(e) The Board shall adopt rules for the electrology apprenticeship program, including curriculum specifications, authorized textbooks, facility and equipment requirements, reporting and record-keeping requirements, assessment of students' progress in the program, school agreements, and qualifications of instructors, consistent with this section. (2022-72, s. 2.)