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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 10. Barbering and Cosmetology [7301 - 7426.5]

  ( Chapter 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 1. Administration [7301 - 7315]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. )


The board shall conduct the following reviews, and shall report its findings and recommendations to the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions and the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development no later than November 1, 2018:

(a) The board, pursuant to Section 139, shall review the 1,600-hour training requirement for cosmetologists, conduct an occupational analysis of the cosmetology profession in California, and conduct a review of the national written examination for cosmetologists and of the practical examination, in order to evaluate whether both examinations assess critical competencies for California cosmetologists and meet professional testing standards.

(b) The board shall review the Spanish language examination if, by January 1, 2016, the pass rate for Spanish speakers did not increase to the average pass rate for all other language examinations during the two-year period prior to January 1, 2016.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 430, Sec. 21. (AB 181) Effective January 1, 2016.)