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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  ( Chapter 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3.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 4. Apprenticeship [7332 - 7336]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. )


(a) An apprentice is any person who is licensed by the board to engage in learning or acquiring a knowledge of barbering, cosmetology, skin care, nail care, or electrology, in a licensed establishment under the supervision of a licensee approved by the board.

(b) For purposes of this section, “under the supervision of a licensee” means that the apprentice shall be supervised at all times by a licensee approved by the board while performing services in a licensed establishment. At no time shall an apprentice be the only individual working in the establishment. An apprentice that is not being supervised by a licensee, that has been approved by the board to supervise an apprentice, shall be deemed to be practicing unlicensed under this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 429, Sec. 19. (SB 547) Effective January 1, 2018.)