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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 - 7427]

  ( Chapter 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3.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

ARTICLE 3. Qualifications for Examination [7321 - 7331]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. )


The board shall admit to examination for a license as an esthetician to practice skin care, any person who has made application to the board in proper form, paid the fee required by this chapter, and is qualified as follows:

(a) Is not less than 17 years of age.

(b) Has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.

(c) Is not subject to denial pursuant to Section 480.

(d) Has done any of the following:

(1) Completed a course in skin care from a school approved by the board.

(2) Practiced skin care, as defined in this chapter, outside of this state for a period of time equivalent to the study and training of a qualified person who has completed a course in skin care from a school the curriculum of which complied with requirements adopted by the board. Each three months of practice shall be deemed the equivalent of 100 hours of training for qualification under paragraph (1).

(3) Completed the apprenticeship program in skin care specified in Article 4 (commencing with Section 7332).

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 788, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 2004.)