Article 1. Administration

Title 16, Division 9, California Code of Regulations

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

901. Processing Times for Examination Applications

(a) Evaluation and Scheduling. The board shall inform every person applying for licensure as a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, manicurist, electrologist, or instructor, in writing, within sixty (60) days of receipt of the application (Form # F-34555-BOC, Application for Examination, Rev 7/92), whether the application is complete and has been referred for examination or is deficient and what specific information is required.

(1) When the supplemental information regarding a deficient application is returned to the board, the board shall decide, within five (5) days of receipt, whether the application is complete.

(2) If the application remains deficient, the board shall inform the applicant, in writing, within five (5) days of receipt, of what specific information is required.

(b) Examination. The Board shall decide within fifteen (15) working days from the date the applicant is examined whether the applicant meets the requirements for licensure.

(c) License Issuance. The Board shall issue the license to the applicant within fifteen (15) working days from the date the applicant passes the examination.

(d) Processing Times. The minimum, median and maximum times for processing an application requiring examination for licensure as a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, manicurist, electrologist or instructor, from the time of receipt of the application until the Board of Barber Examiners and Board of Cosmetology decided to issue licenses based upon actual performance of the boards during the two years preceding the proposal of this section, were as follows:

(1) Minimum:4 days
(2) Median:49 days
(3) Maximum: 397 days

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 15376, Government Code; and Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 15376, Government Code; and Sections 7321, 7321.5, 7324, 7326, 7330, 7337, 7342, and 7391, Business and Professions Code.

902. Processing Times for Apprentice Applications

(a) Evaluation. The Board shall inform every person applying for licensure as an apprentice, in writing, within ten (10) days of receipt of the application (Form #35A-03, Application for Licensure as a Licensed Apprentice and for Approval of Trainers and Establishments, Rev 5/94), whether the application is complete or deficient and what specific information is required.

(1) When the information for a deficient application is returned to the board, the board shall decide within five (5) days of receipt whether the application is complete.

(A) If the application remains deficient, the board shall inform the applicant in writing, within five (5) days of receipt, of what specific information is required.

(b) Notification of Licensure. The Board shall notify the applicant, in writing, within thirty-five (35) days after the fee and completed application have been received, whether the applicant meets the requirements for licensure.

(c) Processing Times. The minimum, median and maximum times for processing an application for licensure as an apprentice, from the time of receipt of the application until the Board of Barber Examiners decided to issue the license based upon actual performance of the board during the two years preceding the proposal of this section, were as follows:

(1) Minimum: 1 day
(2) Median: 15 days
(3) Maximum: 48 days

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 15376, Government Code; and Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 15376, Government Code; and Sections 7334 and, Business and Professions Code.

903. Processing Times for Establishment Applications

(a) Evaluation. The Board shall inform every person applying for an establishment license in writing, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the application (Form #03M-201, Application for Establishment License, Rev 7/92), whether the application is complete or deficient and what specific information is required.

(1) When the information for a deficient application is returned to the board, the board shall decide, within five (5) days of receipt, whether the application is complete.

(A) If the application remains deficient, the board shall inform the applicant in writing, within five (5) days of receipt, of what specific information is required..

(b) Processing Times. The minimum, median and maximum times for processing an application for an establishment, from the time of receipt of the application until the Board of Barber Examiners and Board of Cosmetology decided to issue the license based upon the actual performances of the boards during the two years preceding the proposal of this section, were as follows:

(1) Minimum:11 days
(2) Median:52 days
(3) Maximum: 265 days

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 15376, Government Code; and Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 15376, Government Code; and Section 7347, Business and Professions Code.

904. Enforcement

(a) A copy of the board's Health and Safety Rules, as specified in Article 12 of the Rules and Regulations, shall be conspicuously posted in:

(1) Reception areas of both schools and establishments, and
(2) Theory rooms of schools.

(b) The holder or holders of an establishment license or a mobile unit license, and the person in charge of any such establishment or mobile unit, shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining the Health and Safety Rules in such establishment or mobile unit individually and jointly with all persons in or employed by or working in or on the premises of such establishment or mobile unit.

(c) All licensed barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, manicurists, electrologists, instructors, or apprentices shall be held individually responsible for implementation and maintenance of the Health and Safety Rules.

(d) All persons performing acts of a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, manicurist or electrologist, except students in schools, shall, upon request of an authorized representative of the board, present satisfactory proof of identification. Satisfactory proof shall be in the form of a photographic driver's license or photographic identification card issued by any state, federal, or other recognized government entity.

(e) Failure to present valid proof of identification shall be grounds for disciplinary action.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7312, 7313, 7317 and 7404, Business and Professions Code.

905. Posting of Consumer Information Message

(a) The following consumer information message shall be included at the bottom of the front page of the copy of the Health and Safety Rules, which must be conspicuously posted in accordance with Section 904, in all establishments:

MESSAGE TO THE CONSUMER

This establishment is licensed by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. The board can address the following problems:

  • Health and Safety (including unsanitary conditions and failure to disinfect instruments after each use)
  • Incompetence and Negligence
  • Misrepresentation or False Advertising of Services
  • Unlicensed Practice of Barbering, Cosmetology or Electrology.

(b) The heading of the consumer information message, "Message to the Consumer," shall be printed in at least 36 point boldface type. The body of the consumer information message must be printed in at least 14 point boldface type.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 129(e), and 7404(b), Business and Professions Code.

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