Article 3. Apprenticeship

Title 16, Division 9, California Code of Regulations

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

913. Approval of Apprentice Training Programs

(a) A joint apprenticeship committee, unilateral management or labor apprenticeship committee, or an individual employer wishing to conduct apprenticeships in barbering, cosmetology, electrology, skin care, or nail care shall be known as apprenticeship program sponsors.

(b) An applicant seeking board approval as an apprenticeship program sponsor to conduct apprenticeships in barbering, cosmetology, skin care, nail care, or electrology shall:

(1) Submit a written request for board approval of its apprenticeship program and identify the subject matter of the apprenticeship. The request for apprenticeship approval shall be signed by the individual employer or, where the program sponsor is not an individual, by a responsible officer of the organization.

(2) Submit proof that the program sponsor is approved by the California Apprenticeship Council to offer the apprenticeship.

(3) Submit a detailed outline of the proposed training program which demonstrates compliance with the apprenticeship regulations contained in this article.

(4) Submit a copy of the agreement between the program sponsor and the apprentice (hereafter known as the "apprenticeship agreement"). The apprenticeship agreement shall comply with the provisions of the Shelley-Maloney Apprenticeship Labor Standards Act of 1939 (Labor Code section 3070 et seq.) and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(c) An apprenticeship program sponsor shall notify the board within 10 days of any changes to the information filed with the board in accordance with subsection (b) of this section for board approval.

(d) The board shall inform every person applying for approval to act as an apprenticeship program sponsor in writing, within ten (10) days of receipt of their request for approval 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.

(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.

(e) The board shall notify the applicant, in writing, within thirty-five (35) days after the completed application has been received, whether the applicant meets the requirements for approval.

(f) The minimum, median and maximum times for processing a request for approval of an apprentice training program, from the time of receipt of the application until the Board of Barber Examiners decided to issue the approval 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 7312, Business and Professions Code and Section 15376, Government Code. Reference: Section 7333, Business and Professions Code; Sections 3070 and 3078, Labor Code and Section 15376, Government Code.

913.1 Withdrawal of Approval: Apprenticeship Program Sponsor

(a) The board may withdraw or otherwise limit its approval of an apprenticeship program sponsor who is not conducting its apprenticeship program in compliance with the provisions of the laws and regulations of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act (Business and Professions Code sections 7301 et seq.)

(b) (1) A proceeding to withdraw or limit the board's approval of an apprenticeship program sponsor shall be initiated by serving the apprenticeship program sponsor with a notice to show cause. The notice to show cause shall be in writing, shall describe with particularity the nature of the violations, including specific reference to the provisions of law or regulations determined to be violated, and shall contain a proposed order to withdraw or limit the board's approval of the apprenticeship program sponsor.

(2) Where appropriate, a notice to show cause may contain an order of abatement fixing a reasonable time for the abatement of the violations. Where a program sponsor complies with the order of abatement within the time specified, the board shall withdraw its notice to show cause.

(3) In fixing the disciplinary order or order of abatement for a notice to show cause, the board shall give due consideration to the appropriateness of the order with respect to such factors as the gravity of the violations, its impact upon the apprentices participating in the apprenticeship program sponsor's apprenticeship program, its impact on the public, the good faith of the apprenticeship program sponsor, and the history of previous violations.

(c) A notice to show cause shall inform the apprenticeship program sponsor that if it desires a hearing to contest any portion of the notice to show cause, a hearing shall be requested by written notice to the board's executive officer within 30 days of the date of service of the notice to show cause. If a hearing is not requested pursuant to this subsection, the order contained in the notice to show cause shall go into effect on the date specified in the notice to show cause.

(d) A hearing to contest a notice to show cause shall be conducted within 60 days of the board's receipt of the program sponsor's written request for a hearing. Such a hearing shall be before a committee selected by the board. At the conclusion of the hearing, the committee shall prepare or have prepared a written decision of its findings, determinations and order. Such a decision shall be mailed to the program sponsor within 45 days after the conclusion of the hearing.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions. Reference: Section 7333, Business and Professions Code

914. Filing of Apprenticeship Application; Processing Time

(a) A prospective apprentice must file with the board an application for apprenticeship. Application shall be made on Form 35A-03, Application for Licensure as a Licensed Apprentice and for Approval of Trainers and Establishments, Revised 5/94.

(b) 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, Revised 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.

(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.

(c) The board shall notify the applicant, in writing, within thirty-five (35) days after the completed application has been received, whether the applicant meets the requirements for approval.

(d) 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 7312, Business and Professions Code and Section 15376, Government Code. Reference: Section 7334, Business and Professions Code; and Section 15376, Government Code.

915. Related Training

(a) Every apprenticeship approved by the board shall consist of an on-the-job training component and a classroom component of related training.

(b) Related training for barber apprentices must provide a minimum of 216 hours of instruction over a two year period. A minimum of 144 of those hours shall cover the theory of barbering and a maximum of 72 hours may be elective training. The 72 hours of elective training may be conducted by classroom instruction or by a seminar or by demonstrations relating to barbering. The elective training shall be verified by course completion certificates or registration records.

(c) Related training for cosmetology, skin care, nail care or electrology apprenticeships must provide a minimum of 220 hours of classroom instruction over a two year period. These hours shall cover the following subjects:

(1) The related training for a cosmetology apprenticeship shall cover the following subjects as they relate to cosmetology: cosmetology chemistry, health and safety and hazardous substances, theory of electricity, disinfection and sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, wet hair styling, thermal hair styling, permanent waving, chemical straightening, haircutting, hair coloring and bleaching, scalp and hair treatment, facials, eyebrow arching and hair removal, makeup, manicuring and pedicuring.

(2) The related training for skin care shall cover the following subjects as they relate to skin care: cosmetology chemistry, health and safety and hazardous substances, theory of electricity, disinfection and sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, physiology, skin analysis and conditions, facials, eyebrow arching and hair removal, and make-up.

(3) The related training for nail care shall cover the following subjects as they relate to nail care: cosmetology chemistry, health and safety and hazardous substances, disinfection and sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, water and oil manicures, including hand and arm massage, complete pedicure, and application of artificial nails.

(4) The related training for electrolysis shall cover the following subjects as they relate to electrolysis: health and safety and hazardous substances, disinfection and sanitation and sterilization, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, electricity, electrolysis, thermolysis, and high frequency and galvanic currents.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7333 and 7334, Business and Professions Code.

916. Training Hours and Schedule

(a) The two years referred to in Section 7335 of the Business and Professions Code means a minimum of thirty-two hundred (3,200) hours of apprenticeship. Full-time apprenticeship means employment and training in an approved program for at least 32 hours per week. No more than eight and one-half hours credit will be allowed for any one work day nor will credit be allowed for more than five days in one week. The maximum training hours shall not exceed 42-1/2 hours per week.

(b) The two year apprenticeship program begins with the issuance of an apprenticeship license by the board.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7333, 7334, and 7345, Business and Professions Code.

917. Pre-apprentice Training

The minimum hours of pre-apprentice training referred to in Section 7334 of the Business and Professions Code shall be thirty-nine (39) hours of instruction in the laws and regulations of the board, basic patron protection and sanitation and disinfection procedures. An applicant for licensure as an apprentice shall complete the pre-apprenticeship training prior to being licensed as an apprentice.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7334, Business and Professions Code.

918. Trainer's Scope of Practice

No licensee shall train an apprentice unless his or her license includes the scope of practice of the apprentice's license.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7332 and 7336, Business and Professions Code.

919. Board Approved Trainers and Establishments

(a) A licensee who wishes to train an apprentice shall obtain board approval before employing or training an apprentice. An establishment wishing to train an apprentice in multiple location establishments which are under common ownership may request to participate in multiple location training. Common ownership includes corporate chains, individually owned multiple establishments, and franchise groups or partnerships. Application for approval of trainers and establishments shall be made on a form provided by the board (Form #35A-03, Application for Licensure as a Licensed Apprentice and for Approval of Trainers and Establishments, Rev. 5/94).

(1) Establishments participating in training an apprentice in multiple locations under common ownership shall provide as part of the application process, a list of the establishment names, locations, board issued license numbers, names of officers and or owners.

(b) Qualifications for apprentice trainer approval:

(1) Licensee shall possess a current, valid license issued by the board.

(2) Licensee shall have no disciplinary actions pending against him/her nor be on probation resulting from a board disciplinary action nor have completed probation resulting from past disciplinary action within the two year period immediately preceding his or her application to serve as an apprentice trainer.

(3) Licensee is not subject to denial pursuant to Section 480.

(4)The licensee has no unpaid fine issued pursuant to Article 12 of Chapter 10 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

(c) No apprentice shall work or train in an establishment until it has been approved by the board. Application for establishment approval shall be made on the same form specified in subdivision (a).

(d) Qualifications for establishment approval are:

(1) Establishment shall possess a current, valid license issued by the board.

(2) Establishment shall have no disciplinary actions pending against it nor be on probation resulting from a board disciplinary action nor have completed probation resulting from past disciplinary action within the two year period immediately preceding its application for establishment approval.

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

(4) The licensee has no unpaid fine issued pursuant to Article 12 of Chapter 10 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

(5) If the establishment is participating to train an apprentice in multiple locations under common ownership, there shall be an agreement between the establishments to employ the apprentice.

(e) The board shall inform every person applying for approval to act as an apprentice trainer or an apprentice establishment 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, Revised 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.

(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.

(f) The board shall notify the applicant, in writing, within thirty-five (35) days after the completed application has been received, whether the applicant meets the requirements for approval.

(g) The minimum, median and maximum times for processing a request for approval, from the time of receipt of the application until the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology 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 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7332, 7333, 7334 and 7336, Business and Professions Code.

920. Record of Apprentice Training

The apprentice trainer shall present a copy of apprentice daily work records to the board or its representatives upon demand. These work records shall include the name of the apprentice employed, the dates the apprentice worked, the number of hours worked and the work processes performed on those dates, and the trainer's name.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7333 and 7334, Business and Professions Code.

921. Curriculum for Barber Apprentice Course

(a) The curriculum for an apprentice enrolled in a barber apprentice course shall consist of at least thirty-two hundred (3200) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of barbering pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

(b) For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination; practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin.

(c) The course of instruction in the practical phases of barbering required for an apprentice enrolled in a 3200 hour course shall cover not less than 2600 hours including training in basic haircutting and in hairstyling of all textures of hair. The practical training shall include performance of the following minimum practical operations:

Minimum Practical Operations
Subject Minimum
Practical
Operations
(1) Haircuts and Hairstyles 1500
(2) Shaves 40
(3) Rest Facials 48
(4) Shampoos 160
(5) Scalp Manipulations 80
(6) Hair Waving and Curling 120
(7) Hair Coloring and Tinting 20
(8) Hair Processing and Relaxing 20
(9) Application of chemicals used on the hair; hairpieces; measuring, fitting and servicing of hairpieces and rolling cream massages. 10

All students shall receive sufficient instruction and training in the subjects listed in this section to prepare them to apply for and take the state barber licensing examination and to provide barber services in an establishment.

(d) Technical Instruction 100 Hours

The course of instruction in the theory of barbering required for an apprentice enrolled in a 3,200-hour course shall cover not less than 80 hours of instruction in the subjects listed in Section 7316(a) of the code, including razor cutting, hair processing, blow waving and sales techniques. The theory instruction shall include training in sales techniques which may be completed in theory training or practical training at the discretion of the apprentice trainer.

(e) Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances 20 Hours

The course of instruction shall also include 20 hours of technical instruction in the area of hazardous substances (shall be the course developed by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology as provided by Section 7389).

(f) Individual Instruction 120 Hours

The course of instruction required for an apprentice enrolled in a 3,200-hour course shall cover not less than 120 hours allotted to the practical and/or the theoretical phases of the course in such manner as the apprentice trainer considers necessary in the individual case.

(g) Additional Instruction 1102 Hours

(h) No credit of any type shall be given for time spent in laundering towels or in washing or scrubbing floors, walls, woodwork, toilets, or windows.

(i) A student shall be properly instructed to cut the hair of and render barber services to all patrons.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 7312 and 7334(f), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7316(a), 7321.5(d)(1), 7362.5(a) and 7389, Business and Professions Code; Section 3078, Labor Code.

921.1 Curriculum for Cosmetology Apprenticeship Course

(a) The curriculum for an apprentice enrolled in a cosmetology apprenticeship course shall consist of thirty-two hundred (3200) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of cosmetology pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

(b) For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination; practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the apprentice of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:

Cosmetology Apprenticeship Course Technical Instruction and Practical Operations
Subject Minimum Hours
of Technical
Instruction
Minimum
Practical
Operations
(1) The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board's Rules and Regulations 20  
(2) Cosmetology Chemistry (Shall include the chemical composition and purpose of cosmetic, nail, hair and skin care preparations, elementary chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical changes of matter.) 20  
(3) Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances (Shall include training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.) 20  
(4) Theory of Electricity in Cosmetology (Shall include the nature of electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.) 5  
(5) Disinfection and sanitation (Shall include procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. The thirty required minimum operations shall entail performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Sections 979 and 980. Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and shall be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.) 20 30
(6) Bacteriology, anatomy and physiology. 15  
(7) Wet Hair Styling (Shall include hair analysis, shampooing, fingerwaving, pin curling and comb-outs.) 25 300
(8) Thermal Hair Styling (Shall include hair analysis, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs and hot curling irons, and blower styling.)    
(A) Thermal styling 20 150
(B) Press and curl 50  
(9) Permanent Waving (Shall include hair analysis, chemical and heat permanent waving.) 20 160
(10) Chemical Straightening (Shall include hair analysis and the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions.) 20 50
(11) Haircutting (Shall include hair analysis and the use of the razor, scissors, electric clippers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.) 20 300
(12) Haircoloring and Bleaching (Shall include hair analysis, predisposition tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, and the use of dye removers. Shall not include any credit for color rinses.)    
(A) Haircoloring 40 150
(B) Bleaching 20 50
(13) Scalp and Hair Treatments (Shall include hair and scalp analysis, scientific brushing, electric and manual scalp manipulation, and other hair treatments.) 5 15
(14) Facials    
(A) Manual (Shall include cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks.) 5 15
(B) Electrical (Shall include the use of electrical modalities, including dermal lights and electrical apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes; however, machines capable of producing an electrical current shall not be used to stimulate so as to contract, or for the purpose of contracting, the muscles of the body or face) 10 25
(C) Chemicals (Shall include chemical skin peels, packs, masks and scrubs. Training shall emphasize that only the non-living, uppermost layers of facial skin, known as the epidermis, may be removed, and only for the purpose of beautification. All practical operations shall be performed in accordance with Section 992 regarding skin peeling.) 10 25
(15) Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal(Shall include the use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual, and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair.) 10 30
(16) Makeup (Shall include skin analysis, complete and corrective makeup, lash and brow tinting, and the application of false eyelashes.) 15 25
(17) Manicuring and Pedicuring    
(A) Water and oil manicure, including nail analysis, and hand and arm massage. 5 20
(B) Complete pedicure, including nail analysis, and foot and ankle massage. 5 14
(C) Artificial nails    
1. Acrylic: Liquid and powder brush-ons 10 50 Nails
2. Artificial nail tips 10 50 Nails
3. Nail wraps and repairs 5 20 Nails
(c) Additional Instruction 819 hours

(d) No credit of any type shall be given for time spent in laundering towels or in washing or scrubbing floors, walls, woodwork, toilets, or windows.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 7312 and 7334(f), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7316(b), 7321(d)(1) and 7389, Business and Professions Code; Section 3078, Labor Code.

921.2. Curriculum for Electrolysis Apprenticeship Course

(a) The curriculum for an apprentice enrolled in an electrolysis apprenticeship course shall consist of thirty-two hundred (3200) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of an electrologist pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

(b)For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination; practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:

Electrolysis Apprenticeship Technical Instruction and Practical Operation
Subject Minimum Hours
of Practical
Instruction
Minimum
Technical
Operations
(1) The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board's Rules and Regulations. 10  
(2) Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances (Shall include training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.) 10  
(3) Sanitation, disinfection and sterilization (Shall include procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. The ten required minimum operations shall entail performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Sections 979 and 980. Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and shall be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.) 25 10
(4) Bacteriology, anatomy and physiology. 25  
(5) Electricity (Shall include the nature of electrical current,
principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.)
15  
(6) Electrolysis (Shall include the use and study of galvanic current.) 25 90
(7) Thermolysis (Shall include the use and study of high frequency current automatic and manual.) 25 120
(8) A combination of high frequency and galvanic currents 25 120
(c) Additional Instruction 2,340 Hours

(d) No credit of any type shall be given for time spent in laundering towels or in washing or scrubbing floors, walls, woodwork, toilets, or windows.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 7312 and 7334(f), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7316(d), 7330(d)(1) and 7389, Business and Professions Code; Section 3078, Labor Code.

922. Transfers

An apprentice may request from the program sponsor, a transfer from one approved related training class to another or from one approved establishment and trainer to another. The apprentice and the program sponsor shall notify the board within five days of any transfer.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7333 and 7336, Business and Professions Code.

923. Surrender of License

Apprentices who successfully pass the licensing examination or terminate their enrollment in the apprentice training program or whose apprentice enrollment expires shall return to the board any apprentice license and identification photograph previously issued to them.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7335, Business and Professions Code.

924. Completion of Apprentice Training Program

(a) Upon successful completion or discontinuance of an apprenticeship program, the apprenticeship program sponsor shall issue to the apprentice a certificate of apprenticeship completion or discontinuance. The certificate of apprenticeship completion or discontinuance shall be signed by the instructor, the apprentice and the apprenticeship program sponsor.

(b) The certificate of apprenticeship completion or discontinuance shall be a document prepared by the program sponsor that contains all of the following:

(1) Course title.
(2) The apprentice's name, address, telephone number and date of birth.
(3) The apprentice license number and social security number.
(4) The program sponsor name and sponsor code issued by the board.
(5) The total number of related training hours completed.
(6) The date the apprentice training was completed or discontinued.
(7) The total number of hours of on-the-job training the apprentice has completed designated by subject matter.
(8) Any training received in a prior board-approved apprenticeship program.
(9) A statement confirming that the apprentice has or has not met the course curriculum requirements.
(10) A statement, dated and signed under penalty of perjury that all the information on the document is true and correct. The statement shall be worded as follows:
"We, the undersigned, certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of California, that all the information contained herein is true and correct."

(c) Apprentices shall submit the certificate of apprenticeship completion and all other qualifying documents with their application to take the licensing examination.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7321, 7321.5, 7324, 7326, 7330, 7333 and 7337, Business and Professions Code.

925. Statement of Trainer Responsibilities

The owner of the establishment where the apprenticeship is being conducted shall inform, in writing, an employee who is an apprentice trainer of the employee's responsibilities as a trainer. The statement of trainer responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, those provisions specified in subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of Section 3078 of the Labor Code. The statement of trainer responsibilities shall be signed by the establishment owner and the apprentice trainer and maintained on the premises of the establishment. The statement of trainer responsibilities shall be presented to the board or its representative upon request.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7332, 7333 and 7336, Business and Professions Code.

926. Apprenticeship Credit for Prior Training

(a) An apprentice who desires to establish eligibility for examination pursuant to Sections 7321 through 7330 of the Business and Professions Code for a license in this state based in part on training received in a prior California apprenticeship program shall furnish proof of his or her qualifications as follows:

(1) The prior training must have taken place in an apprenticeship program approved by the board.

(2) The prior training must have taken place within three years immediately preceding re-enrollment in an apprenticeship program approved by the board.

(3) A valid Certificate of Completion or Discontinuance signed by the apprentice, trainer, school representative and program sponsor must be presented to the enrolling program sponsor before prior credit can be granted.

(4) Upon completion of the thirty-two hundred (3,200) hour apprenticeship training course, a valid Certificate of Completion or Discontinuance for each enrollment period must accompany the application for examination.

(b) An apprentice must leave the approved program in good standing to obtain credit for the training received. Good standing is defined as:

(1) Has not been terminated from employment for inappropriate activity.

(2) Has returned the apprentice license to the program sponsor for forwarding to the board.

(3) Has attended related and supplemental training classes pursuant to section 915 CCR.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 7333, 7334 and 7345 Business and Professions Code.

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