Article 8.5 Externship

Title 16, Division 9, California Code of Regulations

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

962. Definitions

(a) For purposes of Section 7395.1 as specified in subdivision(c)(3) of the Business and Professions Code, the term "good standing" means the following:

(1) The licensee maintains a valid, current barber, cosmetology, esthetician, or manicurist license issued by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

(2) There is no current or pending discipline against the license pursuant to Article 11 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

(3) The licensee has no unpaid fine issued pursuant to Article 12 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

(b) For purposes of Section 7395.1 as specified in subdivision(g)(3) of the Business and Professions Code, the term "appropriate training" means the student extern has completed 60% of the required minimum practical operations and minimum hours of technical instruction set forth in Sections 950.2-950.4 of this division.

(c) For purposes of Section 7395.1 as specified in subdivision(g)(3) of the Business and Professions Code, the term "chemical treatment" means any product or procedure, including the preparation and/or application of the product, that alters or changes the molecular structure of the hair, skin or nails through the chemical treatments. These treatments may include, but are not limited to the following:

(1) permanent waving

(2) soft permanent waving

(3) chemical straightening

(4) sodium hydroxide and other base solutions

(5) hair coloring and bleaching (semi-permanent and permanent)

(6) chemical skin peel products

(7) depilatory products

(8) lash and brow tinting products

(d) For purposes of Section 7395.1 subdivision(g)(3) of the Business and Professions Code, the term "direct and immediate supervision" means the student extern may work on a paying client, only in an assisting capacity, when a designated licensee is present to oversee the work process. The tasks performed by the student extern must be within the scope of practice of the designated licensee who is supervising the student extern.

(e) For purposes of Section 7395.1 subdivision(g)(3) of the Business and Professions Code, the term "directly supervised" means the student extern may not use or apply chemical treatments unless a designated licensee is present to oversee the work process. The tasks performed by the student extern must be within the scope of practice of the designated licensee who is supervising the student extern.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7395.1, Business and Professions Code.

962.1 Notification of Participation in the Cosmetology Externship Program

(a) It is the responsibility of each participating school to ensure that the establishments and licensees participating in the cosmetology externship program remain in good standing as defined in Section 962. Any change in "good standing" status of a participating establishment or licensee will require the establishment or licensee to withdraw from the program.

(b) Board notification by schools and establishments participating in the Cosmetology Externship Program shall be submitted to the board in writing. Notification of participation shall be updated annually to allow for continued participation in the program. The notification shall be prepared by the school and shall include the following information:

(1) The school's name, address, telephone number, and school code issued by the board.

(2) The establishment's name, address, telephone number, and license number issued by the Board.

(3) The establishment owner's name.

(4) A statement, dated and signed under penalty of perjury by the school, and the establishment that all information on the document is true and correct and that the school and establishment have complied with all requirements of this Article and Section 7395.1 of the Business and Professions Code. 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. We have complied with all requirements of Article 8.5 of Division 9 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations and Section 7395.1 of the Business and Professions Code".

(5) The document must include the name and title of the individual signing for the school clearly printed or typed.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7395.1, Business and Professions Code.

962.2 Laminated School Identification

(a) While working in an approved establishment, all students participating in the externship program shall have in their possession a school laminated photographic identification card.

(b) The school laminated photographic identification card shall be at least 2½" x 3½" in size and contain the following information: the student extern's full name (first, middle initial, last); a current, color, full face photograph of the extern at least 1½" x 1½" in size; the term "STUDENT EXTERN" in type at least 14 point; and the name of the school of cosmetology where the student extern is enrolled.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7395.1, Business and Professions Code.

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