TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1175 THE BARBER, COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS, HAIR BRAIDING, AND NAIL TECHNOLOGY ACT OF 1985
SECTION 1175.330 CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS - BARBER


 

Section 1175.330  Curriculum Requirements − Barber

 

Each licensed barber school shall provide a program consisting of a minimum of 1500 clock hours or a 50 credit hour equivalency (1 credit hour equals 30 clock hours) of instruction in general theory and practical application, as follows:

 

a)         150 hours of classroom instruction in general theory that shall be divided into specific subject areas as specified in subsection (b).

 

b)         1350 hours shall be at the discretion of the instructor based on the instructor's evaluation of the individual student's needs.  However, the training shall cover, at least, the following subject areas: 

 

1)         Barber history;

 

2)         Bacteriology;

 

3)         Infection control and safe work practices;

 

4)         Implements, tools and equipment;

 

5)         Anatomy and physiology;

 

6)         Chemistry;

 

7)         Electricity and light therapy;

 

8)         Properties and disorders of the skin;

 

9)         Properties and disorders of the hair and scalp;

 

10)         Treatment of the hair and scalp;

 

11)         Facial and scalp massage;

 

12)         Shaving and facial hair design;

 

13)         Haircutting and styling;

 

14)         Chemical texture services;

 

15)         Hair coloring and lightening;

 

16)         Barbershop management;

 

17)         Pertinent State and local laws and rules; and

 

18)         Workers' Compensation Act.

 

c)         An internship program is an optional part of the curriculum. Each licensed barber school may choose to set up an internship program and shall follow the guidelines set forth in this subsection.

 

1)         An internship program:

 

A)        May be performed in place of 150 hours of the required 1500 program hours set forth in this Section.

 

B)        May be part of the curriculum of a licensed barber school and shall be an organized preplanned training program designed to allow a student to learn barbering under the direct supervision of a licensed barber or cosmetologist in a registered barber shop or salon.

 

2)         A student in the internship program:

 

A)        May participate in an internship only after completing 750 hours of training with a minimum average grade of 80. A school may, however, set the average grade higher and set other standards that a student must meet to participate in the internship program.

 

B)        May not count more than 150 hours in an internship program for credit.

 

C)        May not be paid while participating in the internship program, as it is a part of the barber curriculum of the school.

 

D)        May work a maximum of 8 hours a day and shall be required to spend 1 day a week at the school.

 

E)        Shall be under the direct on-site supervision of a licensed barber or cosmetologist. Only 1 student shall be supervised by 1 licensed barber or cosmetologist.

 

3)         A licensed barber school shall state clearly in the student contract that the school offers an internship program.

 

4)         The licensed barber school shall enter into a contract with the student, the registered barber shop or salon, and a licensed barber or cosmetologist. The contract shall contain all the provisions set forth in subsection (c)(2) and any other requirements of the internship established by the school. The contract shall be signed by the student, the school and the licensed barber or cosmetologist. Any party to the contract may terminate the contract at any time.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 21098, effective November 7, 2014)