Section 1175.330  Curriculum Requirements − Barber


a)         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.  Instruction shall be a combination of classroom instruction and hands on (practical and technical) experience.  The licensed barber school may provide online hours in theory, but online hours shall not exceed 10% of the hours required in each of subsection (a).  The minimum subjects and number of hours shall be as follows for each category of training:


1)         Basic Training:


A)        barber history;


B)        bacteriology;


C)        infection control and safe work practices;


D)        implements, tools and equipment;


E)        anatomy and physiology;


F)         chemistry;


G)        electricity and light therapy;


H)        properties and disorders of the skin;


I)         properties and disorders of the hair and scalp;


J)         treatment of the hair and scalp;


K)        facial and scalp massage; and


L)        the Act and this Part, including sanitary standards.


2)           Shaving and facial hair design.


3)           Haircutting and styling:


A)        cutting;


B)        thinning;


C)        shaping;


D)        trimming;


E)        application of electrical/mechanical equipment;


F)         curling;


G)        hair treatments; and


H)        blow drying.


4)           Chemical texture services:


A)        hair coloring and lightening;


B)        chemical safety;


C)        OSHA standards relating to chemical use;


D)        permanent waving;


E)        hair relaxing;


F)         hair and scalp conditioning; and


G)        shampooing, toning and rinsing.


5)           Barbershop management:


A)        State and local laws and rules;


B)        Workers' Compensation Act;


C)        labor law;


D)        client relations;


E)         bookkeeping; and


F)         business ethics.


6)           Workers' Compensation Act:


A)        labor law;


B)        client relations;


C)        bookkeeping; and


D)        business ethics.


b)         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 (b).


1)         An internship program:


A)        May be substituted for 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 in a registered barber shop or salon.


2)         A student in the internship program:


A)        May participate in an internship program 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 spend 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. Only 1 student shall be supervised by 1 licensed barber.


3)         A licensed barber school shall state clearly in the enrollment agreement 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. The contract shall contain all the provisions set forth in subsection (b)(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. Any party to the contract may terminate the contract at any time.


c)         A school may, as part of its educational program and on school premises, offer barbering services to the public, through a student clinic, as a means of providing students with practical experience.  Services shall be provided by students working under the supervision of one or more teachers.  Students shall receive no compensation, including tips, but shall receive credit for hours worked towards the 1500-hour education requirement.  The school may provide those services under the authority of its school license and is not required to obtain a salon registration.  The school shall post a sign visible to the public advising that all services are provided by students.  Except as provided in this subsection, a school and a salon shall not operate in the same premises.


(Source:  Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 15159, effective August 10, 2018)