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32-322. Barber license; application; qualifications
A. An applicant for a barber license shall file the following with the board:
1. A written application on a form prescribed by the board.
2. Evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant possesses the necessary qualifications.
3. One signed photograph.
B. Each applicant shall:
1. Be at least sixteen years of age.
2. Complete and receive appropriate credits for at least two years of high school education or its equivalent as prescribed by the board in its rules and submit satisfactory evidence that the person is at least sixteen years of age.
3. Pass an examination given under the direction of the board.
4. Pay the prescribed fees.
(a) Be a graduate of a school that is licensed pursuant to this chapter or a graduate of a school or program in another state that at the time of the applicant's graduation met the barber licensing requirements of that state.
(b) Complete a United States department of labor-approved or a department of economic security-approved apprenticeship program in barbering that includes at least two hundred fifty hours of instruction as described in section 32-325, subsection B, paragraph 1. The instruction prescribed by this subdivision shall be completed through either:
(i) A school that is licensed pursuant to this chapter or a school or program in another state that has, in the board's opinion, licensure requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements of this state.
(ii) A department of economic security-approved apprenticeship program.
C. An applicant who holds a valid license to practice barbering issued by another state is exempt from subsection B, paragraph 3 of this section if the applicant submits both of the following to the board:
1. Proof that the applicant has one year of experience as a barber.
2. A document signed by the applicant stating that the applicant has read and understands the laws prescribed by this chapter.
D. An applicant who holds a valid license or authorizing document to practice barbering issued by another country and whose presence in the United States is authorized under federal law is exempt from subsection B, paragraph 5 of this section if all of the following apply:
1. The board determines that the applicant is proficient in barbering.
2. The applicant completes at least three hundred fifty hours of education at a school or program that is licensed pursuant to this chapter.
3. The applicant signs a document stating that the applicant has read and understands the requirements of this chapter.
E. Notwithstanding subsection B, paragraph 5 of this section, an applicant for a barber license who holds a cosmetologist license or a hairstylist license issued pursuant to chapter 5 of this title shall complete a two hundred-hour course consisting of barbering techniques in a school licensed by the board.