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101. AUTHORIZATION AND APPLICABILITY:

102. TENSES, GENDER AND NUMBER:
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103. DEFINITIONS:

        As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Agent" means a member of the Board or any of its authorized representatives.
2. "Board" means the State Board of Cosmetology.
3. "Cosmetology Law" or "Law" means the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, Title  73, Chapter 7, as amended.
4. "Establishment" means cosmetological establishment; school or salon.
5. "Salon" means an establishment operated for the purpose of engaging in the practice of cosmetology, or manicuring and pedicuring, or esthetics, or wigology, or all of those.
6. "School" means an establishment, public or private, operated for the purpose of teaching cosmetology, or manicuring, or pedicuring, or esthetics, or wigology, or all of those.
7. "Student" means any person attending classes in a school of cosmetology.
8. "Subject" means instruction and training or study of a theoretical or skill operation.
9. "Applied effort" means the time devoted to the study of theory, attendance at theory classes, and the actual performance of all practical skills.
10. "Average daily attendance" means the average daily attendance over a three- month period of the students enrolled in a school.
11. "Full Time" means not less than 35, nor more than 40 hours per week.
12. "Part Time" means anything less than Number 11 above.
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104. COMMUNICATIONS:

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105. POSTING LAWS, RULES, NOTICES AND BULLETINS:

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106. DISPLAY OF LICENSE:

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107. PERSONNEL:
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108. DEMONSTRATOR'S PERMIT:

An establishment shall not allow a product demonstrator to demonstrate any product without a permit which has been issued in accordance with law section 73-7-25.

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201. PROCEDURE FOR OPENIING OF NEW COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL

I. Procedure for filing an application for initial beauty school approval.
A. Any person contemplating owning or operating a school of cosmetology shall make an appointment with the board to discuss in detail the operation and conduct of a cosmetology school.
B. Interested persons shall complete a Personal Survey Form and return to State Board of Cosmetology prior to initial meeting with the Board.
II. An application for a license to conduct a school of cosmetology shall be submitted on an application form preseribed and provided by the board, accompanied by such evidence, statements or documents as therein required and filed with the board at its office in Jackson, Mississippi.
A. The following information will be required on the application:
1. The name of the proposed cosmetology school.
2. The address of the location of the proposed cosmetology school, and the type of building in which it will be located.
3. The names and addresses of the proposed school, the name and addresses of the officers and the names of the contact persons shall be provided.
B. The following information will be submitted with the application:
1. Required fee.
2. A bond, or similarly binding surety, which shall be subject to the inspection of the board, and which will state that in the event the school ceases operation, all unused tuition fees paid will be refunded to the students concerned. Said bond shall remain in effect for the duration of the school.
The required amount of the bond or surety shall be based on the school's proposed opening enrollment, according to the following schedule:
 PROPOSED ENROLLMENT    SURETY REQUIREMENT
                                                0 - 39                                  $10,000 Minimum
                                                40-59                                    15,000
                                                60-79                                    20,000
                                                80 & over                              25,000
3. A floorplan of the proposed school, indicating room arrangement, light fixtures, plumbing and ventilation.
4. A detailed financial statement which indicates financial solvency.
5. A list of proposed equipment the school agrees to have on hand if the application is approved.
6. The name, address and registration number of the manager/supervisor, and the name, address and registration number of the teacher(s) of the proposed new school.
7. A copy of the contract form to be used between the school and the student.
8. A copy of proposed brochures, catalogs and advertisements.
C. An incomplete application shall be returned to the applicant within thirty (30) days after received by the board, with the cause for the return.

III. The Initial Inspection:

Upon receipt and approval of Application for Approval and Personal Survey, the board shall conduct an initial inspection.

A. Fach proposed school shall be inspected by two or more agents from the board for the purpose of determining:
1. Suitability of:
(a) The proposed location
(b) Proposed rooms, including adequacy of floor space, plumbing, ventilation, lighting, etc., in accordance with the floorplan.
(c) Proposed items of equipment and material.
2. Satisfactory evidence of proper provisions for duly licensed teachers and properly qualified manager/supervisor.
B. The findings of the initial inspection shall be submitted to the board for its approval at its next regular meeting. The applicant shall be notified in writing of the decision of the board within 30 days.
C. If the Board determines that the applicant is knowledgeable regarding requirements for licensure and operation of a school of cosmetology, the Board may waive the initial inspection if it so desires.

IV. Final Inspection and Approval of Proposed Schools.

A. If the application is found to be in order and the results of the initial inspection approved, a final inspection shall be made by two (2) agents of the board, at least one of which shall be a board member.

B. The final inspection shall be conducted in order to determine that:
1. All requirements, as indicated in the application, have been strictly adhered to by owners of proposed schools.
2. Applications for enrollment are complete; classes are ready to begin.
3. School has met building or fire code requirements as evidenced by copy of inspection report by local authorities.
C. 1. No school shall be approved until the board has had ample opportunity to verify worn  statements as to the actual ownership, and all other claims and representations set forth in "Personal Survey Form," the "Application for Approval," the "Initial Inspection Report," and the "Final Inspection Report."

    2. If all requirements and qualifications are met, the board shall cause written approval to be issued. No school shall be considered approved, nor shall classes be allowed to begin, until said approval has been executed.

D. The board reserves the right to deny school approval to any applicant who fails to meet the requirements for conducting a school and/or who fails to present satisfactory evidence of his or her business, professional and personal integrity and experience.
V. Miscellaneous Information
A. Enrollments. Students may be registered, but not admitted to class until such time as the school has received its final approval.
B. Instructors. Each school shall have on its staff at least one full-time instructor who shall be charged with the responsibility of the teaching program. This person shall hold an active, current license in the state at the time of application for school approval.
C. Materials and Supplies. Each school is responsible for providing sufficient equipment and supplies to properly teach a minimum of twenty (20) students throughout the course of training; to be increased proportionally as the average daily attendance increases. Upon entrance to class, each student shall be issued an approved kit, text book, law book, and mannequin adequate for training purposes.
D. The board may revoke or suspend the approval of any school for any violation of any of the conditions set forth for licensing, or if further investigation reveals misrepresentation on the part of the applicant.
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202. REQUIRED SPACE FOR SCHOOLS OF COSMETOLOGY

I. Schools shall have a minimum of 2500 square feet of floor space which shall accommodate, at a minimum, skill and theory classrooms, reception area, office, two (2) restrooms, reference library, dispensary/stock room, facial area, and locker area. This floor space shall accommodate up to 40 students and for every student thereafter, 25 square feet of floor space per student shall be added.
II. All walls, partitions or other obstructions between classrooms other than the lecture room in schools of cosmetology shall be so constructed as to provide for continuous and uninterrupted supervision.
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203. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

I.The minimum amount for a school of Cosmetology shall be as follows:
1. Mannequin......................................................................................7
(In addition to this number of practice mannequins, the school shall furnish, upon enrollment, to every student a mannequin in good condition for his use throughout the period of training.)
2. Time Clock or Time sheet............................... (See Rule 119 C., D.)
3. Shampoo Bowls.............................................................................5  (When the average daily attendance exceeds 30 students, additional shampoo bowls shall be added at the ratio of one for each five students in average daily attendance in excess of 20.)
4.Dryers...........................................................................................12
(When the average daily attendance exceeds 30 students, additional dryers shall be added at the ratio of 1 for each 5 students in average
daily attendance in excess of 20.)
5. Facial Chairs, complete with footrest, headrest, Woods lamp, magni- fying lamp, and operator stool............................................................1
(When the average daily attendance exceeds 30 students, additional
facial chairs shall be added at the ratio of 1 for each 10 students in
average daily attendance in excess of 20.)
6. Manicure Tables...........................................................................3    (When the average daily attendance exceeds 30 students, additional           manicure tables shall be added at the ratio of 1 for each 10 students inaverage daily attendance in excess of 20.)
7. Cold Wave Equipment: Sets of 4 doz. assorted rods...................10
8. Thinning Shears (Pair)..................................................................1
9.Chemical hair straighteners with the following ingredients:
 Thiogylocate (bottle or or package).................................................1
 Sodium hydroxide (bottle or package).............................................1
10. Thermal Hair Straighteners:
    Combs........................................................................................8
    Stove (not required if comb electric).............................................8
    Curling iron (No larger than size "G")............................................8
11. Liquid sanitizer..............................................................Adequate
12. Containers for antiseptic solution, per manicure table..................1
13. Dust proof cabinets..................................sufficient for the proper
storage of sanitized equipment.
14. Work station with chair and mirror..........................................20
(Station chairs shall be so constructed that they may be elevated and lowered either mechanically [hydraulic pump] or manually [swivel.)
(When the average daily attendance exceeds 30 senior students, one additional station per student shall be added.)
15. Work table(s) for Junior Students................................Adequate
16. Towel Containers:
    a. Covered containers for soiled towels.........................Adequate
    b. Dust proof (Closed) cabinets for clean towels...........Adequate
17. Trash Cans (covered, large)....................................................1
18. Bulletin board(s).................................Adequate to size of room
19. Chalkboard(s)....................................Adequate to size of room
20. Classroom chairs with desk rest............................................20
21. Reference Library............................As approved by the Board
22. First Aid Kit...........................................................................1
A. The minimum equipment requirement shall remain in full force and effect so long as the school shall remain in operation.
B. All equipment shall be maintained in a sanitary safe operating order at all times.

II. The minimum equipment for a school in which a course of training in esthetics is taught shall be:
    1. Facial treatment chair, treatment table, or hydraulic
        treatment chair...........................................................................6
    2. Esthetician's Stool......................................................................6
    3. Facial Vaporizer........................................................................3
    4. Pulverizer Spray (Mister)...........................................................3
    5. Galvanic Current Apparatus or Faradic & Sinusoidal Apparatus.1
    6. High Frequency Apparatus........................................................3
    7. Heating Mask............................................................................3
    8. Heating Mitts......................................................................3 pair
    9. Infra-red lamp...........................................................................3
   10.Ultra-violet lamp........................................................................3
   11. Woods lamp.............................................................................3
   12. Footed Magnifying lamp (Loupe)...............................................3
   13. Electric wax heater....................................................................1
   14. Utilities Tables...........................................................................6
         (in lieu of utility tables, one continuous counter top may be utilized)
   15. Table for Machines................................................1 per machine
   16. Cabinet for records cards..........................................................1
   17. Lavatory with hot and cold running water in the treatment area....1

A. When the average daily attendance exceeds six (6) the minimum equipment must be increased at the rate of one per every two (2) students.
B. The minimum equipment requirement shall remain in full force and effect so long as the school shall remain in operation.
C. All equipment shall be maintained in a sanitary, safe operating order at all times.
IV. Department of Esthetics:
A. The minimum equipment requirement for a school of cosmetology desir ing to include a department of esthetics in its training program, shall be at least one (1) of each item specified for a school of esthetics.
B. When the average daily attendance exceeds two (2), the minimum equipment must be increased at the rate of one (1) per every two (2) students.
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204. NAME OF SCHOOL

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205. SCHOOL ADVERTISING

I.Advertising of a proposed school shall be limited to the procurance of students.
II. A licensed school shall be allowed to advertise the prices of clinical services outside the premises as long as the following conditions are met:
A. The advertisement shall clearly state, in bold print, that "all work is performed by students."

B. No comparison of prices shall be made to any other school or to lincensed salons.

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206. SCHOOL CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP; ADDITION OF PARTNERS;
       CHANGE OF LOCATION; CHANGE OF TRADE NAME;
        RENOVATION OF EXISTING SCHOOL.

No license is transferable from one owner to another or from one location to another.

I.Change of Ownership:

A. School owners who contemplate selling or transferring the ownership of a school shall notify the board, in writing, prior to sell or transfer.
B. An Application for Initial school Approval shall be submitted to the board by the prospective owners, in accordance with Rules 201 through 203.
    For purposes of determining the amount of tuition refund surety required, the "Proposed Opening Enrollment" shall be determined by the number of enrollments in the existing school at the time of Application for Change of Ownership.
C. The sale or transfer shall not be completed until the application of the new owner has been approved.
II. Addition of Partners:
A. School owners who contemplate the addition of a partner, shall notify the board, in writing, of their intent to do so.
B. At any time the original applicant shall no longer be a partner in the school, an Application for Initial School Approval shall be required, in accordance with rules 201 through 205.
III. Change of Location:
A. School owners who contemplate a relocation of a school shall submit an application for relocation on a form prescribed and provided by the board. The approved application shall require submission of, at least:
1. A floorplan of the proposed school, indicating room measurements, placing of equipment, partitions, entrances and exits, and plumbing.
2. Copies of brochures, catalogs, or any advertising materials in use or proposed to be used.
3. Certificate or letter indicating that the facility has met building or fire code requirements of local authorities.
4. A bond, or similarly binding surety, meeting the same criteria as set forth by Rule 201.B.2. of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
    For purposes of determining the amount of the tuition refund surety required, the "Proposed Opening Enrollment" shall be determined by the number of enrollments in the existing school at the time of Application for Change of Location.
5. Schedule of Teachers, indicating full time/part time.
6. Detailed Financial Statement indicating individual or corporate solvency.

7. Required Fee.

B. Relocation of a Cosmetology School within a radius of 15 miles from the existing school may not require submission of:
1. Copies of brochures, catalogs, or advertising materials, unless there have been substantial changes made.
2. Schedule of Teachers, unless there has been a change in those schedules from that which is on file at the board.
C. Upon receipt and approval of Application for School Approval, the board may conduct an Initial Inspection. The inspection shall be performed by two or more agents of the Board of Cosmetology for purpose of determining:
1. Suitability of:
(a) The proposed location
(b) Proposed rooms, including adequacy of floor space, plumbing, lighting, etc., in accordance with floorplan.
(c) Proposed items of equipment and material.
2. Satisfactory evidence of proper provisions for duly licensed teachers and Manager/Supervisor.
3. The findings of this initial Inspection shall be submitted to the board for its approval at its next regular meeting, and the applicant shall be notified in writing, of the decision of the board, within 30 days.
4. If the Board determines that the applicant is knowledgeable regarding requirements for licensure and operation of a school of cosmetology, the Board may waive the initial inspection if it so desires.
D. If application is found to be in order and the results of the initial inspection approved, a final inspection shall be made by two (2) agents of the board, at least one of which shall be a board member.
1. The final inspection shall be conducted in order to determine that all requirements as indicated in the application, have been strictly adhered to by the owners.
2. School has met building or fire code requirements as evidenced by inspection report of local authorities.
3. If all requirements and qualifications are met, written approval shall be issued. No school shall be considered approved for licensure until same has been executed.
E. The Cosmetology Board reserves the right to deny school approval to any applicant who fails to meet the requirements for conducting a school and/ or who fails to present satisfactory evidence of his or her business, professional and personal integrity.
IV. Change of Trade Name:
A school shall not change its trade name without having farst notified the board in writing of its intent to do so.
V. Renovation:
Before any major alteration or renovation of school is made, the plan of such alteration or renovation shall first be submitted to the board in writing and written approval must be received.
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207. SATELLITE CLASSROOM:

I. Definition: A satellite classroom is a supplemental training space located near the main school for the purpose of training an overflow of students who cannot be accommodated at the main school.
A. A satellite classroom shall be close enough to the main school to assure immediate supervision by the main school. The satellite classroom may be no further than five miles from the main school.
B. A clinic may not be operated at a satellite classroom location.
C. A school is responsible and accountable to the board for its satellite classroom location.
1. If ownership of the separate facility changes from that of the main school, board approval does not continue for the satellite facility.
2. The separate classroom must bear the same name as the main school, and shall be identified as such by an outside sign.
II. Application Procedure:
A. An application for a Separate Classroom Location shall be submitted on an application form prescribed and provided by the board, accompanied by such evidence, statements, or documents as therein required and filed with the board at its office in Jackson, Mississippi.
B. The following will be submitted with the application:
1. A fee of $25.00, which shall cover the cost of the inspection of the facility, and $5.00 for a duplicate of the main school license.
2. An area map noting the location of the satellite school in respect to the main school. The map shall include an appropriate scale.
3. A floor plan, indicating total square feet in the satellite classroom, and square feet of each section of the classroom, if it should consist of more than one section.
4. A description of the outside sign.
III. Approval Procedure:
A. Upon receipt and approval of an Application for Satellite Classroom approval, the board shall conduct an inspection to determme:
1. The suitability of:
(a) The proposed location
(b) Proposed classroom, including adequacy of floor space, plumbing, ventilation, lighting, etc., in accordance with floorplan.
(c) Proposed items of equipment and material
2. Satisfactory evidence of proper provision for duly licensed teacher(s).
3. If all requirements and qualifications are met, written approval shall be issued. No satellite classroom shall be considered approved, nor shall classes be allowed to begin in the satellite classroom until this approval has been executed.
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208. INSTRUCTION STAFF

A. There shall be on the staff at least one full-time instructor at all times, who shall
hold a current, active license as an instructor in this state.

B. Immediately upon employment, the school shall submit on a form approved by
the board, a Certification of Instructor employment which shall indicate full or
part-time employment.
 
C. The board shall be notified in writing, within ten (10) days of any changes in instructor staff of a school of cosmetology.

D. When the enrollment exceeds 20 students there shall be added to the staff an additional full-time instructor for every 20 students thereafter. Each student, including Student Instructor, manicurist, esthetician, and part-time shall be counted as a full-time enrollment.

E. For each full-time instructor there shall be no more than one (1) student instructor.
F. Absence from the classroom of the instructor shall be reported to the office of the board. Arrangements must be made for an instructor replacement during vacations, prolonged illness, etc. When the instructor is absent for one day or less, a student instructor or senior student may be left in charge. No chemical work shall be permitted when the school is left in the charge of a senior student.
G. An instructor/student instructor is strictly prohibited from practicing on paying patrons except in a classroom situation where such practice is for demonstration only.
H. All practice work by students shall be supervised and checked by an instructor licensed by this board.
I. All student instructors shall at all times, be under the direct supervision of an instructor who holds a current, active license issued by the board, except as provided by Rule 208.F.
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209. REQUIRED DISPLAY:

All schools shall display the following in a location conspicuous to the public:

A. Main School Facilities:
1. The current school license.
2. The current license of instructor teaching in the school.
3. The current cosmetology license of any student instructor.
4. The Sanitation Rules and Regulations of the Board.
5. A notice, in letters large enough to be read across the length of the room, that states: "All services in this school are performed by students who are in training; all work must be inspected by an instructor."
B. Satellite Classroom Facilities:
1. Duplicate School license
2. An outside sign, in letters large enough to be read from the street, which states "Satellite classroom only. No clinic work performed in this facility."
 
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210. SEPARATION OF SCHOOLS FROM OTHER BUSINESSES:

A.  A school shall not be conducted with any other business, including a salon. A school and another business shall be separated by walls of permanent construction, and shall not have doors or openings between them.
1. Any school which was licensed prior to the effective date of these rules, and which was approved for licensure contrary to this rule, shall be exempted from same.
B. Schools may offer cosmetology products and related articles for retail sale.
 
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211. SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC; RESTRICTIONS:

A. Students may render services to the public only under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor.
B. A student in a school shall not receive a salary or commission from the school for any cosmetology, manicuring, pedicuring or esthetic services while he is enrolled in the school as a student.
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212. STUDENT-SCHOOL CONTRACTS:

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213. RENEWAL OF LICENSE

I.  The adequacy of the surety which insures refund of unused tuition in the event of a school's closure, shall be reviewed annually by the board. The board shall require an adjustment of the surety if the school's tuition or average enrollment has increased for the twelve month period immediately preceding the review, and may allow a reduction of the surety if the average enrollment has decreased.
The amount of the surety requirement will be based on the following table:
AVERAGE ENROLLMENT   SURETY REQUIREMENT
0- 9                             $ 2,500 MINIMUM
                                        10-19                               5,000
                                        20-39                             10,000
                                        40-59                             15,000
                                        60-79                             20,000
                                  80 & over                             25,000 MAXIMUM
II. The information necessary to determine the amount of surety required by a school shall be submitted to the board at the time of renewal of the school's license on a form prescribed by the board, and sworn to by the Officers of the school. Proof of surety coverage shall be included with the form and the renewal.
III. The amount of surety to be required, as indicated above shall be applicable to renewals received from and after January 1, 1995; all existing schools renewing license after the effective date of this rule revision and before January 1, 1995, will be required to continue with the surety in effect on the date of its last renewal.
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214. SCHOOL INSPECTION:

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215. SCHOOL CLOSURE:

A. Immediately after a school ceases operations it shall notify the board of the closure by Certified Mail.
B. Within ten (10) days after a school ceases operation, it shall forward all student records to the board.
C. In the event a school ceases operations for a period of more than thirty (30) days, that school shall be considered by the board to be officially closed, and new license shall be required in accordance with Laws of the State of Mississippi, Section 73-7-16, and Rule 201, prior to operations resuming, either under original ownership or new ownership, except by notice for vacation or break, or acts of God.

3. SCHOOLS: STUDENT ENROLLMENT; CURRICULUM; RECORDS

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301. REQUIREMENT FOR ENROLLMENT

I.Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Esthetician, and Wigologist shall:
A. Have at least a tenth (10th) grade education or its equivalent
1. Applicants who do not have a high school diploma may submit transcript or report card as proof of their educational qualifications. Proof of educational qualification shall be submitted to the board not later than 30 days after date of enrollment. After this time period, no hours will be granted until the proof of educational qualification has been received in the board office.
2. At least 7 credits shall be required in order to be considered as completion of a tenth grade education.
3. When a student does not meet the educational requirement, such student may take a GED or an educational test approved by the board to determine his education qualifications. Results of such test shall be filed not later than 90 days after date of enrollment. Mter this time period, no hours will be granted until the proof of educational qualification has been received in the board office.
4. If a 10th grade equivalency test is not available, the board will accept as a 10th grade equivalent, an average of not less than thirty-seven (37) on a test given as a twelfth (12th) grade equivalency test.
B. Be no less than 16 years of age. An enrollee who is less than the minimum licensing age of 17 must submit a copy of his/her Birth Certificate along with other enrollment documents.
II. Student Instructor shall:
A. Have a Current Mississippi license to practice in the field in which he/she is enrolling as a student instructor.
1. The registration number must be filed with the enrolling school and the board at the time of enrollment.
2. The license of the student instructor must be posted at the school, in a location conspicuous to the public, and must be available for inspection by the board, or its authorized agent(s) during regular business hours.
B. Be no less than 20 years of age.
C. Have a high school education, or its equivalent.
D. Be a graduate of an accredited beauty school in this or any other state.
E. Be required to have proof of two (2) years active practical experience as a licensed cosmetologist, or esthetician, as the case may be, when enrolling in the 750 hour course of training (cosmetology), or the 600 hour course of training (esthetics).
     F. If the student instructor lacks the required experience, then the course of training shall be:
a. Cosmetology - 2000 hours.
b. Esthetics - 1000 hours.
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302. EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES:

I. The following equipment and supplies shall be issued by the school, to each student, upon enrollment, according to their course of training:
A. Cosmetologist:
1. Approved textbook/workbook(s)
2. State Law book; Rules and Regulations of the Board
3. Mannequin
4. A kit which shall be equipped with the following items:
    Rollers, assorted...................................4 dozen
    Brushes..........................................................4
    Combs...........................................................4
    Afro rake.......................................................1
    Large heavy comb, for comb out/color............1
    Scissors, straight......................................1 pair
    Razor & blades (box).....................................1
    Curling Iron (size no larger than a quarter).......1
    Clippies, box..................................................1
    Shampoo cape...............................................1
    Tweezers.......................................................1
    Tint brush or applicator bottle.........................1
    Manicuring equipment:
        Pusher........................................................1
        Orange Wood Stick...................................1
        File or emery board....................................1
        Cuticle nippers...........................................1
        Nail brush..................................................1
B. Manicuring:
          1. Approved Text book and workbook(s)
2. State Law Book; Rules & Regulations of the Board
3. Hand form and holder
4. Wet sanitizer
5. A kit which shall contain the following equipment:
    Finger bowl...............................................1
    Nail brush.................................................1
    Nail tips, various sizes..................1 package
    Student sculpture kit, with powder, liquid,
       brush, forms, and dabber.......................1
    Emery board, regular................................1
    Emery board, wide...................................1
    Buffer disks, pink and blue................3 each
    Cuticle nippers (or scissors)...............1 pair
    Metal pusher............................................1
    Orange Wood Stick.................................1
    Tweezers.................................................1
    Nail base coat/top coat............................1
    Ridge filler...............................................1
    Cuticle oil................................................1
    Nail glue..................................................1
(Note: nail polish, quick dry and remover [both acetone and non-acetone] should he dispensary items).
C. Esthetics:
1. Approved textbook/workbook(s)
2. State Law book; rules and regulations of the board.
3. A kit which shall contain the following equipment and supplies:
    Skin Cleanser.......................................4 ox.
    Skin Freshener.....................................4 oz.
    Moisturizer................................................1
    Foundation, light, medium & dark..........1 ea.
    Concealer, light , medium & dark...........1 ea.
    Blusher, light, medium & dark................1 ea.
    Eye Liner Pencil.........................................1
    Liquid or Cream Mascara..........................1
    Wedge Sponges....................................1 pk.
    Powder Brush............................................1
    Contour Brush...........................................1
    Applicators...........................................1 pk.
    Plastic Spatulas...................................1 doz.
II. Each student shall be provided a copy of the Mississippi Cosmetology Law and
Rules and Regulations of the board. Said book shall be purchased from the
Board, and shall not be copied for any purpose.
    The Board shall not charge the school more than the cost to produce said law
books; and the school shall not charge the students more than the purchase cost.

III. A student shall not be required to pay for supplies used in assigned practice
work or in clinic floor patron services.

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303. CURRICULUM

I .Cosmetologist: The curriculum for students enrolled in a course of 1500 hours of training extended over a period of not less than nine months shall be:
A. Theory requirements: 230 hours
1. Theory class shall be conducted in a separate classroom by a licensed instructor on the basis of six (6) hours minimum per week throughout the entire period of instruction.
2. Students shall not he permitted to leave a theory class to work on patrons.
B. Skill Requirements: 1200 hours
1. Skill training and clinic work shall be assigned and supervised by a licensed instructor.
C. Unassigned: 70 hours, used at instructor's discretion as need of student dictates.
A. Theory Requirements: 60 hours
1. Theory class shall be conducted in a separate classroom by a licensed instructor on the basis of 10 hours minimum per week throughout the entire period of instruction.
2. Students shall not be permitted to leave a theory class to work on patrons.
B. Skill Requirements: 190 hours
1. Skill training and clinic work shall he assigned and supervised by a licensed instructor.
III. Esthetician: The curriculum for students enrolled in a 600 hour course of training extended over a period of not less than 15 weeks shall be:
A. Theory Requirements: 100 hours
1. Theory class shall be conducted in a separate classroom by a licensed instructor on the basis of 7 hours minimum per week throughout the entire period of instruction.
2. Students shall not be permitted to leave a theory class to work on patrons.
B. Skill Requirements: 500 hours
1. Skill training and clinic work shall he assigned and supervised by a licensed instructor.
IV. Wig Specialist: The curriculum for a student enrolled in a course of 300 hours training, extended over a period of not less than eight (8) weeks shall be:

A. Theory Requirements: 75 hours

1. Theory classes shall be conducted in a separate classroom by a licensed instructor on the basis of 10 hours minimum per week through the entire course of training.
2. Students shall not be permitted to leave a theory class to work on patrons.
B. Skill Requirements: 225 hours
1. Skill training and clinic work shall be assigned and supervised by a licensed instructor.
V. Student Instructor:

A. The curriculum for a student enrolled in a school for a Cosmetology teacher-training course shall consist of:

1. 750 hours for those applicants with two (2) or more years active experience.
2. 2,000 hours for those applicants with less than two (2) years active experience.
B. The curriculum for a student enrolled in a school for an esthetician teacher training course shall consist of:
1. 600 hours for those applicants with two (2) or more years active experience.
C. Prior to application for examination, a student instructor shall be required to have completed twelve (12) semester hours in courses related to "methods of teaching." It is strongly recommended that the student seek approval of subject matter from the board prior to actual enrollment in the courses.
VI. Cross Over Barbers: The curriculum for a licensed Barber enrolled in a 500 hour course, as provided for in §73-7-13, extended over a period of not less than 12 1/2 weeks, shall he:
A. Theory Requirements: 65 hours
1. Theory class shall be conducted in a separate classroom by a licensed instructor on the basis of five (5) hours minimum per week through out the entire period of instruction.
2. Students shall not be permitted to leave a theory class to work on patrons.
B. Skill Requirements: 435 hours.
    Skill training and clinic work shall be assigned and supervised by a
    licensed instructor.
VII. Credit hours may be granted to a student in any course of training for demonstrations and for product knowledge being taught by suppliers, provided:
A. A licensed instructor is in attendance at all times.
B. The demonstrator holds a current permit issued by the board for this purpose.
C. If the demonstration/product knowledge is acquired off-campus, a sign-in sheet must he maintained by the school authority, and a copy sent to the board with the next regular monthly report.
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304. ATTENDANCE

A. Full-time students may be credited with no more than 40 hours weekly. Hours acquired in excess of the 40 hour per week maximum may be applied as make-up hours, provided they are used for that purpose within the month in which they were acquired.
B. A high school student wishing to enroll part-time shall acquire no less than two (2) months training as a full-time student hefore heing allowed part-time status.
C. Student Instructor:
1. Cosmetology instructor training shall extend over a period of not less than nineteen (19) weeks, provided, however, that not more than 40 hours weekly or less than 24 hours weekly are credited.
2. Esthetics instructor training shall extend over a period of not less than fifteen (15) weeks, provided, however that not more than 40 hours weekly or less than 24 hours weekly are credited.
D. Break in Attendance/Failure to apply for examination:
1. Where there is a break in attendance of at least three (3) years, but not more than five (5) years, students shall be credited with 2/3 of the original hours acquired. Where such break in attendance exceeds five (5) years but less than ten (10), students shall be credited with 1/2 of the original hours acquired. After a break in attendance of ten (10) or more years, no hours shall be credited.
2. Where a portion of the hours for the completion of a course of training was acquired out-of-state but the student did not complete the course in that state, the break in attendance rule will apply to the student who enrolls in a school in Mississippi for the completion of his/her training.
3. Where an individual has completed a course of training in this state, or any other state, and licensure is not obtained within 365 days after completion of said course, "brush up" hours of training shall be required before the individual shall be eligible for examination. The following rates of credit shall apply:
a. 366 days to three years - 10% of the total prescribed hours for the course of training which was completed.
b. over three years to seven years - 25% of total prescribed hours for the course of training which was completed.
c. over seven years - 50% of the total prescribed hours for the course of training which was completed.
4. This provision shall not apply to a person whose break in attendance, or failure to acquire licensure is due to a service in armed forces during period of war.
E. Any hours acquired toward a cosmetology course may be applied toward either a manicuring, esthetics, or wig specialist course, provided the hours acquired during the cosmetology training are applicable to the course of training to which the hours are to be applied.
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305. TRANSFER STUDENT

A. Hours acquired are transferable from one accredited school to another.
1. A student who desires to transfer from one school to another shall execute an application for transfer form prescribed by the board.
2. The transferring school shall complete the application for transfer in triplicate and forward the original copy to the board within ten (10) days after the student executes the application for transfer; one copy shall remain in the transferring school's files, and one copy shall be sent to the receiving school.
B. No consideration will be given by the board for transfer until all financial obligations to the attendant school have been met.
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306. INSIGNIA OR BADGES

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307. WORK UPON PAYING PATRON

A. A student enrolled in a school for a course of training shall he assigned work
upon a patron paying for services only after he/she has completed the following
hours of training and instruction:
1. Cosmetologist:                240 hours
2. Manicurist:                        40 hours
3. Esthetician:                        96 hours
4. Wig Specialist:                  48 hours

B. Students are not permitted to accept pay or remuneration of any kind during the course of training except cosmetic sale commissions or tips.

C. An instructor or student instructor shall not work upon a patron paying for services unless he/she is doing so in a teaching situation.
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308. RECORDS, FORM AND APPLICATIONS

All records forms and applications shall be on standard forms approved by the board.

A. All records shall be made available to the board or any or its agents at any time during business hours.
B. Each student shall make application for enrollment of forms approved by the
board.

1. The original of the enrollment form shall be filed with the board office no
later than 30 days after date of enrollment. After this time, no hours will be
granted until the enrollment form has been received in the board office.

2. The following shall be submitted with the enrollment form:

a. Proof of at least a tenth (10) grade education, or its equivalent (See Rule 301.A1.)
b. A statement certifying that the student has received the following:
(1) copy of student/school contract
(2) copy of school rules and regulations
(3) copy of the Mississippi Cosmetology law and rules and regulations of the board
(4) approved text book
(5) mannequin or hand form as the case may be
(6) student kit adherent to the rules and regulations of the board.
C. Each student shall record on the time clock, or time sheet, as approved by the board, when starting or completing daily instruction or training, when leaving and returning to school premises, and the commencement and termination of lunch period.
1. Unless the school utilizes a time clock, the board approved "Student Daily Sign-In and Out Sheet" must be used.
2. All student clock hours must be derived from either a time card or the approved form; no other will be accepted by the board to substantiate the students' acquired hours.
3. If a student fails to sign/clock in or out, or if another student signs/clocks in or out for a student, hours shall not be granted for that time period.
4. Should an error occur, changes may be made only by the supervising instructor and shall bear the signature of the instructor and the student at the point of change. Failure to do so shall result in non-credit of hours for that time period.

E. A daily report, approved by the board, shall be utilized by each student, which shall list all subjects taught in the course of training and provided in the curriculum.

1. The daily report shall recapitulate the student's work for the day, and shall support the time card/sign-in sheet for that day.

2. The daily report shall be maintained at the student's work station and shall be initialed by both the instructor and the student after each practice.

F. On or before the 10th of each month following enrollment, a monthly summary report of hours acquired on each student shall be submitted to the office of the board, and one copy shall be posted on the bulletin board in the school.

G. In the event a student withdraws from classes before completing the course, a final transcript of his/her hours and grades, certified by the school, shall be filed with the board within 30 days. A copy of the final transcript shall be transmitted to the student by the school at no cost to the student.

H. Any student who wishes to re-enroll after an absence of 3O days, and is approved by the school for re-enrollment, must complete a re-enrollment form as approved by the board.

I.Upon completion of training, a final transcript of student hours and grades, certified by the school, shall be filed with the board within 30 days. A copy of the final transcript shall be transmitted to the student by the school at no cost to the student.

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401. EXAMINATIONS

I.Eligibility Requirements
A. Cosmetologist, manicurist, estheticians, and wig specialists:
1. Must be at least 17 years of age.
2. Be able to read, write and speak English.
3. Must have at least a twelfth (12th) grade education or its equivalent.
4. Must have successfully completed a course of training for which application for licensure is being made.
B. An application for examination must be submitted on a form prescribed by
the board and accompanied by the following:
1. Required fee.
2. Two recent head photographs of the applicant, taken within 90 days prior to application.
3. Certified transcript of completion of a course of training for which application for licensure is being made, reflecting a grade average of no less than 85%.
a. Cosmetologist: at least 1500 hours extended over a period of no less than nine (9) months.
b. Manicurist: at least 250 hours extended over a period of no less than six (6) weeks.
c. Esthefician: at least 600 hours extended over a period of no less than fifteen (15) weeks.
d. Wig Specialist: at least 300 hours extended over a period of no less than eight (8) weeks.
e. Cosmetologist Student Instructor: at least 750 hours extended over a period of no less than nineteen (19) weeks, or 2000 hours extended over a period of no less than 50 weeks, if experience requirements are not met.
f. Esthetics Student Instructor: at least 600 hours extended over a period of no less than fifteen (15) weeks, or 1,000 hours extended over a period of no less than twenty-five weeks, if experience requirements are not met.
II. Out-dated License:
A. Any person who has been licensed in this state, and whose license has expired for a period of three (3) or more years, must make application for examination.
B. The application for examination must be submitted on a form prescribed by the board and must be accompanied by:
1. The required fee.
2. Two recent head photographs of the applicant, taken within 90 days prior to application.
3. Record of last renewal, including registration number, and date of expiration.
III. Out-of-State Applicant:
A. Any person who is licensed by a state with whom Mississippi does not have provision for reciprocity licensure, or any student who is at least seventeen years of age, has successfully completed a course of training in another state which meets this state's minimum requirements, but is not licensed in that state, may submit an application for examination.
B. The application must be submitted on a form prescribed by the board and must be accompanied by:
1. The required fee.
2. Two recent head photographs taken within 90 days prior to application.
3. A copy of current out-of-state license (if applicable).
4. Proof of at least a 12th grade education or its equivalent.
5. An affidavit approved by this board, completed and signed by the board official in the state from which the current license is held or the education was acquired, as the case may be.
IV. Instructor In-state:
A. Examination Eligibility requirements:
1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
2. Must be able to read, write and speak English.
3. Must possess a high school education or its equivalency.
4. Must possess a current Mississippi "operator" license.
5. Must have successfully completed twelve (12) semester hours in course(s) approved by the board as "Methods of Teaching."
6. Must have successfully completed a course of training for which application for licensure is being made.
B. Application must be accompanied by:
1. Required fee
2. Two (2) recent head photographs, taken within 90 days prior to application.
3. Certified transcript of the completion of the course of training for which application for examination is being made.
a. Cosmetology Instructor: at least 750 hours, with two years experience, or 2000 hours without the experience.
b. Esthetics Instructor: at least 600 hours, with two years experience, or 1,000 without the experience.
4. Certified original transcript evidencing successful completion of twelve (12) semester hours "Methods of Teaching" as approved by the board.
5. Copy of current "operator" license.
V. Out-of-State Instructor:
A. An instructor from another state may submit an application for examination provided he/she:
1. Holds a current, valid instructor's license in the state from which he/ she is coming.
2. Has a high school education, or its equivalent.

3. Has three (3) years or more experience as a licensed instructor, or meets the criteria of this state as set forth in Rule 401.IV.

4. Has completed twelve semester hours in courses approved by this board as "Methods of Teaching."

5. Can read, write and speak English.

6. Must be at least 21 years of age.

B. The application must be submitted on a form prescribed by the board and must be accompanied by:
1. Required fee
2. Two (2) recent head photographs taken within 90 days prior to application.
3. Proof of high school education or its equivalent.
4. An affidavit, on a form approved by the board, evidencing three (3) years experience as a licensed instructor.
5. An affidavit, on a form approved by the board, completed and signed by the board official in the state from which the current license is held, attesting to education and licensure status.
6. Certified original transcript evidencing successful completion of 12 hours "Methods of Teaching," as approved by the board.
VI. Grade Average
A. All students enrolled in a school as an instructor trainee, cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, or wig specialist, must maintain an average grade of not less than 85% in both the theory and practical segments of the course in order to be eligible to apply for examination for licensure.
B. Any student with a final transcript indicating that there is less than the 85% average in either or both segments, must first return to school and successfully pass any testing or meet whatever criteria that school may set forth to bring the average to the required 85%, prior to being accepted for examination.
 
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402. PERMIT TO WORK

I. A. Any student or student instructor who has completed the total number of prescribed hours in a course of training may be issued a permit to work in that capacity, upon request, provided the following requirements have been met:
1.An application for examination has been made, and approved by the board.
2. An application for a permit to work has been submitted on a form approved by the board, which includes the following information:
a. Name and address of the establishment in which applicant is to be employed.
b. Establishment registration number, current certificate ( license) num ber and expiration date of license.
c. Name of supervising cosmetologist or instructor, as the case may be. (Supervisor)
d. Supervisor registration number, current certificate (1icense) number and expiration date of license.
B. Permit to work will not be processed unless all information is complete or if either the establishment or supervisor licenses are expired, or if false information is reflected on the application.
C. 1. The supervising cosmetologist must be employed on a full-time basis by the establishment in which the student has made application for a permit, and must be present at all times that the student is working.
    2. A student instructor who has been issued a Permit to Work shall not be required to be under the constant supervision of a licensed instructor.
D. An approved permit to work will be sent, in the applicant's name, directly to the employing establishment.
1. Any student found to be working in any establishment before receipt of a temporary permit to work shall be sent home by the state board agent.
2. Any establishment owner found to be employing a student without a temporary work permit shall be cited for employing non-licensed personnel, and such case could be cause for establishment license suspension.
E. If any student has received a temporary permit to work and fails any portion of the practical or written examination, that student shall no longer be eligible to work.
1. The student and the employing establishment will be notified of the student's ineligibility to work.
2. The employing establishment will be notified to return the permit immediately. Failure to do so or for the student to continue working, could be considered just cause for suspension of the establishment license and denial of the student's licensure.
F. Failure to appear for examination when called, shall result in cancellation of permit to work, except in the case of documented illness or death in the immediate family.
1. The student and the employing establishment will be notified of the student's ineligibility to work.
2. The employing establishment will be notified to return the permit immediately. Failure to do so or for the student to continue working, could be considered just cause for suspension of the establishment license, and denial of the student's licensure.
G. No cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics, or wigology student may work in a salon while in the process of acquiring their training.
II. Out-dated Applicant: Permit to Work
A. Any applicant who has been previously licensed in this state and who has failed to renew their license within a three year period, may be issued a Permit to Work under the following conditions:
1. Application for examination is made within three years of the out dated status, that is, up to six years fiom the date of license expiration. After this time shall have passed, no Permit to Work will be issued.
 
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403. EXAMINATIONS

I. An examination for a cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, wig specialist, or instructor shall be both written and practical.
A. The applicant shall demonstrate by practical examination, minimal skills and knowledge necessary for the license sought.
B. The applicant shall successfully complete a written examination demonstrating knowledge of professional, health and safety methods, and procedures and knowledge of Mississippi Statutes and rules pertinent to the practice of cosmetology at the level of the license sought.
II. Grades necessary to pass examination:
A. Basic Examinations (Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Esthetician, Wigologist):

A person taking the Board of Cosmetology examinations shall be granted
a license to practice if such person shall make an examination grade of not
less than 70 on each portion of the practical examination, and not less than
70 on both the state and national written examination.

B. Instructor Examinee: A person taking the Board of Cosmetology Instructor examination shall be granted a license to practice if such person shall make an examination grade of not less than 75 on each portion of the practical examination, and not less than 75 on both the state and national written examination.
III. Oral Examinations: If a person has failed to make a passing grade in the written segment of the basic examination, an oral examination will be considered upon the written request of the school in which his/her course of training was acquired. No oral examination will be considered on the first attempt, except in those cases where the individual has a disability as defaned by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and reqaires special accommodation which could be satisfied with the administration of an oral examination.
IV. The board shall make and keep an accurate record of each examination.
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404. EXAMINATION FEE FORFEITURE

A. Licensure Fee: An applicant fails to appear for examination within 90 days of receipt of application, provided, however, in no case will a forfeiture occur because of failure of the board to schedule an approved applicant for examination.
B. Examination Fee: Applicant fails to appear for examination when scheduled except in the case of documented illness or death in immediate family.
 
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405. FAILURE TO QUALIFY

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501. DEFINITIONS

1. "MSBC" means the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
2. "CEIT' means Continuing Education in Instructor Training.
3. "MS" means Master Cosmetologist.
4. "Biennial" means every two years (24 months).
5. "Category" means any one of seven areas in which continuing education hours may be acquired.
6. "MCSA" means Mississippi Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association.
7. "MIBA" means Mississippi Independent Beautician's Association.
9. "SOTA" means School Owner's and Teacher's Association.
10. "T & T" means Mississippi State Department of Education, Vocational- Technical Bureau, Trade and Technical Division.
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502. CONTINUED EDUCATION REQUlREMENT

I. Instructor's and Master Cosmetologist:

A. In order to renew an instructor's license in an active status, proof of
acquisition of twenty-four (24) CEIT hours must be submitted to the board
biennially on a form approved by the board.

503. Credit will be given for CEIT/MC hours in the following categories, providing all requirements set forth by the board have been met:
A. Credit accrues at the rate of one hour for each hour of contact.
1. An individual must actually be in attendance for each contact hour claimed. No credit will be given for missed sessions, social hours, breaks and related activities, or business meetings.
2. Unless credit hours are acquired in Category 2, a minimum of four (4) CEIT/MC hours must be acquired in Category I.
3 All credit hours may be acquired in Category I, but participants are encouraged to distribute their activities among other categories.
B. In order for an activity to be approved for CEIT/MC hours in this category, the following criteria must be met:
1. The activity must have significant intellectual or practical content and its primary objective must be to increase the participant's professional competency as an instructor or master cosmetologist.
2. The activity must be offered by a sponsor having substantial, recent experience in offering CEIT/MC courses or demonstrated ability to organize and present effectively CEIT/MC courses. Demonstrated ability arises partly from the extent to which individuals with training or educational experience are involved in the planning, instruction, and supervision of the activity.
a. the following sponsors are recognized by the board as having
met the criteria set forth above:
1) Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
2) Mississippi Hairdressers & Cosmetology Association
3) School Owners & Teachers Association
4) Mississippi Independent Beauticians Association
5) Mississippi Cosmetology School Association
6) Mississippi State Department of Education, T & T Division
7) Out of State continuing education certified by that State's board, commission, or department of registration & licen sure.
b. Other sponsors may be added to this list as their identities and programs are confirmed by the board.
c. The board may, at any time, re-evaluate a program and revoke approval of the sponsor.
3. The activity itself must be conducted by an individual or group qualified by practical or academic experience. The program, including the named advertised participant, must be conducted substantially as planned, subject to emergency withdrawals and alterations.
4. Thorough, high quality, readable, and carefully prepared written materials must be made available to all participants at or before the time the course is presented, unless the absence of such materials is recognized as reasonable and approved by the board; mere outline without citations or explanatory notations will not be sufficient.
5. The activity must be conducted in a physical setting conducive to learning.
6. As a minimum, the activity must consist of not less than two hours of actual instruction.
7. Activities that cross academic lines, such as a financial aid seminar, may be considered for approval.
8. The costs of the program to the participant, apart from optional meals, lodging, travel, etc., should be reasonable considering subject matter, instructional level, etc.
C. Any sponsor desiring approval of a course, program or other activity, will apply to the board by submitting all supporting documentation no less than forty-five days prior to the date for which the course or program is scheduled.
1. The board will advise the applicant in writing within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the completed application whether the activity is approved or disapproved. Applicants denied approval of a program or activity may appeal such decision by submitting a letter of appeal to the board within fifteen (15) days of the receipt of the notice of the disapproval.
2. The sponsor of an approved CEIT/MC activity may advertise in informational brochures and programs provided by the sponsor, as follows:
    "This course has been approved by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology for a maximum of hours credit in continuing education for instructor of master cosmetologist."
3. The board will approve only those activities in which the board or its employees can verify that the subjects being presented conform to the board's policies. The board shall have the right to freely enter and observe all or appropriate portions of such activities.
4. The board may at any time re-evaluate and revoke approval of a particular activity.
II. Category 2: Successful completion of organized course work or activities
which bestow college credit not specifically cosmetology or cosmetology-
related, but which are professionally enriching or directly benefiting the
individual in his/her present position.
    Credit accrues at the rate of twelve (12) CEIT/MC hours for each three (3)
    semester hours. All credit hours may be acquired in category 2.

III. Category 3: Development, preparation, and presentation of an activity, such as
described in Category 1, which requires effort beyond the general scope of the
individual's normal duties or job descriptiort.
    Credit accrues at the rate of two (2) contact hours for each hour of
    presentation. After meeting the minimum requirement of Category 1
    hours, all other credit hours may be acquired in Category 3.

IV. Category 4: Teaching an approved CEIT activity, provided that presentations are accompanied by thorough, high quality, readable, and carefully prcpared materials (generated by the presenter).

A. Credit accrues at the rate of:

1. Four (4) hours credit for each instructional hour of presentation, if all criteria are met.
2. Two hours credit for each instructional hour of presentation if presentation accompanied by one or two page outlines, or not accompanied by written materials.
3. Repeat presentations will accrue at one half the credit applicable to the initial presentation.
B. After meeting the minimum requirement of Category 1 hours, all other credit hours may be acquired in Category 4.

V. Category 5: Preparation, writing and publication of cosmetology or cosmetology related subject matter which requires effort beyond the general scope of the individual's duties or job description.

A. Credit accrues at the rate of:

1. 15 hours for each publication requiring technical review.
2. 5 hours for an article or series of articles of a substantial nature in magazines, newspapers, or similar publications.
B. After meeting the minimum requirement of Category 1 hours, all other credit hours may be acquired in Category 5.

VI. Category 6: Self-improvement in cosmetology or cosmetology related subject. Included is participation in or attendance at meetings such as those conducted by state boards of cosmetology or professional associations.

A. The activity must deal primarily with matters related to the enhancement of the participants knowledge (MC) or to the teaching of cosmetology, manicuring, wigology, esthetics, professional responsibility or ethical obligations of master cosmetologists or instructors, or any related field of expertise.

1. In order to receive any credit in this category, an individual claiming hours for professional meetings, etc. should make certain that proof exists of their participation, such as inclusion on registration lists, etc. The burden of furnishing proof of compliance will rest with the licensee.
2. Credit accrues at the rate of ½ contact hour for each hours of activity.
3. No more than three (3) hours credit will be allowed in this category.
VII. Category 7: Holding an elected or appointed office or active committee assignment in the MSBC or allied professional organizations.

A. Credit accrues at the rate of:

1. Five (5) hours per year for holding office or chairing an assignment.
2. Two (2) hours per year for active committee membership.
B. After meeting the minimum hour requirement of Category 1, all hours may be acquired in this category.
504. DOCUMENTATION OF CONTINUED EDUCATION HOURS
I. Instructors: On or before the renewal of a license after the close of the most current biennial period, an instructor shall submit a report on a form as prescribed and approved by the board, which shall verify completion of the required twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education. The report shall be accompanied by applicable proof of participation in activities for any category in which credit is claimed. Said proof of continuing education must be submitted in order to renew a license in an active status.
II. Master Cosmetologist:
A. In order to receive an license as a master cosmetologist, an applicant shall submit a report, on a form as prescribed and approved by the board, which shall verify completion of the required sixteen (16) hours of continuing education. The reports shall be accompanied by applicable proof of participation in activities for any category in which credit is claimed.
B. In order to renew a license as a master cosmetologists, an applicant shall submit a report, on a form as prescribed and approved by the board, which shall verify completion of the required eight (8) hours of continuing education. The report shall be accompanied by applicable proof of participation in activities for any category in which credit is claimed.
III. The board reserves the right to require additional documentation and proof for reported activities. When asked for additional documentation, the burden of furnishing proof of compliance shall rest with the licensee.
 
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601. RECIPROCITY:

I. Application must be accompanied by:
1. Required fee
2. Affidavit, on a form approved by the board, from the state in which licensure is held, which attests to training and status of current licensure.
3. Copy of current, valid, out-of-state license.
4. One recent head photograph.
II. When all the requirements for licensure have been satisfied, applicant may be issued a letter of certification authorizing applicant to work in the state of Mississippi until license may be generated.
III. No applicant will be issued verbal permission to work.
 
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602. FEE RECEIPTS:

I. New applications: No refunds will be made for any fees received for licensure processing, even if the requested license is not issued.
II. Renewal Fees:
A. Cosmetology School License Renewal: A school owner who fails to renew his salon license within one (1) year from date of expiration shall make a new application for licensure as prescribed in Section 73-7-16, and Rule 201.
B. Salon License Renewal: A salon owner who fails to renew his salon
license within one (1) year from date of expiration shall make a new
application for licensure as prescribed in Section 73-7-17, and Rule 701.
C. All licensees:
1. The postmark date on the transmittal envelope of the renewal application and fee shall be determinative in ascertaining whether receipt was prior to the expiration of the grace period.
2. Application for renewal of license which are not accompanied by the provided renewal form will be assessed a fee for lost renewal form.
3. When an applicant for new or renewed license has not submitted required documentation or proper fee, applicant shall be notified by same by mail, and license processing shall be placed on "hold" for a maximum of ninety (90) days, during which time no additional fees or charge shall be assessed. If, however, a period of 90 days has passed without submittal of required information or balance due, credited fees will be forfeited.
 
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701. PROCEDURE FOR OPENING OF NEW SALON:

I. An application for a license to operate a salon shall be submitted on a form prescribed and provided by the board, accompanied by such evidence, statements or documents as therein required and filed with the board at its office in Jackson, Mississippi.
A. The following information will be required on the application:
1. The name of the proposed salon.
2. The address, location, and the phone number of the proposed salon.
3. The names and addresses of the proposed owners. If a partnership or corporation, the names and addresses of all principals shall be provided.
4. Owner's Social Security Number
5. If the proposed owner is not a licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, or wigologist, the name and registration number of an individual licensed by this board, who will manage the salon.
6. Any applicant for a salon license desiring to limit the practice therein to manicuring or esthetics or wigology only shall so state on such application, and any license issued thereon shall authorize only the practice of manicuring or estheties or wigology.
B. In addition to the above the following information will be submitted with the application:

          1. Required Fee
          2. A list of the equipment the salon proposes to have on hand.

C. An incomplete application shall be returned to the applicant with in thirty (30) days after receipt by the board, with the cause for return.
II. Inspection and Approval for Licensure.
A. If the application is found to be in order, the board will conduct an inspection of the premises to determine if all requirements, as indicated in the law, including minimum equipment requirements, have been strictly adhered to by the owner(s) of the proposed salon. If the requirements are not met, and the inspector cannot approve the salon, there will be an additional fee for each inspection made before licensing the salon.
B. Temporary Verbal Permission: After receipt of application, and verification of data, a proposed salon may receive temporary verbal permission to operate pending final inspection and approval.
1. Applicant should allow at least three working days after mailing salon application in order to insure receipt of application in the board offices. After this period of time applicant may call the board office and request "Temporary Verbal Permission to operate."
2. In order to receive temporary verbal permission, the salon should be ready for operation by meeting all minimum equipment requirements as set forth in Rule 702 below.
3. Temporary verbal permission does not constitute final approval of the salon, which may only be granted by physical inspection as set forth above.
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702. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

I. A salon must have the following minimum equipment in order to be approved
for licensure:
Outside sign readily visible from the street
One (1) dresser or work station with mirror for each operator.
One (1) shampoo bowl and chair
One (1) dryer per two work stations. (For purposes of this rule, a dryer shall be defined as "a chair or standing hair dryer with a hood, either stationary or portable.
Twelve (12) combs and twelve (12) brushes per operator.
One (1) covered towel container for soiled towels
Closed cabinet for clean towels
One (1) wet sterilizer per operator
One (1) dry sanitizer. (Any clean, closed container will be considered adequate)
Covered trash can
Sufficient equipment for giving complete beauty service
II. Salons in which manicuring only is practiced must have the following minimum equipment:
Outside sign readily visible from the street
One (1) manicure table with lamp per manicurist
One (1) patron chair and manicure stool per manicurist
One (1) wet sanitizer (cotton and alcohol) per manicurist
One (1) finger bowl per manicurist
Dry sanitizer for clean implements
Closed cabinet for supplies
Covered trash can
Sufficient equipment for giving complete manicuring/pedicuring services
         III. Salons in which esthetics only is practiced must have the following minimum
         equipment:
Outside sign readily visible from the street
Treatment Area(s) located so as to insure privacy of the patron
One (1) treatment bed, table or chair, and one (1) operator stool per operator
One (1) lavatory for each treatment area
One (1) covered container for soiled linens
One (1) closed cabinet for clean linens
One (1) closed cabinet for supplies
One (1) free standing magnifying light per two (2) operators
One (1) woods lamp per two (2) operators
One (1) wet sterilizer per operator
One (1) dry sterilizer
Adequate supply of client drapes and linens (towels, sheets, and pillow covers)
Covered trash can
Sufficient equipment for giving complete esthetics services
IV. Salons in which wigology only is practiced must have the following minimum equipment:
Outside sign readily visible from the street
One (1) shampoo bowl or lavatory
12 combs and 12 brushes
One (1) covered towel container for soiled towels
One (1) closed cabinet for clean towels
One (1) wet and dry sanitizer
One (1) dresser with mirror
Covered trash can
One (1) dryer
Sufficient equipment for giving complete services for wigs
V. All cosmetological establishments shall have an outside entrance except salons in department stores or buildings with a main entrance.
VI. In addition to the above rules, a home establishment shall meet the following
criteria:
1. The wall between the salon and home must be of ceiling height.

2. If a door exists between the beauty salon and the remainder of the house, said door must be kept closed during business hours.

3. Bathroom facilities shall be separate from home facilities.

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703. SALON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP; ADDITION OF PARTNERS; CHANGE OF LOCATION; CHANGE OF TRADE NAME

No license is transferrable from one owner to another or from one location to another.
          I. Change of Ownership
1. Salon owners who contemplate selling or transferring the ownership of a salon shall notify the board in writing prior to the sale or transfer.
2. Where a sale or transfer of ownership shall occur, the prospective owners shall make application for a new salon in accordance with Rules 701-702, and shall pay the required fee therefor.
II. Addition or Change of Partners
A. Where a partnership is added, or changed, and at least one partner or original owner remains, then a new salon application shall not be required.
B. Written notification of the change in partnership should be made to the board within thirty (30) days of such change.
C. At any time that the original applicant(s) shall no longer be a partner in the salon, an Application of Approval of a New Salon shall be made in accordance with Rules 701-703, and the prescribed fee therefor shall be paid.
III. A Salon Owner who contemplates relocation of the salon shall make application for a new salon in accordance with Rules 701-703, and shall pay the required fee therefor.
A. A change of location shall include moving an existing establishment:
1. from one address to another.
2. from one building, or area within a building, to another, even when a '"hange of address" does not occur.
B. An application for a new salon shall not be required when:
1. a portable building is moved from one specific site on a lot to another site on the same lot, and there is no change in equipment.
2. where an establishment has been destroyed by fire or act of God, and is rebuilt in the same location.
IV. Change of Trade Name
A salon shall not change its trade name without having first notified the board in writing of its intent to do so.
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801. ENFORCEMENT

I. The holder or holders of an establishment license, or the person in charge of any such establishment shall be liable for the implementation and maintenance of the sanitary conditions of the establishment.
II. Any student, licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or wigologist shall be held individually liable for the implementation and maintenance of the sanitary conditions of his/her station and equipment.
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802. POSTING SANITARY RULES

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803. INTERIOR

I. Each establishment shall be kept clean and in good repair. Floors in wet station (styling area) shall be covered with a non-porous material readily cleanable.

 II. All solid waste and refuse shall be kept in containers with tight fitting lids and shall be removed from the premises as frequenfly as necessary to prevent a nuisance and unsightliness. Dogs (except dogs for the blind), cats, birds, and other pets shall not be permitted in an establishment.

III. Water Supply

A. Each establishment shall be provided with an adequate supply of potable running water, under pressure, from an approved source. The potable water system shall be installed to preclude the possibility of backflow, with no cross connections through which the potable water might become contaminated.
B. Adequate drinking water facilities shall be conveniently located in each establishment. Either individual paper cups or an approved type slanting spray drinking fountain shall be provided.
C. All drinking fountains shall be maintained in a sanitary manner and the stream of water from the fountain head shall be properly regulated.
D The use of common cup, glass or other receptacle for drinking purposes is expressly prohibited.
IV. Toilet Facilities
A. Every establishment shall be provided with adequate and conveniently located toilet facilities.
B. At least two toilet facilities shall be provided in each school for the students and patrons. At least one toilet facility should be provided for employees in other establishments.
C. All toilet rooms shall be kept clean and in good repair.
D. All toilet rooms shall be well lighted and ventilated to the outside air.
E. Home salons shall have toilet facilities within the salon premises.
F. All establishments located on a street or alley where a system of sanitary sewers is available shall have a properly constructed sewer connection to said sewer system unto which human excreta and other liquid waste, shall be disposed. Where no sanitary sewer system is available, all human excreta and other liquid waste must be disposed of in a sewage disposal system meeting all the requirements of the Mississippi State Department of Health and/or the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources.
G. Adequate and convenient hand-washing facilities, including lavatory, hot and cold running water under pressure, soap or an adequately supplied soap dispenser, and individual towels shall be provided in or adjacent to every toilet room.
H. Waste and Refuse: All solid waste and refuse shall be kept in containers with tight fitting lids and be removed from the premises as frequently as necessary to prevent a nuisance and unsighiliness. All solid waste and refuse shall be disposed of in an approved manner.
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804. PERSONAL SANITATION

I. Cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, and wigologists shall be allowed to wear any type of clothing or apparel while at work so long as such clothing or apparel is sanitary.
 
II. Every person practicing cosmetology, manicuring and pedicuring, esthetics or wigology in an establishment shall thoroughly wash his or her hands before and after serving a patron.

III. Infectious Disease

A. Persons with a communicable disease or parasitic infection that is medically recognized to be transmittable by the type of contact that cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, or wigologists have with clients, shall not be permitted to practice in an establishment until their condition is no longer communicable under those circumstances.
B. Likewise, clients who have a communicable disease or parasitic infection that is transmissible to other clients or to a cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or wigologist through the type of contact the client would have with the cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, wigologist, or other clients, should not be accommodated in an establishment.
 
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805. CHAIRS, SHAMPOO BOARDS AND BOWLS

I. The head-rest chair shall be provided with a clean towel or paper sheet for each patron.
II. Shampoo boards and bowls must be cleaned with soap and water or other detergent after each shampoo, kept in good repair and in a sanitary condition at all times.
 
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806. TOWELS

I. After a towel has once been used, it shall be deposited in a closed receptacle, and shall not again be used until properly laundered and sanitized.
II. Used towels shall be laundered either by regular commercial laundering or by a non-commercial laundering process which includes the following treatment:
Immersion in water at 160 F for not less than five minutes at some time
during the washing or rinsing operation.
II. All clean towels are to be stored in a dust-free cabinet.

IV. A sanitary neck strip or towel shall be used to keep all protective covering from coming in direct contact with a patron.

807. BOTTLES AND CONTAINERS
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808. INSTRUMENTS AND SUPPLIES

I. All instruments and supplies which have been used in direct contact upon a patron, or which have become soiled in any manner whatever, shall be removed from workstands or utility trays, placed in a properly labeled receptacle provided for the purpose, and shall not be used on another patron until they have been properly cleaned and sanitized.
II All supplies such as cotton, ear pads, neck strips and protectors which cannot be sanitized by one of the procedures covered by Rule 809 must be destroyed immediately after use.
III. Carrying instruments in or on garments or uniforms is prohibited. No person practicing cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics, or wigology in an establishment shall carry any instruments or supplies in or on a garment or uniform.

IV. Use of brush-type neck dusters is prohibited.

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809. SANITIZING INSTRUMENTS, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:

II. A. Instruments except as provided for in Rule 810, shall be immersed in an approved germicidal solution before being used again. Satisfactory sanitizing shall consist of any one of the following:
1. Immersion in boiling water or steam for at least five minutes.
2. Immersion for at least five minutes is isopropyl alcohol (70%).
3. Immersion for ten minutes in household bleach (1 to 10). This disinfectant is highly corrosive to metals.
4. Immersion for ten or more minutes in quaternary ammonium com pounds (1 to 1000) - Only for disinfection of nonsharp instruments such as combs, since this is not a virucidal agent, i.e., it will not kill some blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis B.
B. Instruments shall be rinsed with water after sanitizing.
C. No germicidal, sanitizing, or cleaning chemicals will be mixed in the salon.
D. When a germicidal solution is used each instructor, cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, or wigologist must maintain a sanitized suitable container for that purpose. Instruments and brushes when not in use shall be kept in a clean, sanitized closed receptacle.
E. Ultraviolet ray cabinets may be used, but are not acceptable as approved disinfecting devises.
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810. SANITIZING ELECTRIC CLIPPERS AND METAL INSTRUMENTS

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811. SANITIZING MANICURE INSTRUMENTS WHILE IN USE ON A PATRON

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812. ARRESTING BLEEDING

I. The use of alum and styptic pencil is prohibited.
II. The use of liquid or powdered astringents is permissible, and such powdered or liquid astringents shall be applied by means of a sanitized piece of gauze or cotton.
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813. TISSUE DESTRUCTION

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814. MASSAGING

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815. CREAMS, LOTIONS, POWDER, AND OTHER COSMETICS

I. All creams, lotions, and other cosmetics used on patrons must be kept in clean and closed containers.
II. All powder used on patrons must be kept in a clean shaker or may be applied by means of cotton or other sanitized applicator.
III. Creams and other semi-solid substances must be removed from the container with a sanitized spatula or other article. The use of fingers for removing creams, etc., is prohibited.
IV. Lotions or fluids shall be poured into a sanitized glass or other container and shall be applied to the patron by means of cotton or sanitized applicator. Any excess remaining after application shall neither be returned to the original container nor applied to another patron, but shall be discarded immediately.
V. Creams, lotions, powder and other cosmetics shall be removed by means of cotton, gauze, pledgets, soft absorbent paper, or other sanitized material.

VI. Eyebrow pencils must be sharpened after being used on a patron.

VII. The use of cake mascara is prohibited.