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WVC 30-27-8A

§30-27-8a. Barber apprentice.

(a) The board may establish an apprenticeship program to become a barber. A barber apprentice shall work at all times under the direct supervision of a licensed barber and any permit issued by the board to work as a barber apprentice does not allow a person to practice individually as a barber.

(b) An applicant for a barber apprenticeship shall present satisfactory evidence that he or she:

(1) Is at least sixteen years of age;

(2) Is of good moral character;

(3) Is in high school or has a high school diploma, a GED, or has passed the “ability to benefit test” approved by the United States Department of Education;

(4) Has paid the applicable fee;

(5) Has a certificate of health from a licensed physician;

(6) Is a citizen of the United States or is eligible for employment in the United States; and

(7) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board.

(c) An applicant for a sponsor of a barber apprentice shall present satisfactory evidence that he or she:

(1) Is licensed as a barber under the provisions of this article;

(2) Has paid the applicable fee; and

(3) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board.

(d) A sponsor of a barber apprentice shall be a current licensed barber with at least five years’ experience and has worked in a shop for the last five years.

(e) The board may propose emergency rules and rules for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to implement the provisions of this section, including:

(1) The requirements for:

(A) The barber apprenticeship program;

(B) The barber apprentice permit; and

(C) A licensed barber to sponsor a barber apprentice;

(2) Procedures for an examination;

(3) A fee schedule; and

(4) Any other rules necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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