FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. IS THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THE SAME AS A TRADITIONAL COSMETOLOGY OR BARBERING SCHOOL?
No, the apprenticeship program is designed for a student to work/train in the salon/barber shop and earn a salary
2. HOW MANY HOURS DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE IN THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
3200 hours of On The Job Training in the establishment plus 240 hours of Related Training in the classroom.
3. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
Approximately 18 to 24 months.
4. DOES THE APPRENTICE STUDENT EARN A SALARY?
Yes, the salary is determined by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). The initial payment is minimum wage and gradually increases as determined in the Committee Standards.
5. IS THE COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE OF HELPING ME FIND AN EMPLOYER (SALON/BARBERSHOP)?
No, the committee is not responsible of finding an employer (salon/barbershop) that is willing to employ them and provide training.
6. IS THE APPRENTICE ALLOWED TO WORK ON PAYING CUSTOMERS?
Yes, after your apprentice license has been issued.
7. CAN HOURS RECEIVED IN A TRADITIONAL COSMETOLOGY OR BARBERING SCHOOL BE TRANSFERRED TO APPRENTICESHIP?
No, The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology does not allow this.
8. WHAT IS THE 39 HOUR PRE-APPRENTICE COURSE?
The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology requires that the 39 hours Pre-Apprentice Course be completed with an approved BBC supplier prior to applying for a license as apprentice. This course will prepare you in the following: Basic Patron Protection, Basic Patron Sanitation, Disinfection Procedures, Health and Safety and Laws and Regulations of the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.