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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND: State Regulation on Licensing
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Are you an apprentice? Make sure you are not being scammed!
The state allows people to train inside a apprenctice registered salon to get their nail license without having to go to nail school. Attendance for written study is also required to finish. After finishing hours and passing the written course students can take the exams to get licensed. Apprentices must be paid minimum wage per hour or equal in commision pay.
Only ONE apprentice is allowed PER posted license nail tech or cosmetologist license. Example: If you see two apprentices in training and one posted Tech license with one posted salon license then there is a violation. There should be One Tech License, one salon license and one apprentice license. The second apprentice is not permitted to sell services without another Licensed Tech sponsor posted and a issued apprenctice card posted. These types of violations should be reported to DPOR immediately by anyone.
This school has had a high rate of students enrolling after thinking they were in an apprenticeship program at a Salon only to find out they were not. Apprentices should contact their state representative to make sure the salon is approved and licensed to offer apprenticeship. Apprentice hours do not count until a state apprenticeship representative has come INTO the salon to check your ID and issue a state apprenticeship card (that must be posted) in order to start selling any nail care services by linking you to a licensed Nail Tech or Cosmetologist that will sponsor you. If this has not happened and you have been working fo a long time contact the representative for your area to report the salon. Use our contact page if you need help finding your representative.
Salons MUST post ALL licenses by the register/entrance or they are in violation to be reported for not posting their licenses. A Salon must have a license from DPOR posted to sell hair, nail, waxing or skin care services. Depending on what they sell they may have more than one approved service license posted. Separate to the service license, a license MUST be posted for EACH person selling beauty services or they can be reported to DPOR for violation. Count the posted licenses, then count the staff and add the separate service license(s). Receptionist do not require a license but they can not sell any beauty services without one. If you can’t find the DPOR License for the service(s) that you are buying and another DPOR license for the person servicing you, then it would be a good idea to walk out! This means that they have not been tested to keep you safe. A form is listed at the bottom of this page to report violations.
Apprentice Hours are no less than 2,000 hours done in no less than 12 months and you must get minimum wage hourly pay during working. Apprenticeship must also pay, complete and pass a separate written course at a state approved school.
Updated Nov 2019