Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 13. Barbers and Hairdressers
Section 80. Qualifications of Applicants.
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AS 08.13.080. Qualifications of Applicants.

(a) An applicant for an examination authorized under AS 08.13.040 must

(1) have successfully completed all courses that a school with a curriculum in barbering approved by the board is required to teach in order to be licensed under AS 08.13.110 if applying for a license to practice barbering; the curriculum may be limited for non-chemical barbering under AS 08.13.100(f);

(2) have successfully completed all courses that a school with a curriculum in hairdressing approved by the board is required to teach to be licensed under AS 08.13.110 if applying for a license to practice hairdressing;

(3) have successfully completed all courses that a school with a curriculum in esthetics approved by the board is required to teach in order to be licensed under AS 08.13.110 if applying for a license to practice esthetics;

(4) have served an apprenticeship under AS 08.13.082 ;

(5) specify the field of practice in which the applicant intends to teach and have held a license to practice in the field for three years or have held a license in the field for one year and have completed 600 hours of student training as an instructor in the field of practice from a licensed school with a curriculum approved by the board if applying for a license as an instructor except that a person licensed as an instructor in hairdressing may be an instructor in manicuring for courses that satisfy the requirements of (e) of this section, and the board may, by regulation, establish requirements for other manicuring instructors, including instructors who teach courses that satisfy requirements for an advanced manicurist endorsement; or

(6) have completed course work and, if applicable, an apprenticeship acceptable to the board.

(b) [Repealed, 12 ch 27 SLA 2015.]

(c) [Repealed, 12 ch 27 SLA 2015.]

(d) An applicant for a license to practice body piercing, tattooing, or permanent cosmetic coloring shall

(1) satisfy the training requirement of AS 08.13.082(d);

(2) by passing a written examination approved by the board, demonstrate to the board or the board's designee safety, sanitation, sterilization, aseptic, and practice techniques that indicate that the applicant has adequate knowledge of infection control practices and requirements relating to tattooing, permanent cosmetic coloring, or body piercing, as applicable; this demonstration may, at the option of the board, also include a practical examination in addition to the written examination; and

(3) pay the appropriate fee.

(e) An applicant for a license to practice manicuring shall

(1) submit documentation that the applicant has completed a course of 12 hours of instruction or training approved by the board that addresses health, safety, and hygiene concerns of manicuring customers and practitioners that are relevant to the practice of manicuring from a school licensed under AS 08.13.110 as a school of manicuring; documentation of completion of the course must include certification from the school that the applicant has passed a test given by the school covering the health, safety, and hygiene concerns of manicuring customers and practitioners that are relevant to the practice of manicuring; and

(2) pay the appropriate fee.

(f) An applicant for an endorsement to a license to practice manicuring or hairdressing indicating that the person is an advanced manicurist shall

(1) hold, or be approved for, a current license issued under this chapter for manicuring or hairdressing;

(2) request the endorsement;

(3) submit documentation from a licensed school of manicuring or hairdressing certifying completion of 250 hours of instruction in manicuring that meet the requirements of AS 08.13.110 (c);

(4) pass an examination given by the board for advanced manicurists; and

(5) pay the appropriate fee.

(g) An applicant for a license to practice hair braiding shall

(1) apply in writing on a form prescribed by the board;

(2) complete, to the satisfaction of the board, 35 hours of instruction in hair braiding, health, safety, and sanitation

(A) at an accredited school of hairdressing;

(B) at a professional association of hairdressing or hair braiding; or

(C) from an individual or school licensed under this chapter and approved by the board; and

(3) pay the appropriate fee.

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