Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Without Public Hearing
Safety and Professional Services—
Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to authority vested in the Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board, the Board will consider an order to promulgate the above-captioned rule-making proposal at the time and place indicated below. Under s. 227.16 (2) (b)
, Wis. Stats., no public hearing on this proposal is required as the amendments sought are solely for the purpose of bringing the existing rules into conformity with a statute that has been changed, s. 454.10 (3)
, Wis. Stats. (2007-08). The proposed rules revise Chapters BC 2
, relating to supervision of apprentices during practical training.
Board Meeting Date, Time and Location
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: 1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Submittal of Written Comments and Copies of Proposed Rule
Copies of this proposed rule and the Fiscal Estimate and Economic Impact Analysis are available upon request to Kris Anderson, Paralegal, Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Board Services, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or by email at Kristine1.Anderson@wisconsin.gov
. Written comments about this proposal must be received prior to the Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board's April 2, 2012
meeting to be included in the record of these rule-making proceedings.
Analysis Prepared by the Department of Safety and Professional Services
Related statutes and rules
There are no related statutes and rules other than those indicated above.
Explanation of agency authority
Pursuant to s. 15.08 (5) (b)
, Stats., the Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board (Board) is required to "promulgate rules…
for the guidance of the trade or profession to which it pertains, and define and enforce professional conduct and unethical practices not inconsistent with the law relating to the particular…
profession" over which it has authority. In addition, s. 454.10 (1)
, Stats., provides that "apprentices employed under an apprentice contract…
shall be governed by…
the rules of the [barbering and cosmetology] examining board." Thus, the Board must promulgate administrative rules governing the barbering and cosmetology professions, including rules for apprentices.
Plain language analysis
This proposed rule-making amends ss. BC 2.07 (1g)
and 6.04 (1)
to reflect statutory changes resulting from the passage of 2009 Wisconsin Act 189
(Act 189). Prior to the passage of Act 189, the previous version of s. 454.10 (3)
, Stats., permitted supervision of apprentices by a licensed barbering or cosmetology manager only. Act 189 amended former s. 454.10 (3)
, Stats., creating paragraphs (a) and (b), and adding a provision in para. (a) that allows licensed managers to delegate apprentice supervision to a licensed practitioner who meets certain minimum qualifications. This proposal implements Act 189's softening of the apprentice supervision law, affording barbering and cosmetology managers the option of delegating the supervision of his or her apprentice(s), and thus, alleviating some of the manager's already numerous responsibilities.
SECTION 1 proposes to amend BC 2.07 (1g), the rule stating the responsibilities a barbering and cosmetology manager has for the licensees and apprentices under him or her. The amendment would add a clause to the existing rule's second sentence to implement Act 189's provision allowing delegation of apprentice supervision to a licensed barbering or cosmetology practitioner who has completed at least 2,000 hours of practice.
SECTION 2 would amend BC 6.04, which regards practical training requirements for apprentices. BC 6.04 (1) currently allows apprentice supervision by licensed barbering and cosmetology managers only, and thus, is not consistent with s. 454.03
, Stats., as affected by Act 189. Similar to the amendment requested for BC 2.07 (1g), the proposed amendment to BC 6.04 (1) would add Act 189's provision allowing a manager to delegate supervision of apprentices to a licensed practitioner who has completed at least 2,000 hours of practice.
SECTION 3 establishes the intended effective date of the amendments to ss. BC 2.07 (1g)
and 6.04 (1)
, as the first day of the month that follows publication thereof.
Summary of, and comparison with, existing or proposed federal regulations
There are no existing or proposed federal regulations addressing barbering and cosmetology apprentice supervision.
Comparison with rules in adjacent states
Neither the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS), nor the Illinois Administrative Code contain provisions regarding apprenticeship programs for barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, hair braiders, or nail technologists. The Illinois Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985 (Act of 1985) is found in the statutes regarding those five professions at 225 ILCS 410/3E-4. The statutes are administered by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The department's rules implementing the Act of 1985 are codified at Title 68, Chapter VII, Subchapter b, Part 1175. The Act of 1985 may be viewed at
The rules and regulations associated with the Act of 1985 are set forth at Title 68, Part 1175 of the Illinois Administrative Code. The code allows for unpaid student internships in cosmetology, 68 Ill. Admin. Code 1175.530 (h); esthetics, 168 Ill. Admin. Code 1175.835 (a) (5); nail technology, 68 Ill. Admin. Code 1175.1135 (a)(5); and hair braiding, 68 Ill. Admin. Code 1175.1535 (f), but is silent with respect to internships for barbers. See
, and go to the curriculum requirements for the schools of each of the five professions.
No Iowa statutes (Iowa Code) specifically reference barbering or cosmetology apprenticeships or internships. However, the Iowa Code addresses apprenticeships for several technical trades and professions directly, and also contains a statute governing apprenticeship programs in general at s. 260C.44. The word "apprentice" is therein defined as "a person…
who is employed in an apprenticeable occupation, and is registered with the United States department of labor, office of apprenticeship." Iowa Code s. 260.44
. The United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (DOLOA) maintains a list of apprenticeable professions on its website, which includes both barbering and cosmetology. Nevertheless, through telephone contact with the executive of the Iowa Board of Barbering, the Wisconsin board has learned that despite the barbering profession's presence on the DOLOA list, Iowa has neither a barbering apprenticeship or mentoring program. For the statutory definition of "apprentice," see Iowa Code s. 260.44
. To view the DOLOA list, see
The sole Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) reference to "apprentice" related to either barbering or cosmetology appears in the rules governing barber schools, at s. 645 IAC 23.15.
That rule permits a barbering student who completed apprenticeship hours in another state to apply those hours to Iowa's 2,100-hours course-of-study requirement for graduation from a barber school. The foreign apprenticeship hours are applicable to course-of-study requirement at the rate of four to one. See
The IAC includes a "mentoring" program for students of the various cosmetology professions. Rule 645—61.20, IAC. Students in the mentoring program may participate for no more than five percent of the total hours required by the course-of-study rule, Rule 645—61.20 (2), and a participant must be under the mentor's supervision at all times, Rule 645—61.20 (3). See
The only Michigan statutory reference to an apprentice or apprenticeship in the barbering context appears in s. 339.1108 (3)
, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL). That section provides that an individual who was either a licensed barber or a barbering apprentice in another jurisdiction may apply the time so spent to Michigan's 2,000-hour barber school course-of-study requirement, at the rate of three months for 100 hours of instruction. See
The Michigan statutes refer to cosmetology apprenticeships in the definition of "apprentice," found in the, MCL s. 339.1201
(a). Under that section, a cosmetology apprentice is "an individual engaged in learning cosmetology in a cosmetology establishment." Section MCL 339.1201 (d) defines "cosmetology" as any of the services of barbering, or "hair care," skin care, manicuring, or electrology, or a combination thereof. Under s. 339.1203
a, MCL, no Michigan cosmetology licensee may practice electrology without a separate license for such practice. For the definition of cosmetology, see
. (To view any of the other citations in this or the next paragraph, use the same web address, substituting the appropriate 1200 number at the end. For example, see MCL s. 339.1207
Michigan's general cosmetology apprenticeship program is described in MCL ss. 339.1205
and .1207. Under MCL s. 330.1207
(d), an applicant for cosmetology licensure may substitute two years of cosmetology apprenticeship for the 1,500-hour cosmetology school course-of-study licensure requirement. The statutes specific to apprenticeships in electrology, manicuring, esthetics, and natural hair cultivation are set forth in ss. MCL 339.1208, .1209, .1210, and .1210a, respectively. The ratio of required school-training hours to months of apprenticeship for each of the four subsidiary practices varies as indicated in those sections.
Michigan's administrative rules contain no provisions regarding barbering apprenticeships. Rules 339.6001 - .6051, Mich. Admin. Code. A barbering student must have a student license to work on a public patron, and any such work must take place in the school facility. Rule 339.6045 (1), Mich. Admin. Code. As part of their course-of-study requirement, barbering students must complete 1,750 hours of practical training in the practice. Rule s. 339.6047
, Mich. Admin. Code. See all rules regulating barbers at http://www.state.mi.us/orr/emi/admincode.asp?AdminCode=Single&Admin_Num=33906001&Dpt=LG&RngHigh
The administrative code specific to cosmetology apprenticeships may be found at Rules 338.2141 - .2151. Notably, the general cosmetology training rules prohibit students from using school credit hours to fulfill apprenticeship training requirements, and vice versa. Rule 338.2133, Mich. Admin. A cosmetology licensee may seek the Board of Cosmetology's approval to become an apprenticeship practitioner, i.e., one who trains an apprentice, after completing at least three years of practice. Rule 338.2151 (2), Mich. Admin. Code. Among other things, an apprenticeship practitioner must agree to "[p]ersonally train the apprentice." Rule 338.2151 (2) (i), Mich. Admin. Code. Those rules make clear that apprenticeship practitioners may not delegate their apprentice training responsibilities. See all cosmetology rules at
Minnesota law governing barbers is codified at ch. 154
, Minn. Stats. The statutes require persons practicing as a barber, barbering apprentice, or barbering instructor to have the current, appropriate certificate of registration for each of those practices. Sections 154.01
(a), (b), and (d), Minn. Stats. To become a registered barber, an applicant must have graduated from a barber school approved by the Board of Barber Examiners (BBE), practiced as a registered apprentice for 12 months, and passed the BBE's registration examination. Section 154.05
, Minn. Stats. Under s. 154.03
, Minn. Stats., a registered apprentice may practice barbering only under the "immediate personal supervision of a registered barber." See ch. 154
, Minn. Stats. at https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=154&view=chapter&format=pdf
Minnesota's administrative code related to barbering is located at ch. 2100, Minn. Admin. Rules. The rules governing registered apprentices appear in ss. 2100.0200 - .1700, Minn. Admin. Rules. Section 2100.1200 of the Rules requires the registered barber supervising a registered apprentice to file an affidavit attesting to the number of supervised practice hours accumulated by the apprentice. To renew registration as a barber apprentice, an apprentice must provide a statement of the hours of practice under the immediate supervision of a registered barber. Section 2100.1500, Minn. Admin. Rules. Chapter 2100 contains no provisions regarding delegation of apprentice supervision. See ch. 2100, Minn. Admin. Rules at https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=2100&view=chapter&format=pdf
Comparison of approaches
The information provided above respecting each of Wisconsin's four neighboring states indicates a broad range of differences between each states' approach to the concept of barbering and cosmetology apprenticeships. However, the amendment to s. BC 6.04 (1)
contemplated in the Wisconsin barbering and cosmetology examining board's rule-making proposal must occur to bring the existing rule into compliance with s. 454.10 (3)
, Stats. Thus, no comparison between the other individual states' approaches and Wisconsin's is necessary.
Summary of factual data and analytical methodologies
The comparison information with the rules in adjacent states was obtained by thorough review of the laws and rules of those states, and from direct contact with them by e-mail or telephone.
The proposed changes to the existing apprentice supervision requirement were prompted by legislative action that allows licensed barbering and cosmetology managers to delegate authority for apprentice supervision to licensed barbers and cosmetologists who meet certain minimum qualifications.
Analysis and supporting documents used to determine effect on small business or in preparation of economic impact report
Pursuant to s. IV, 3. a., EO # 50, the rules proposed herein were posted on both the state's and the department's administrative rules websites for 14 days to solicit comments regarding the rules' potential economic impact on businesses, business sectors, professional associations, local government units, or potentially interested parties. In addition, e-mails solicitations were sent to several potentially interested parties. No responses to any of the solicitations were received.
The department concludes that the proposed rules will have no economic impact on small businesses. This proposal tracks legislation that was effective on March 29, 2010, almost two years ago. The statutory change has thus been in place long enough to produce the resulting economic or fiscal impact experienced by private businesses or public entities, if any, for any such impact to have been fully absorbed by those entities as a part of routine operations.
Anticipated costs incurred by private sector
The department finds that these proposed rules will have no significant fiscal effect on the private sector.
The department finds that the proposed rule will have little to no fiscal impact.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis or Summary
These proposed rules amend existing administrative code to reflect changes to s. 454.10 (3)
, Stats., that became effective on March 29, 2010. The change allows licensed managers to delegate apprentice supervision to a licensed practitioner who meets certain minimum qualifications. No small businesses will be affected by this rule-change because any effects of this rule-change will have been absorbed in the approximately two years since the statutory amendment. Reporting, bookkeeping, and other procedures required for compliance with the rule are the same as in the existing rule, s. BC 6.04 (1)
, which, based on the change to the statute, already apply to both licensed managers and their delegées. The professional skills involved include those of a barbering and cosmetologist professional and the ability to supervise.
Effect on Small Business