WEST virginia legislature
2020 regular session
House Bill 4188
By Delegates Foster, Waxman, Jennings, Butler, Cadle, Bibby, Hardy, Porterfield, Kessinger, D. Jeffries and J. Jeffries
[Introduced January 14, 2020; Referred to the Committee on Government Organization]
A BILL to amend and reenact §30-27-10 of the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended, relating to removing the requirement of continuing education for barbers and cosmetologists.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 27. BOARD OF BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS.
§30-27-10. Professional license and certificate renewal requirements.
(a) A professional licensee and certificate holder shall annually on or before January 1, renew his or her professional license or certificate by completing a form prescribed by the board, paying the renewal fee and submitting any other information required by the board.
(b) The board shall charge a fee for each renewal of a license or certificate, and a late fee for any renewal not paid by the due date.
The board shall require as a condition of renewal of a professional license or
certificate that each licensee or certificate holder complete continuing
education: subject to the following exceptions: (1)
When a barber or cosmetologist has been licensed and in practice for ten years,
that barber or cosmetologist will not be required to complete any continuing
education other than a three-hour sanitation class every other year for a
period of ten years; and (2)
A person, who by education and experience qualifies to be a barber and a
cosmetologist or a barber crossover or cosmetologist crossover, may elect to be
licensed solely as a barber and shall not be required to attend or participate
in continuing education programs that are not required of licensed barbers. (d) The board may
approve for continuing education credit any education course providing
instruction in any curriculum, subject matter or discipline included in the
education required for licensure that is submitted to the board or offered by: (1) A licensed school or
instructor, outside of school instruction; (2) A manufacturer or
distributor of barbering, aesthetics, nail technology or cosmetology products; (3) A barber or
cosmetology trade organization; or (4) Any course offered
at an accredited private or public university, college or community college in
this state that relates to the profession or a general business class
board may deny an application for renewal for any reason which would justify
the denial of an original application for a license or certificate.
board shall recognize reciprocity for military barbers for the purpose of the
state examination for barbers.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to remove the requirement that barbers and cosmetologists must complete continuing education to renew their licenses.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.