310:210-5-8. Barber apprentice and graduate-apprentice employment (a) Barber requirements for barber apprentice employment. An Oklahoma licensed barber who employs a barber apprentice shall provide direct supervision over an apprentice for what constitutes a complete day unless the barber also employs another qualified, licensed barber, full time, for an apprentice working in the shop. The licensed supervising barber shall keep an accurate record of the apprentice hours. The supervising barber shall submit to the Department reports of hours accumulated by the barber apprentice every three (3) months which shall be due by January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Credit shall not be allowed for any hours received before the apprentice registers with the Department. Licensed barbers employing barber apprentices shall notify the Department, in writing, within fourteen (14) days of the date when a licensed barber apprentice leaves the barber's employment.
(b) Apprentice ratio. No barber shall have more than one (1) licensed barber apprentice and one (1) graduate-apprentice or two (2) graduate-apprentices, if no other apprentice is employed, in each shop. If a barber apprentice goes on active military duty and another apprentice is acquired during this time, these regulations will allow the apprentice returning from active military duty to resume apprenticeship and will allow two apprentices in the shop until each apprentice's two-year registration period expires.
(c) Barber apprentice requirements.
(1) A barber apprentice accumulates hours based on the actual number of hours under direct supervision performing and training in the shop.
(2) A barber apprentice shall complete 3,000 hours in not less than 18 months or more than 24 months during the duration of a barber apprentice license except where the provisions of OAC 310:210-5-8(d) apply.
(3) A barber apprentice work station shall be located in the same room of the shop as the supervising barber's work station.
(4) A graduate apprentice shall not be eligible to apply for a barber apprentice license within twelve months following the expiration of the graduate-apprentice license.
(d) Hardship barber apprentice license. A hardship barber apprentice license shall be issued only after review and approval by the Department. To qualify for a hardship apprentice license an apprentice must document circumstances beyond their control that have prevented them from obtaining the minimum required hours and months of experience while licensed for two (2) years as a barber apprentice. Upon completion and approval of the hardship barber apprentice license application, the license shall be issued.
(e) Transfer barber apprentice license. A transfer barber apprentice license shall be issued only after review and approval by the Department. To qualify for a transfer apprentice license an apprentice shall document the dissolution of the apprenticeship agreement by which the barber apprentice license was obtained. Upon completion and approval of the transfer barber apprentice license application, the license shall be issued.
(f) Curriculum for barber apprentices. The barber apprentice curriculum shall include each subject listed in OAC 310:210-9-10(b)(2). The minimum number of hours for each subject are listed in Appendix C of OAC 310:210.
(g) Graduate-apprentice requirements. No person shall be issued a license as a graduate-apprentice unless such person is at least sixteen (16) years of age and has completed the barber curriculum at an Oklahoma licensed barber school or college and whose application to take the Oklahoma barber examination has been accepted. A graduate apprentice shall not be eligible to apply for a barber apprentice license within twelve months following the expiration of the graduate-apprentice license.
[Source: Amended at 12 Ok Reg 3029, eff 7-27-95; Amended at 17 Ok Reg 2035, eff 6-12-00; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2382, eff 7-11-05; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 2353, eff 6-25-06]