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Notice Rulemaking Hearing: TN Bd of Cosmetology & Barber Ex, Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners 10/05/2021

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Notice of Public Rulemaking Hearing:
Tennessee Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners

Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-1306(d), you are receiving this notice because you have elected to receive notification by e-mail of certain changes or potential changes to the law applicable to your profession.

The Tennessee Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners (herein, Board) will be conducting a Rulemaking Hearing on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. This rulemaking hearing will be held at the following address:

500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower, Conference Room 1-A
Nashville, TN 37243

The proposed rules are in response to statutory changes made with the passage of Public Chapter 549 signed into law on May 26, 2021 by Governor Bill Lee which became effective on October 1, 2021. The proposed rules are also in response to statutory changes made with Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-124. The proposed rules make amendments to one (1) chapter and a total of two (2) different rules. Specifically, Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-123(f) authorizes the Board to create an apprenticeship path for prospective master barbers, but 123(f)(2)(A) requires that the apprenticeship be done under someone who is licensed under both Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-110 (the master barber certificate) and Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-124 (the barber instructor certificate). Effective October 1, 2021, Public Chapter 0549 removes this dual requirement and will allow an apprenticeship to be done under someone who is licensed under either -110 (the master barber certificate) or -124 (the barber instructor certificate). Further, these rules reflect the change in Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-124 which reduced the educational hours required for barber instructors from four hundred fifty (450) hours to three hundred (300) hours.

A copy of the rules to be considered at the rulemaking hearing can be viewed online at:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Open Meetings Act (Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-44-101, et. seq.), the above-referenced hearing is open to the public, and you may attend the hearing in person. If you have any comments regarding the rules, you may either submit your written comments in advance of the board meeting to Hugh Cross, Assistant General Counsel, at (615) 741-3072 or electronically at, or appear at the rulemaking hearing to make your comments on the record.


Dept. of Commerce & Insurance | 500 James Robertson Pkwy | Nashville, TN 37243-0565
(615) 741-2241
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