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General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 27
§ 407. Examinations. 1. The examinations for the license to practice
natural hair styling, esthetics, nail specialty and cosmetology shall be
practical and written. The examinations for the license to practice
waxing shall be limited to a written examination only. The secretary
shall determine reasonable standards of performance for each license and
shall evaluate the prospective applicants and applicants on the basis of
such standards. The objectives of the examinations shall be to insure
that prospective applicants and applicants have sufficient basic skills
to safeguard the health and safety of the public and to insure that
prospective applicants and applicants have attained adequate levels of
skill to competently engage in the activities authorized by the license.

2. The secretary shall prepare examination questions for persons to
qualify for licensure under this article. All such examinations shall be
the same for all persons for the license sought at any given
examination. Such test shall not be limited to any specific method or

3. Examinations shall be in the English language and, at the
discretion of the secretary, may be translated or transposed into any
other language if requested by the prospective applicant and upon
satisfactory proof of the need therefor provided that a request for such
a translated examination is made of the secretary at the time the
application for license is filed. In the case of physically disabled
persons, provision for the alternative administration of the examination
may be made, provided a request for such procedure is made of the
secretary a reasonable time in advance of the examination. Examinations
shall be held at least quarterly and shall be given in at least four
convenient places in the state.