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49 Pa. Code § 7.118. Professional staff.

§ 7.118. Professional staff.

 (a)  A school shall employ as teachers of courses that are part of the required curriculum persons who possess a current cosmetology teacher or limited practice teacher license issued by the Board, except that a school may employ as teachers of business or teaching skills persons who hold a current teacher’s certificate issued by the Department of Education.

 (b)  The license of each teacher employed by the school shall be conspicuously displayed in the school.

 (c)  A school shall employ at least one full-time teacher.

 (d)  The student/teacher ratio of a class taught for credit may not exceed 25 to 1, except if a guest lecture is given by a person who is not regularly employed by the school as a teacher.

 (e)  A school shall have attached to its staff for consultation purposes a physician who possess a current license to practice medicine in this Commonwealth.


   The provisions of this §  7.118 amended under sections 5 and 11 of the act of May 3, 1933 (P. L. 242, No. 86) (63 P. S. § §  511 and 517).


   The provisions of this §  7.118 adopted September 12, 1975, effective September 13, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2391; amended May 24, 1991, effective May 25, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2479; amended January 9, 2009, effective January 10, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 219. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (201702) to (201703).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  43b.5 (relating to schedule of civil penalties—cosmetologists, manicurists, cosmeticians, shops).

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