Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Transfer Hours
Action 5815
General Information
Action Summary This proposal will create specific rules for schools to accept transfer students. The proposal is based on the esthetics regulation governing student transfers, and would allow transfers between schools based on a competency exam and transcripts from the prior school. The number of hours awarded may not exceed the actual number of hours of instruction, or the number of hours specified for a topic in the Board approved curriculum. This proposal also removes the limit on hours that can be transferred in the esthetics regulations.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 41-20 Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 41 - 70 Esthetics Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6509]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9386 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/07/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.