37-31-305. Qualifications of applicants for license to teach. (1) Before a person may teach or instruct in a school of barbering, barbering nonchemical, cosmetology, electrology, esthetics, or manicuring, the person shall obtain from the department a license to teach.
(2) To be eligible for a license to teach barbering, barbering nonchemical, cosmetology, electrology, esthetics, or manicuring, a person must:
(a) be a graduate of high school or possess an equivalent of a high school diploma that is recognized by the superintendent of public instruction;
(b) have a license to practice issued by the department in the particular area of practice in which the person plans to teach;
(c) have been actively engaged in that particular area of practice for 12 continuous months before taking the teacher's examination; and
(d) (i) have received a diploma from a licensed school approved by the board, certifying satisfactory completion of 650 hours of student teacher training; or
(ii) have 3 years of experience in that particular area of practice. A person who qualifies for a license under this subsection (2)(d)(ii) has 2 years to complete board-approved coursework related to teaching methodology before a license to teach is renewed.