Appendix B

Health and Safety Curriculum or Exam Topics for Braiding Specialty Licenses/Registration, 16 States and D.C.


StateCurriculum or Exam Topics*Topic Hours 1 Total Hours
AlabamaWritten exam covers hair and scalp disorders and sanitation0210
District of ColumbiaScalp disorders and diseases, bacteriology, sanitation, safety, health and D.C. law28100
FloridaScalp disorders and diseases, sanitation, sterilization and communicable diseases1416
IllinoisHair and scalp disorders and diseases, bacteriology, personal hygiene, public health, sanitation, OSHA standards, hair analysis, scalp care, history of braiding and technical procedures35300
LouisianaScalp disorders and diseases, bacteriology and sanitationUnspecified500
Minnesota**Health, safety, sanitation and state laws3030
NevadaHealth of the scalp and skin and sanitation150250
New YorkHair and scalp disorders and diseases, safety and health30300
North CarolinaHair and scalp disorders, sanitation, bacteriology, disinfection and first aidUnspecified300
Ohio25 of 60 multiple-choice questions on “principles of infection”0450
OklahomaHair and scalp disorders, sanitation, bacteriology, shampooing and chemistry100600
OregonOnline module covers hair and scalp disorders and sanitation00
PennsylvaniaScalp care, sanitation, anatomy, sciences and professional practices175300
South CarolinaScalp disorders and diseases, sanitation, sterilization and state law66
TennesseeHair and scalp disorders, sanitation, sterilization, bacteriology, shampooing, draping, state law and salon management120300

* Exam topics are included only where there are no explicit curriculum requirements for health and safety.
** The Minnesota cosmetology board claims to have no enforcement authority over the specialty braiding license in its statutes.