21 NCAC 14T .0605          Manicuring Curriculum

(a)  To meet the approval of the Board, a manicurist training course shall consist of at least 300 hours of instruction in theory and practical performances as set forth in Paragraph (b) of this Rule as follows:

(1)           Manicuring theory;

(2)           Disinfection;

(3)           First aid;

(4)           Trimming;

(5)           Filing;

(6)           Shaping;

(7)           Decorating;

(8)           Arm and hand manipulation;

(9)           Sculptured and artificial nails;

(10)         Pedicuring

(11)         Styles and techniques for the care, treatment, and decoration of the following:

(A)          Fingernails;

(B)          Toenails;

(C)          Cuticles;

(D)          Nail extensions and artificial nails;

(E)           Electric file;

(G)          Business management; and

(G)          Professional ethics.

(b)  Performances shall be defined as the systematic completion of the steps for safe and effective cosmetic art services to a client and shall include the following:


Performance Requirements


Manicures including trimming, filing, shaping, decorating, and arm and hand manipulations


Applications or repair of sculptured or artificial nail sets including all four fingers and thumb.





(c)  Certification of performance completions shall be required on the graduation form and Board's application for the examination.

(d)  Sharing of performance completions shall not be allowed. 

(e)  Credit for a performance shall be given to only one student.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 88B-2; 88B-4; 88B-16; 88B-17;

Eff. January 1, 2012;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; August 1, 2014;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2016.