21 NCAC 14T .0605          Manicuring Curriculum

(a)  To meet the approval of the Board, a manicurist training course shall begin with infection control and blood exposure procedures as defined in 21 NCAC 14H .0403 and .0404 and consist of at least 300 hours of instruction in theory and practical application as set forth in this Rule.

(b)  Theory and practical application subjects shall include:

(1)           Manicuring theory;

(2)           Infection control;

(3)           First aid;

(4)           Trimming;

(5)           Filing;

(6)           Shaping;

(7)           Decorating;

(8)           Arm and hand manipulation;

(9)           Sculptured and artificial nails (application, repair, fill, and removal);

(10)         Pedicuring; and

(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;

(H)          Professional ethics; and

(I)            Board laws, regulations and website.

(c)  Performances shall be defined as the systematic completion of all steps for safe and effective cosmetic art services to a client. Each school must develop and use performance evaluation plans for each of the Board required performances listed in this Paragraph and any service offered in the school. Evaluation plans must include a minimum of infection control, tool safety, draping, and safe application. In addition to the requirements set forth in Paragraph (a) of this Rule all students shall be trained on the following performance requirements:

(1)           Infection Control;

(2)           Blood exposure procedure;

(3)           Basic manicure;

(4)           Basic pedicure;

(5)           Nail tips;

(6)           Acrylic overlay (application, repair, fill, and removal);

(7)           Sculptured nails (application, repair, fill, and removal); and

(8)           Gel overlay (application, repair, fill, and removal).

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

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

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

(g)  Before a student may perform services on a live model the student must pass both the infection control and blood exposure procedures with a score of 100 percent and have received both theory, mannequin, and practical instruction on the performance to be completed.


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;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2019.