A bill aimed at increasing the success rate for cosmetology school students has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett, according to a news release.
State Rep. Keith Gillespie, R-Hellam Township, is the primary sponsor of House Bill 1868, which reduces from 1,250 to 900 the number of hours of instruction time required before students would be permitted to take the theoretical portion of the two-part licensing examination. This allows them to take the test while still in school, according to the release.
“Students would still be required to eventually complete the 1,250 hours needed to take the final portion of the exam and become fully licensed,” Gillespie said in the news release. “If they take the theoretical portion and do not pass it, they will still be in school and able to get additional instruction needed to pass the test, obtain their license and be gainfully employed.”