The manicuring course of study consists of 400 clock hours covering all phases of manicuring and pedicuring mandated by the California State of Barbering and Cosmetology Bureau pursuant to section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. The course is designed to prepare the student to obtain the knowledge and skills needed for an entry level position in the nail care field and pass the California State Barbering and Cosmetology Bureau licensing examination. Passing the exam is a requisite in order to obtain a Manicurist License. The license is a requirement to operate as a manicurist/pedicurist in the state of California.
The curriculum for students enrolled in a nail care course shall consist of 400 clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations as mandated by the State Barbering and Cosmetology Bureau. Technical instruction means instruction given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin.