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Instructor Training Program

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The International School of Beauty Instructor Training Program prepares students for a career as a:

Cosmetology/Barber/Manicuring/Esthetics Teacher, Supervisor, School Director,  Platform Artist, Manufacturer’s Representative.


* Note: Currently the State of California does not offer any licensing or certification for the Instructor Training course. Students taking this course will receive a Certification of Completion to use to enhance their educational qualification presented on their resume.

The curriculum for students enrolled in an Instructor Training course shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operation covering all practices constituting the Art of Cosmetology pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. Technical instruction means instruction given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the Instructor Trainee of teaching techniques and principles. It is noted that 150 hours are devoted to clinical/theory experience and 450 practical operations, which shall include all phases of being an Instructor. The following is a description of the minimum required technical and practical subjects that are required by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, Section 950.1 Title 16, Division 9, California Code of Regulations.

COSMETOLOGY ACT BOARD RULES AND REGULATIONS: Shall include, but not limited to The Barbering and Cosmetology Act as well as the Board’s Rules and Regulations and safety measures.

PREPARATORY INSTRUCTION/INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Shall include, but not limited to classroom preparatory work, and curriculum development as well as methods of instruction, lectures, and demonstration in communication skills, the use of instructional aids and questions to promote learning.

ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUES: Shall include, but not limited to scheduling of classes, assignments, and student’s productivity in the classroom as well as implementing the 4-step teaching method: performance objectives and learning domains, etc.

LESSON PLANNING: Shall include, but not limited to lesson plan development for theory and practical subjects of the Cosmetology and/or Barbering programs.

EVALUATION TECHNIQUES:Shall include, but not limited to learning to assess students objectively in all aspects of the student’s course of study.

CONDUCTION OF CLASSROOM:Shall include, but not limited to the technical instruction and demonstration of three or more students, to include criteria set forth by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (to be conducted under the supervision of licensed instructor).

SUPERVISING OF STUDENTS:Shall include, but not limited to the supervision of students in the classroom, as well as over-seeing students performing services on mannequins or both paying and non-paying customers.

SUBJECTS OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION: Minimum Hours of Technical Instruction:
Barbering & Cosmetology Act Board Rules and Regulations 10
Preparatory Instruction/Instructional Techniques 40
Organization Techniques 30
Lesson Planning 60
Evaluation Techniques, Orientation 10

Preparatory Instruction 100
Conduction of Classroom 140
Supervising Training of Students 100

*** A student enrolled in the Instructor Training course may not engage in the school in a complete service connected with any practice or combination of practices of Cosmetology upon a paying patron who is paying for services or materials and shall not be permitted to enroll in a second course except following examination failure after the preceding course.



  • To successfully master training requirements needed to give instruction by demonstration lecture, classroom participation or examination.
  • To develop professional skills and attitude in the interest of the students learning environment.
  • To graduate from this institution possessing those skills to help secure at minimum, entry level employment.


  • To successfully enforce the knowledge of the laws and rules regulating California.
  • To successfully enforce the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases for the course of study.
  • To successfully deliver knowledge of the general theory as relative to the course curriculum.
  • To successfully teach business management techniques, which are common in the industry.
  • To successfully teach the necessary skills to perform practical procedures relative to the course curriculum.


  • Teach the proper use of implements relative to services offered in the program curriculum.
  • Teach the knowledge of performing a client consultation before all services to recognize any contraindications.
  • Teach the procedures and the terminology used in performing all services.


  • To be able to teach good workmanship skills.
  • To possess a positive attitude toward the students, public and fellow workers.
  • To instill honesty, integrity and ethics in oneself and others.
  • To have an improved personality while dealing with students, patrons, and colleagues.


The student shall have completed “Theory and Operations” as required by the California Code of Regulations sections 950.8 and 950.9 with an average grade of  “C” (70%) or better.


  • Will have completed all required classroom and practical/laboratory education and training; with a grade-point average of no less than 70%”C”.
  • Will have completed an SAP evaluation.
  • Will have had an exit interview with administration.
  • Unless a written arrangement has been made with the students, the student will have paid all tuition due to the school prior to graduation.
  • All students shall receive a diploma/certificate of completion for the chosen program upon graduation from the school.

Books:  Milady on Becoming a Cosmetology Teacher


  • Students will be tested and receive a letter grade after the completion of each theory course.
  • In most instances, tests will be graded during class, immediately after the completion of the test, and after recording the results on student’s individual grade sheet, the test will be returned to student.
  • Students will be tested on their Basic Practical Operations at the end of the freshman class hours and upon evaluation by the Freshman Class Instructor and will be approved to graduate to work on the clinic floor.
  • Cosmetology students will be assessed at 450, 900, 1250 and 1600 hours.
  • Barbering students will be assessed at 450, 900, 1200 and 1500 hours.
  • Esthetician-Skin Care Specialist will be assessed at 450 and 900 hours.
  • Esthetics, Instructor Training, Massage Therapy, Manicuring/Nail Care, Barber Crossover to Cosmetology and Cosmetology Crossover to Barber students will be assessed at 50% and 100% of their class attendance (depending upon class clock hours) and receive a grade as outlined in the S.A.P.
  • Students will receive a copy of their progress report upon the completion of each evaluation period.
  • Overall grades are determined on the basis of the student’s attitude and his/her ability to perform elements of the course curriculum. Approximately 25 percent of the grade will be based upon written tests, 50 percent, upon attendance and the remaining 25 percent is based upon practical performance skills.

Letter Grades are determined as follows:

90% to 100% “A” Excellent
80% to 89% “B” Good
70% to 79% “C” Average
60% to 69% “D” Needs to Retake Test

Students need to retake all tests with score below 70%

Students must maintain a “C” average for successful progression and graduation. Students who meet the minimum for attendance and academic progress shall be considered to be making SATISFACTORY PROGRESS until the next scheduled evaluation. Students who do not meet such requirements shall be deemed to be either (1) Under Warning (2) Not Making Satisfactory Progress/On Probation.

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