If you have worked in the cosmetology field, or have just completed a cosmetology program and wish to teach other beauty students, then a cosmetology instructor training program in Kentucky is just what you need.
During your program, which will consist roughly of 1,000 hours of training, you will learn the skills necessary to manage a classroom, create student course work and grade student work. Your main goal as a cosmetology instructor is to prepare the next generation of Kentucky cosmetologists to pass their state board licensing exam, so you will be responsible for teaching theory and technique. In Kentucky, cosmetology instructor programs last roughly six months but length of completion can depend on if you decide to take full or part-time classes.
Licensing Requirements for Cosmetology Instructors in Kentucky
To become a cosmetology instructor in Kentucky, you must first hold a cosmetology practitioner’s license. The Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists issues licenses in Kentucky and can be obtained by training in Kentucky or if you have a license from another state or territory, you have to submit an application to the board. The board determines license transfers on a case by case basis.
To become licensed as a cosmetology instructor, you must have completed 1,800 hours of cosmetology training at a board approved beauty school, have a current cosmetology license, and have completed 1,000 hours of cosmetology instructor training.
In Kentucky, you also have the option to apply for a dual cosmetology and esthetics instructor’ license. In order to do this, you must complete eight additional continuing education hours in esthetics or have completed 50 hours of esthetics training from a program within the past two years.
Employment Opportunities in Kentucky
In Kentucky, you will find most cosmetology instructor job opportunities in career training centers, small local universities, community colleges and, of course, in beauty schools. Working in the Kentucky beauty industry is a pleasure in towns like the bustling business hub of Louisville; the upscale, condo-filled town of Covington; or the fun and friendly, big box atmosphere in Florence.