New bill requires Tennessee hairstylists, barbers to take domestic violence course

A new law for 2022 will require Tennessee hairstylists and barbers to know the signs of domestic violence.

Starting January 1 2022, anyone getting their barber or cosmetology license must complete a one-hour course on domestic violence education.

The full list of those required are: technician certificate of registration, master barber certificate of registration, barber instructor certificate of registration, cosmetologist license, manicuring license, cosmetology instructor license, aesthetician license, or natural hair styling license.

The law also puts a timeline on when current holders must take a course.

“For those who received the license before the law goes into effect, a person who holds a certificate of registration for any such profession as of December 31, 2021, and who is renewing the certificate of registration must successfully complete the training by December 31, 2025,” according to the Tennessee General Assembly website.

The training will not cost anything for the applicant.

“The training required by this bill must be provided by a nonprofit anti-domestic violence organization recognized by the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault on domestic violence that focuses on how to recognize the signs of domestic violence, how to respond to these signs, and how to refer a client to resources for victims of domestic violence.”

Written By News Staff

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