A bill aimed at helping cosmetology school students get jobs through a change to the professional licensing exam process has become law, according to a news release from state Rep. Keith Gillespie.
Gillespie, R-York County, authored House Bill 1868 to allow students to take the theoretical portion of the two-part licensing examination when they hit 900 hours of instruction time instead of 1,250, the release stated.
That way, students can take the exam portion while they are still in school and get additional help if they do not pass so they can go on to complete it successfully, according to the release.
They will still be required to complete the full amount of instructional time before taking the final portion of the exam and getting licenses.
The change is aimed at increasing the success rate of students who attend a cosmetology school for getting a job, according to the release.