WSR 13-11-145



[ Filed May 22, 2013, 10:12 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adding and amending cosmetology, barber, manicurist, esthetician rules, chapter 308-20 WAC.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.16.030, 43.24.023.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 1779 was passed during the 2013 legislative session giving the department authority to:

Modify the license requirements for an esthetician.
Create a master esthetician license.
Provide for transitions for applicants for the modified esthetician license and the new master esthetician license.
Create reciprocity provisions for the new master esthetician license.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of licensing (DOL) will work with the Washington state apprenticeship and training council (WSATC) that oversees the state apprenticeship program within the department of labor and industries. Apprenticeship is another path to receiving a license for esthetics and the WSATC must approve the apprenticeship program.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Direct notice will be made to all active licensees under chapter 18.16 RCW, and to the stakeholders list. Communication with the public will be made through the cosmetology web site and cosmetology listserv. DOL welcomes the public to take part in developing rules.

     To receive additional information by e-mail, please sign up on the cosmetology listserv at

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cameron Dalmas, Cosmetology Program, Business and Professions Division, DOL, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507-9026, phone (360) 664-6643, e-mail, fax (360) 664-2550. Interested parties may send in comments by mail, phone, facsimile or e-mail. Additional information will be posted on the cosmetology web site as it becomes available at

May 22, 2013

Damon Monroe

Rules Coordinator