In order to renew your Master Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Nail Technician or Hair Designer License, the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology now requires you to complete five hours of continuing education. Three of the five hours must be earned in health and safety courses, with the other two in approved electives. We have a five-hour online course that can help fulfill all the requirements. Here are the primary components of what you will learn in this helpful course.
Part 1 – Blood-borne Pathogens
In this one-hour course, you’ll engage in a discussion about blood-borne pathogens. How to identify two of the blood-borne pathogens that may be of most concern to you and your clients is also taught. By the end of the course, you will be able to explain the transmission details of blood-borne pathogens as well as list four of the highest risk factors. Precautions that must be used in the workplace are also discussed in depth.
Part 2 – Decontamination & Infection Control
This hour-long course addresses how preventing the spread of infections and diseases is one of your primary responsibilities when running a salon. You must learn the federal and state laws that dictate what must be done to meet the legal requirements for public safety as well as additional steps that you should take to establish your own best practices. When you finish this course, you will be able to talk at length about decontamination procedures, sterilizing equipment, sanitizing surfaces, disinfecting the salon, and other measures of salon professionalism.
Part 3 – Skin, Diseases & Disorders
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, yet it also is vulnerable in ways that most people don’t understand. As a cosmetologist, you will have the responsibility of helping others keep their skin healthy and protected, so this is a very important course. It will teach you details of the structure of the skin as well as its composition. By the end of the course, you should also be able to describe the skin’s many functions and the potential disorders that can happen to skin. Perhaps more importantly, you will also be taught how to identify which disorders and diseases can be treated at a salon and which ones must be referred to a medical doctor. This helpful one-hour course is in-depth but accessible for all.
Part 4 – Safety, Sanitation & Health Hazards Part A&B
This two-hour course covers a lot of material that you need to know in order to be most effective as a cosmetologist. Part A covers occupational diseases that are common among hairdressers, and it teaches about how to protect yourself and clients when applying permanent waves and straighteners. It also teaches how to prevent adverse health effects of shampoos, conditioners, dyes, and rinses. Part B covers biological hazards, chemical hazards, and your rights as a cosmetologist, among other essential facts that will serve you well throughout your career.
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