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Cosmetology Apprenticeships

Application Process

  • Obtain application from links to forms below or contact the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (see address and phone below).
  • When you have found an employer/sponsor, contact the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards - address and phone number below.


Click on the links below for more information or to download and print an application or call the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (see below).

Cosmetology Apprenticeship Application*

* Form requires pdf to view Acrobat Reader Required


Contact for Bureau of
Apprenticeship Standards
Rachell Faber
620 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire WI 54701
Phone: 715.874.4627
Fax: 715.874.4603

WITC Rice Lake

Randy Deli, Academic Dean
715.234.7082, ext. 5113

Margie Ince, Apprenticeship Assistant
715.234.7082, ext. 5289

Carol Goodale and Jolie Losey/Cosmetology Instructors
1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI  54868

Male WITC Barber/Cosmetology Student


WITC Barber/Cosmetology Student

Apprenticeship Information

Work Description:
  • Wisconsin Laws and Rules
  • Salon Ecology
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Salon Operations
  • Theory of Hair Cutting, Styling, Coloring, Permanent Waving, Chemical Relaxing,  Manicuring and Artificial Nails, Facials, Applied Communications.

Working Conditions:

Generally work in clean, pleasant salons with good lighting and ventilation.  This occupation also requires strong interpersonal communication skills and standing for long periods.  Work hours usually include evenings and weekends.


  • Age 18 years, high school diploma or GED
  • Physically capable of performing the trade.
  • Possess valid driver's license or means of transportation.
  • Recommended high school courses: general math, English, chemistry, science, biology, and accounting.

Terms of Apprenticeship:

  • Two year training program
  • 3,712 hours on-the-job training
  • 288 hours paid related instruction
After completing the program, apprentices must pass the state test to be licensed as a practitioner.