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Instructor Certification

To obtain the applicant must complete the following:

  1. Complete and pass a course in “teaching techniques” at a post-secondary educational level.
  2. Pass the NIC Instructor Written Examination by a minimum scaled score of 80.00. The administration of the Computer Based Testing (CBT) written examination applications are processed by D.L. Roope Administrations Inc. and are administered at Iso-Quality Testing testing centers.
  3. Pass the West Virginia State Law Examination by a minimum scaled score of 80.00. The administration of the Computer Based Testing (CBT) West Virginia State Law examination applications are also processed by D.L. Roope Administrations Inc. and are administered at Iso-Quality Testing testing centers.
  4. Complete the application for Instructor Certification and submit to the West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists (WVBBC).

Instructions on Completing a Course in “Teaching Techniques” at a Post-Secondary Educational level

Should you wish to complete a 2-Day Teaching Techniques Seminar which will consist of practical instruction administered by Marshall University, please complete the following:

  1. Contact Mr. Richard Yocke, Teaching Associate Professor associated with Marshall University by email at yocke1@marshall.edu.
  2. Provide the following information: Name, Address, Phone, and email.
  3. Mr. Yocke will confirm your registration and will provide you with information and materials to assist in the preparation of the 2-day seminar.
  4. If you have any questions regarding the 2-Day Teaching Techniques Seminar, please contact Mr. Yocke by email or cell at 304-544-9990.

Information and Details of the 2-Day Teaching Techniques Seminar administered by Marshall University.

  1. During the seminar you will receive instruction on the theoretical background and skills essential for success as an educator. You receive an overview of teaching methods, learning styles, lesson planning, equity and diversity in the classroom, mandated reporting, and legal and ethical issues.
  2. All participants will present a 10-12-minute Simulated Lesson that could be a presentation of information on the participant’s field or a demonstration of a specific skill.
  3. There will be a minimal registration fee for the seminar. That cost will be determined by Marshall University.

Approved Online Teaching Techniques Courses

Should you wish to complete the teaching techniques course online, please complete one of the following approved online courses:


PROVIDER

WEB ADDRESS

REQUIRED HOURS

PROVIDER PHONE

INSTRUCTIONS

MILADY

https://milady.cengage.com/instructor-training

16

(518) 348-2432

User may complete any of the 18 courses located under the “Online Instructor Training” section. User must complete a minimum of 16 hours

PIVOT POINT

https://www.learnaboutbeauty.com

16

(847) 866-0500

User MUST be a member/student of a school that uses Pivot Point education online. Using the username and password received from a school, the user will select the “Learn” tab and select “Mindful Teaching Pro”. User may complete any of the 58 courses listed but must complete a minimum of 16 hours


Information on registering for the NIC Instructor Written Examination and the West Virginia State Law Examination

  1. You may register for the examinations online at http://www.dlroope.com/west_virginia.cfm?state=7. When your application is approved you will receive an e-mail from Iso Quality Testing with pre-registration information for the CBT examination(s).  Your e-mail address must be used only by you to ensure proper delivery of your pre-registration information.  The NIC Instructor Written and the West Virginia State Law examinations will be administered via Computer Base Testing (CBT) as of January 1, 2019.  They will be offered at Iso-Quality Testing (IQT) Centers in South Charleston, Wheeling and Princeton.  Candidates may apply to test at any IQT Testing Center in any state if that is more convenient for the individual.
  2. The NIC Instructor Written examination has questions that pertain to: Instructional Methods, Instructional Planning & Classroom/Clinic Management. For information on this examination, please click on the following link for scope of the examination: http://www.dlroope.com/forms/all_states/NIC_Instructor_Written_CIB_ID_ME_MT_NC_NH_WA_WV.pdf
  3. The West Virginia State Law examination will assess that the applicant has knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the profession. For information on study materials, please click on the link below:
    http://www.wvlegislature.gov/WVCODE/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=30&art=27

Applying for your Instructor Certification

  1. Once you have passed the examinations and completed a teaching techniques course at a post-secondary educational level, you will submit an Instructor Certification application along with all the required information that is listed on the application to WVBBC; 1201 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064. To access the Instructor Certification application, please click on the link below:
    http://wvbbc.com/Portals/WVBBC/docs/Instructor%20Certification%20Application.pdf
West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists ; 1201 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, West Virginia, 25064
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