Board Remains Committed to Improving Language Access
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Board) continues to develop ways to provide language access to its diverse licensee populations. For several years, the Board has offered examinations in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. Effective March 1, 2023, the Board now offers examinations in Simplified Chinese.
Although the Board does not provide interpreters, candidates can request authorization from the Board to use an interpreter for the barber, cosmetologist esthetician, electrologist, and manicurist exams. Following an increase in the number of interpreters requested for the Simplified Chinese language, the Board began working with its examination vendor to have the examination translated into the language.
“The Board is happy to be increasing our goal of improved language access. The addition of Simplified Chinese to our examinations will provide better access to the community and reduce the language barrier for students and licensees in the barbering and cosmetology industries,” said Calimay Pham, Board President. “The Board is proud of its ongoing efforts to break language barriers.”
The Board hopes to continue expanding language accessibility for those who have chosen the barbering and cosmetology industry as their career.
萨克拉门托 – 美容美发委员会（以下简称“委员会”）继续拓展各种方式，为多元化的持证人群提供语言覆盖。多年来，委员会考试采用的语种有英语、西班牙语、越南语和韩语。自2023年3月1日起，委员会的考试语种增加了简体中文。