Hairstyling Exams and Graduation

Hairstyling Exams and Graduation2018-07-18T18:31:44+00:00

St. Louis provides essential skills training to all hairstyling students, so they may be prepared to successful complete Level I and II exemption exams. In partnership with Conestoga College, St. Louis offers opportunities for hairstyling students to write the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development (formerly Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) exemption exams on site.  The cost of writing these exams is $155.00 each and is not included in the program materials fees.

Why do you have to write this exam?

Graduates of programs of less than 1,500 vocational hours (St. Louis hair program is 700 hours) will be required to write exemption tests and achieve a minimum of 70% for each of the in-school levels, and complete a 3,020 hour practicum in the pursuit of a Certificate of Apprenticeship. ( © 2012, Queen’s Printer for Ontario )  St. Louis provides all the in-class theory required for your hairstyling qualifications and St. Louis students consistently achieve over 80% on these exams. By writing the exams, you can begin your apprenticeship early!

In-class theory  √

Updated high school transcript (if required) √

Exemption exams  √

Placement experience  √

Another 2800 hours of apprenticeship hours to go!  Sign on with an apprenticeship employer and with full-time work, you could be done in 1 1/2 to 2 years.

Upon completion of your Level I and II in-class theory and hands-on training, plus a 220 hour placement, St. Louis will issue a Certificate of Completion that is recognized by the Ontario College of Trades and employers.  Your log book of apprenticeship hours is a critical piece to earning your Certificate of Apprenticeship/ Qualifications issued by the Ministry of Ontario. In November, you will receive your well-deserved official Hairstyling & Barber Training Certificate from St. Louis.  Plan to come to this graduation ceremony and celebrate your achievement!

If you also completed the last of your high school credits, please be sure to go to the Guidance office with your Intent to Graduate Form 2017-18 completed, so you may receive your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  OSSD’s are issued only once per year, so all requests must be received by August 31 to receive your OSSD at our November Graduation ceremony.  If you completed all Secondary School Credits, and have NOT put in your request yet, please contact Guidance.

After meeting all in-class requirements at St. Louis and logging 220 hours toward your apprenticeship, you are on your way to earning your Certificate of Apprenticeship Qualifications in Hairstyling.


Missed Graduation?  Need Proof you completed the in-class portion of your hairstyling license?

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