(a) No person may be admitted to an examination or licensed as an esthetician unless he or she possesses all of the following qualifications:
(1) Is at least 16 years old.
(2) Has successfully completed at least 10 grades in secondary school, or the equivalent.
(3) Has successfully completed at least 1,000 clock hours of skin care instruction in a licensed or registered school of esthetics or school of cosmetology or on courses reported in credit hours or 2,000 hours under the immediate supervision of an esthetician continuously licensed under the provisions of this chapter, for at least five years before applying for an apprentice, over a period of three years. Credit hour programs must be reviewed and approved by the board as satisfying licensure requirements.
(b) Any applicant who satisfies the qualifications in subsection (a), pays any applicable examination fee, successfully completes any applicable examination, and pays the license fee shall be issued an esthetician license.