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BASIC INDOOR TANNING CERTIFICATION - SOUTH CAROLINA
 
I, , certify and affirm that the personal information I provided is correct and true, and that I will not allow anyone else to test for me. Knowingly and willfully making any false representations or statements is a violation, subject to penalties.
 
SANITATION

1. Microorganisms can live in the following areas:
Handles
Sunbed frames
Cracked pillows
All of the above
 
2. In regards to equipment sanitation, some of the diseases to be aware of are:
Tyrosine and melanin
Brunescent cataracts
Hapatitis A, B and influenza
Albinism and psoriasis
 
 
ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

3. Ultraviolet radiation is more penetrating than x-radiation (x-ray).
true
false
 
4. The ultraviolet spectrum is divided into
Red, blue and green waves
UVA, UVB, and UVC waves
Visible, infrared, x-rays
 
5. UVA is found in the region between
200-280nm
280-320nm
320-400nm
 
6. UVB is found in the region between
200-280nm
280-320nm
320-400nm
 
7. UVC is sometimes called _____________ because of its proven effectiveness in killing single-cell organisms.
Oxidizing UV
Stimulating UV
Germicidal UV
Melanogenesis UV
 
8. All electromagnetic waves have the same form and travel at the same speed, but differ in what?
Speed
Formation
Wavelength
Miles per second
 
9. The useful unit of measurement for UVR is
Angstroms
Nanometers
Micrometers
Joules
 
 
RISKS OF OVEREXPOSURE

10. Repeated overexposure to UVR from any source may cause
Eye injury
Photoaging
Skin cancer
All of the above
 
11. Which is the most common form of skin cancer?
Squamous cell carcinoma
Malignant melanoma
Basal cell carcinoma
 
12. Which is the most deadly form of skin cancer?
Squamous cell carcinoma
Malignant melanoma
Basal cell carcinoma
 
13. What is not a reliable indication for a suspicious area of the skin
A new growth
A sore that doesn't heal in two weeks
Painful area
 
14. Who is more likely to develop symptoms of Polymorphous Light Eruption?
Men
Women
Children
PLE has no symptoms
 
 
SKINCARE

15. What helps increase the flexibility of oils so the oils can surround the cells to maintain an adequate skin barrier?
Cold Temperature
UVA
UVB
Water
 
16. Sunscreens are chemicals that, when applied topically, keep ultraviolet rays from penetrating the skin. They work either by absorbing or reflecting solar energy.
True
False
 
 
YOUR SKIN

17. The skin is made up of three layers; these are the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers.
True
false
 
18. Melanocytes are the pigment cells involved in the tanning process
true
false
 
19. When oxidized by UVR, what provides the adaptive coloration of the skin?
Collagen
Melanin
Tyrosine
Genes
 
20. The level of an acquired tan developed by an individual exposed to ultraviolet light is called
Constitutive pigmentation
Erythema
Facultative pigmentation
Melanin
 
21. Our natural skin color is also known as our
Constitutive pigmentation
Erythema
Facultative pigmentation
Melanin
 
 
TANNING LAMPS

22. Tanning lamps emit primarily ________ radiation
UVA
UVB
UVC
X-ray
 
23. If a high-pressure tanning lamp has a cracked filter, what should you do?
Continue to use it and order a new filter
Immediately suspend use until the filter can be replaced
Continue use until filter completely breaks
 
24. Blue glass filters contain the output of the ____ spectrum
UVA
UVB
UVC
 
 
THE TANNING PROCESS

25. What cell is involved primarily in the tanning process?
DNA
RNA
Melanocytes
Tyrosine
 
26. What amino acid is present during the tanning process?
Porphyria
Tyrosine
Collagen
Argenine
 
27. The first phase of tanning is a rapid darkening of melanin, already present, being exposed to UVR. It is called
Delayed tanning
Immediate pigment darkening
Erythema
Exfoliation
 
28. This phase in the tanning process is induced mostly by UVB exposure and first becomes visible 72 hours after exposure:
Delayed Tanning
Immediate pigment darkening
Erythema
Exfoliation
 
29. UVA acts primarily as the oxidizer and UVB as the melanin stimulator
True
False
 
 
EYE PROTECTION

30. Federal regulations require that tanners wear protective eyewear that blocks out:
80% of UVA
99% of UVA and 99.9% of UVB
75% of UVA and 75% of UVB
All UVR
 
31. Overexposure to UVB can damage the____________ of the eye.
Retina
Cornea
Optic nerve
UVB can not damage the eye
 
32. Which of the following offer adequate eye protection
Cotton balls
Sunglasses
Federally approved eyewear
Eyelids
 
33. Unprotected overexposure of the eyes to UVR can lead to brunescent cataracts
True
False
 
 
PHOTOSENSITIVITY

34. Photosensitizers may cause
Erythema
Rashes
Decreased tolerance to UVR
All of the above
 
35. Photosensitivity is an adverse skin reaction to certain substances in the presence of ultraviolet radiation.
True
False
 
36. Which of the following products could cause photosensitivity in certain people
Perfumes
Soaps
Certain foods
All of the above
 
 
EXPOSURE SCHEDULES

37. The length of a tanning session is determined by
What the customer feels is important
The equipment manufacturers printed label
Doubling the time competitors allow
 
38. According to the FDA, the purpose of a sunlamp product timer is to provide for reliable control of exposures and
Limit overlapping of clients
Remind staff to sanitize tanning beds
Limit acute damage from unintentionally long exposurs
Add to the cost of the bed
 
 
FEDERAL REGULATIONS

39. What federal agencies share responsibility for regulating indoor tanning?
FDA and DEA
FDA and FTC
EPA and FTC
EPA and DEA
 
40. What federal agency is responsible for investigating false, misleading, deceptive and unsubstantiated advertising?
FDA
EPA
FTC
DEA
 
41. The FDA does not have a right to investigate indoor tanning salons.
True
False
 
 
MED and MMD

42. What is defined as the threshold dose that may produce sunburn?
Minimal melanogenic dose
Minimal erythemal dose
UVR dose
Sub-optimal dose
 
43. What is equal to the lowest dose required to develop a visible tan?
Minimal melanogenic dose
Minimal erythemal dose
UVR dose
Sub-optimal dose
 
44. The lowest effective dose developing a sunburn as well as the value of producing a suntan depend mostly on a persons
Age
Skin type
Sun protection factor
UVB/UVA percentages
 
 
OPERATING PROCEDURES

45. The FDA sets forth the following timer requirements:
The timere may automatically reset
No timer may have an error greater than 10% of the maximum timer interval
Timers may be in increments of 10 minutes
None of the above
 
46. Acrylic panels should be replaced when:
Visible damage exists
Manufacturers specify
UV meters detect significant reduction in transmission of light
All of the above
 
47. If your tanning device is overheating you should:
Only allow for 10 minute sessions
Check the fans to see if operating
Continue to use only during off hours
All of the above
 
48. What instrument is used to check proper voltage?
A light meter
A spectrophotometer
A voltmeter
 
49. Top and bottom acrylics are always interchangeable
True
False
 
50. You should immediately replace any timer that is inaccurate by + or - ________.
3%
5%
10%
 
 



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