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Barber Licensure Requirements

A Florida barber license is required to perform all barbering services. For out-of-state or out-of-country barbers who are unable to endorse their licenses in Florida, you may be eligible to take the Florida barber written examination if you held your license for at least one year.

Application Requirements:

AGE: Applicants for licensure by examination must be at least 16 years of age.

EDUCATION: Applicants must complete 1,200 school hours in a barbering program. Florida barbering students must apply for licensure by examination. For barbers who complete their education in Florida, ensure that the school official signs the portion of the application verifying a minimum of 1,200 barbering education hours and the completion date. For out-of-state or out-of-country barbers who are unable to endorse their licenses in Florida, you may be eligible for examination as a barber in Florida if you held your license for at least one year.

EXAMINATION: For more information regarding the barber written examination, please review the Barber License Examination Candidate Information Booklet.

HIV/AIDS COURSE: Complete a board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS course and submit the course completion certificate with your application. The HIV/AIDS course must have been completed within two years prior to submitting an application and be at least two hours long. For more information, please refer to our list of board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS Courses.

FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the https://www.myfloridalicense.com/datamart/mainMenuFLDBPR.do” target=”_blank”>”Online Services” link or the “Printable Application” link.

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If you have questions or need assistance in completing the application, please call or email the DBPR Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395 or call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us

Information obtained from the DBPR website March 2011

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