Barber Apprentice License Requirements

Upon completion of signing up and paying the enrollment fee, students need to do the following:

Requirement #1

Attend 39 hours Pre-Apprenticeship training.  

  • Health and Safety
  • Infection Control:  Principles and Practices
  • Board Rules and Regulations
  • Life Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Your Professional Image
  • Communicating for Success
  • On The Job
  • Implements, Tools and Equipment

Requirement #2

Must continue to attend 250 hours of Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI) - Classroom instruction of Practical during the 2 years.   Learn state board techniques for:

  1. Set Up and Client Protection (10 minutes)
  2. Haircutting (30 minutes)
  3. Shaving with a Straight Razor (Untimed)
  4. Blow Dry Styling (15 minutes)
  5. Thermal Curling (10 minutes)
  6. Chemical Waving (20 minutes)
  7. Hair Color Retouch 
  8. Chemical Relaxing, 

MOCK BOARD:  At the end of the program, the apprentice will have the opportunity to practice taking the mock board of the practical exam to prepare for the State Board exam one month prior to the test date.

Requirement #3

As part of the 250 hours of Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI) - Classroom instruction of Theory during the 2 years.  To learn to have a good understanding and be ready to take the State Board Written Exam.

  • The History of Barbering
  • Bacteriology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Electricity and Light Therapy
  • Properties and Disorders of the Hair and Scalp
  • Treatment of the Hair and Scalp
  • Properties and Disorders of the Skin
  • Men's Facial Massage and Treatments
  • Shaving and Facial Hair Design
  • Men's Hair Cutting and Styling
  • Men's Hairpieces
  • Women's Hair Cutting and Styling
  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Hair Coloring and Lightening
  • Nails and Manicuring
  • State Board Preparation and Licensing Law
  • The Job Search
  • Barbershop Management

Requirement #4

On-The-Job Training:
After the Apprentice License is issued, the apprentice needs to start working in the approved shop with their trainer full-time 32-40 hours a week over 2 years.  The trainer is to keep track of the student's hours and operations on the Barber's OJT log sheet.  
This is one of the unique aspects of the apprenticeship program because our students can be making money while getting training on the job.