Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Maryland Board of Barbers


The State Board of Barbers licenses and regulates individuals who practice the trade of barbering in the State of Maryland, and establishes health and safety standards for the operation of barber shops and trade schools.

We encourage you to report, in writing, any unlicensed activities.  We need your help to ensure professionalism in the fields of barbering and cosmetology.

Citation Application

Board Members:
Lawrence Avara, President, Industry Member
Derick L. Ausby, Sr., Secretary, Industry Member 
Marvin T. Lee, Treasurer, Industry Member, 
Alberta H. Fisher, Industry Member
Phillip S. Mazza, Industry Member
Guy Eugene Flynn, Esquire, Consumer Member
Vacant, Consumer Member

Please note as of June 1, 2015, the examination services has changed to PSI Exams.

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) B requires all licensees and registrants to affix a current picture to their licenses. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary actions.

Caution:  Business Occupations and Professional Article Section 4-605, Annotated Code of Maryland provides that you must be affiliated with a licensed salon or licensed barbershop to perform services.

Public Meetings

Regular business meetings of the State Board of Barbers are scheduled on a quarterly basis on the second Monday of the month - DLLR calendar

Meeting Minutes

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Board of Barbers
500 N. Calvert Street
Room 201
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
(410) 230-6320
TTY users, call via the Maryland Relay Service
e-mail: barbers@dllr.state.md.us