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Education - Barbers

Public/Private Barbers Schools

In Maryland, barbering schools (both public and private career schools) are regulated by the state.

There is no continuing education requirement to renew a barber license.

Apprenticeships

Effective October 1, 2021, with the passage of House Bill 1021 - Business Occupations and Professions - Barbers - Additional Apprentices’- Three apprentices’ may work under the supervision of a licensed Master Barber. This change only affects the Board of Barbers.

  • Apprentice Barber: Sponsored by a Master Barber. Allowed to a two-year original license and one two-year renewal. Must complete 2,250 hours of training with at least 30 hours per week. The maximum number of hours accepted per month is 240 hours.
     
  • Apprentice Limited Barberstylist: Sponsored by a Master Barber. Allowed a two-year original license and one two-year renewal. Must complete 1,650 hours of training with at least 30 hours per week. The maximum number of hours accepted per month is 240 hours. 

The Board of Barbers supports two apprenticeships. A sponsor, using their registration number and password, may certify monthly apprentice training below:

Sponsor Certifications for Apprentice Training

All apprentices must apply online for a permit to practice. Additionally,before an online application will be processed, sponsors must complete and return a sponsor jot form .