Education - Barbers
Public/Private Barbers Schools
In Maryland, barbering schools (both public and private career schools) are regulated by the state.
- Maryland State Department of Education — for public schools
- Maryland Higher Education Commission — for private schools
There is no continuing education requirement to renew a barber license.
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. The individual registering for the apprenticeship must be at least 16 years old. A sponsor, using their registration number and password, may certify monthly apprentice training below: