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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

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

  • 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.
     
  • 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.

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