2-Hour HIV/AIDS Course
Barbers’ Board Course #0300060
This course is for:
- Initial Barber Licensure
- Barber License Renewal
Hair Braider, Hair Wrapper, or Body Wrapper?
How does this work?
- Immediate Access to Course Materials
- Unlimited Exam Attempts
- Certificate of Completion available for download or print
- Compatible with any device: Mobile, Tablet, Computer
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Need a Florida Barbers’ Board Approved 2-hour HIV/AIDS course to obtain a new license or renew a Florida Barber license before the July 31st, 2020 deadline?
Our online Barbers’ Board Approved 2-Hour HIV/AIDS course is available immediately after purchase and can be completed at your own pace. So you can finish this requirement and do something else on your day off.
If you are looking for more than just the course, like answers to other questions about getting or renewing a Florida barber license, keep reading. If we do not answer your question, let us know so we can point you in the right direction.
Getting Your Initial Barber License
What licenses are issued by the Florida Barbers’ Board?
License Prefix: BB
A barber is licensed to practice barbering in the State of Florida.
“Barbering” refers to the following practices: shaving, cutting, trimming, coloring, shampooing, arranging, dressing, curling, or waving the hair or beard; or applying oils, creams, lotions, or other preparations to the face, scalp, or neck, either by hand or by mechanical appliances.
License Prefix: BR
A restricted barber’s practice is restricted to the terms, conditions and restrictions imposed on their license.
The restrictions include hair cutting, shave, shampoo, blow dry hair, and apply hair tonics and hair sprays.
License Prefix: BA
A barber assistant’s practice is confined solely to shampooing hair and applying hair tonics or conditioner under the supervision of a licensed barber.
The Barbers’ Board no longer issues new Barber Assistants’ licenses, but those previously issued can still be renewed.
License Prefix: BS
A “barbershop” is a place of business where the practice of barbering takes place.
There is not a “Master Barber” or “Barber Instructor” license designation issued by the Florida Barbers’ Board.
What are the differences between barber and cosmetologist licenses in Florida?
Barbers in Florida are licensed by the Barbers’ Board. Cosmetologists have their own Board. The Cosmetology Board, in addition to Cosmetologists, also licenses/registers Nail Specialists, Facial Specialists, Full Specialists, Salons, Hair Braiders, Hair Wrappers, and Body Wrappers.
The differences between barbers and cosmetologists may seem minor, but still are important to know.
What are the requirements to become a Barber in Florida?
If you plan to attend a barber school in Florida, here are the requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 1,200 hours at a Board Approved Florida barbering school
- Submit a barber examination application and applicable fees to the below:
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
- There is only a written exam in Florida. There is not a practical exam.
I am moving to Florida – do I qualify for a Florida Barber License?
Maybe. Everyone’s situation different because every state is different and has different requirements. Unfortunately, this means we cannot give you a definitive “yes” or “no”. You need to determine this, but the below information should help you determine what requirements you will have to complete.
Remember, Florida does not have reciprocity; meaning your license in another state is not enough to legally practice in Florida. You must have a Florida Barber License to legally practice your trade and straight razor skills in Florida.
License via Endorsement
Endorsement means you qualify for a license in Florida without having to take an examination by holding an active barbers license in another state or country whose requirements for licensure are comparable or more stringent than Florida requirements. This means you have completed 1,200 educational hours and passed a written examination.
All endorsement applicants must submit a board approved 2 Hour HIV/AIDS course with their application and fees.
Out-of-country barber endorsement applicants
If you are a licensed barber in another country, you must obtain an evaluation from a credential evaluation service which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The credential evaluation must be submitted with your application.
All out-of-country endorsement applicants must submit a board approved 2 Hour HIV/AIDS course with their application and fees.
License via Examination
If you were/are licensed in a state that does/did not require 1200 hours or a written examination, you do not qualify for endorsement.
This is for out-of-state or out-of-country barbers who are unable to endorse a license in Florida. You may be eligible for examination as a barber or restricted barber in Florida if you have held your barber license for at least one year.
If you meet this eligibility requirement, you must provide proof of licensure by submitting a current license copy that contains proof of an issuance date of one year earlier or a certification from the applicable state or country verifying licensure or authority to practice with you application. If your application is approved, you will be eligible to sit for the examination.
All examination applicants must submit a board approved 2 Hour HIV/AIDS course with their application and fees.
License Application Fees
These fees are new after 3/31/2018:
- Barber – Range from $173.50 to $255
- Restricted Barber – Range from $194.50 to $244.20
- Barbershop – $130
- Barber Assistant – This license is only able to be renewed. The board no longer take new applications for this license designation.
Yes, there are different application fees for even and odd years.
Barber by Examination
- $223.50 if applying between April 1st of even years through July 31st of odd years.
- $173.50 if applying between August 1st of odd years through March 31st of even years.
Restricted Barber by Examination
- $244.50 if applying between April 1st of even years through July 31st of odd years.
- $194.50 if applying between August 1st of odd years through March 31st of even years.
Barber by Endorsement
- $255.00 if applying between April 1st of even years through July 31st of odd years.
- $205.00 if applying between August 1st of odd years through March 31st of even years.
You can make a check payable to Department of Business and Professional Regulation. All license applications for the Barbers’ Board can be found here.
How do I renew my barber license?
Every Florida licensed barber, restricted barber, and barber assistant must renew their license every two years by the July 31st deadline during an even year (2020, 2022) to keep it active.
Continuing Education Requirements
There is only one course required to renew a Barber license or Restricted Barber license. A 2-Hour HIV/AIDS Course that is approved by the Florida Barbers’ Board must be completed during each renewal period. The next renewal deadline is July 31st, 2020.
Our 2-Hour HIV/AIDS course is approved by the Florida Barbers’ Board. It can be taken by out of state barbers moving to Florida and are seeking their initial license. It also meets the requirements necessary for license renewal for licensed barbers, restricted barbers, and barber assistants. After completion of the course and exam, we will enter your credits in the CE tracking system used by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation within 24 hours provided a Florida license number is provided.
There is no continuing education requirement to renew a Barbershop license or a Barber Assistant license. However, the renewal fee must be paid by Barbershop renewal deadline: 11/30 of even years.
These fees are new as of 3/31/2018:
- Barber – $75
- Restricted Barber – $75
- Barbershop – $110
- Barber Assistant – $5
Here is the link to renew licenses.
Null and Void or Expired Licenses
If you let your license expire, or become “null and void”, you must demonstrate that you failed to renew the license due to an illness or economic hardship. The application can be found here (BAR6).
With the application you will need to submit:
- Fee: $105
- Certificate of completion from a board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS course
- An explanation of illness or economic hardship that prevented renewal
Florida Barber FAQ’s
How do I obtain a barbershop license?
- Application BAR5
- Fee $110-$130
All rules regarding Barbershops can be found at the end of the application. Rules include who can work in a Barbershop, the display of licenses, and sanitation requirements.
You must complete the barbershop application and pay the required application fee.
After your barbershop license is issued, within approximately 90 days, an inspector will visit your shop unannounced for the initial inspection. You can open your barbershop when you receive the barbershop license. You do not need to wait to open until you are inspected.
Here is the link to renew your license.
Can licensed barbers work in a licensed salon?
Yes. A licensed barber is allowed to work in a cosmetology salon as long as a licensed cosmetologist is also employed.
Can licensed cosmetologists work in a licensed barbershop?
Yes. A licensed cosmetologist is allowed to work in a barbershop as long as a licensed barber is also employed.
Can I complete your 4 HIV/AIDS course for initial licensure and use it for applying to the Barbers’ Board?
Again, the barber and cosmetology professions have different boards and separately approve providers and courses. If you hold both a cosmetology license and barber license, you will need to complete an approved HIV/AIDS course for each board.
While we are approved by each board, our 4-Hour HIV/AIDS course is only approved by the Cosmetology board and this 2-Hour course is approved by the Barbers’ board. If you are licensed in both professions, you will need to complete both an approved 4-hour and 2-hour course, as there is not reciprocity between the boards for continuing education. A link to purchase the 4-hour course is under the “Courses” tab at the top of the page.
Ready to take the next steps? Have more questions?
If you have any other questions for us, check out our frequently asked questions section.
If you are ready to take the 2-Hour HIV/AIDS course, click here to get started.
If you have a question for the Florida Barber’s Board, you can contact them a few different ways, which we have listed below.
How do I contact the Florida Barbers’ Board?
Barbers’ Board Contact Information
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791