Currently, all barber licensing in Florida falls under the Florida Division of Professions, Barbers Board.
Florida Barber License Requirements
1200 Hours training at a barber school
Apprenticeship is not currently permitted for a barber license.
Florida Barber License Renewal
The Florida barber license needs to be renewed every two years. It costs $105 for barbers and restricted barbers to renew, $155 for barbershops to renew, and $25 for barber assistants to renew. If you have been working unlicensed you need to pay an additional $5 unlicensed activity fee. You need to complete a board-approved course in HIV and AIDS during each two year licensure period.
Florida Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer
The Florida cosmetology board does not have a reciprocity program. Instead, they offer Florida licensure through endorsement. To transfer your license to Florida, your home state must have similar education and testing requirements.
Florida Division of Professions, Barbers’ Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone: (850) 487-1395