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.
Barber Schools in Florida
- International Hair and Barber Academy – Boca Raton, FL
- Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy – Brandon-Tampa Area, FL
- American Institute of Beauty Inc. – Clearwater/Largo, FL
- Sunstate Academy in Fort Myers, FL
- Fortis Institute – Jacksonville – Jacksonville, FL
- Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy – Lakeland, FL
- American Academy of Cosmetology – Orange Park, FL
Florida Division of Professions, Barbers’ Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone: (850) 487-1395