License Categories and Qualifications
Barber: Must submit proof of completion of 1200 hours of barber
student training in a barber school or 2250 hours as a registered
apprentice in a licensed barber shop, and qualify by examination
given by the Board.
- Master Barber: Fifteen (15) months of experience as a licensed barber and
a passing grade on the Master Barber Exam and the Barber Exam.
- Shop Owner: Must provide approved use and occupancy permit from the
local zoning board with the shop permit application.
- Apprentice: Must complete an application and sponsorship form which
must be signed by a master barber and shop owner.
After successfully completing the examination, you will
receive instructions in the mail on how to obtain your license.
It will take approximately 10 working days, after you complete
the examination, to receive your instructions.
Current License Period
Two year - staggered expiration dates
Licensure by Endorsement
An individual, who possesses a current license in another
state and can provide certification that their license was
obtained under the same standards as required in Maryland and that
their license is in good standing and current, is eligible
for licensure by endorsement (reciprocity) with two years notarized work experience.
State Board of Barbers
500 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202