General Info - Statewide License
Two year license earned by examination or reciprocity that allows an individual to practice barbering in the state of Maryland.
Obtaining the License
Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Must submit proof of completion of 1,200 hours of barber student training in a barber school or 2,250 hours as a registered apprentice in a licensed barbershop and qualify by examination given by the Board.
Apply for the License
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Maintaining Your License
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)
Submit a renewal application.
Pay renewal fee.
Why the License is required?
The Maryland Board of Barbers qualifies and licenses individuals seeking licensure and issues permits to business entities through which the trade of barbering is practiced. The Board also establishes health and safety standards for the operation of barbershops and trade schools.
What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?
We regulate the practice of barbering under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 4 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 16.