Barber License Details

Barber License

General Info - Statewide License


Two year license earned by examination or reciprocity that allows an individual to practice barbering in the state of Maryland.


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    Approval time

  • $50.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. 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)

  1. Submit a renewal application.

  2. Pay renewal fee.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation dllr.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Board Administrator

Email: Barbers.cos@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 230-6190

Work hours:



Purpose

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. 


Legal Authority

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.