HB 517 was approved by Governor Rick Scott on April 6, 2012, and reduces the continuing education required to activate an inactive license. You now only have to complete one renewal cycle of continuing education instead of completing continuing education for all the renewal cycles your license was in an inactive status. Applicants will need to provide proof of completing the continuing education requirements in effect at the last renewal date immediately prior to their application. Those requirements include completion of a 2 hour, board-approved HIV/AIDS course.
Barber Endorsement Applicants
Effective December 6, 2011 out-of-state barber endorsement applicants are no longer required to include a NACES education evaluation with their application.
Streamlined Applications Released
In an effort to assist applicants through the licensure process and to reduce the number of deficient applications, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Barbers' Board conducted a complete review and revision of all applications.
The Florida Barbers' Board will begin accepting the Department’s new streamlined applications beginning May 30, 2012. There will be a ninety (90) day transition period during which the Department will continue to accept submission of the old applications; this period will end on September 1, 2012.
Effective July 1, 2010 barbershop inspections will be performed biennially.
Addresses Removed from Personal Licenses
As a matter of personal safety, the board recently removed addresses from all cosmetology and barber personal licenses. Please remember that the requirement for the licenses to be laminated and posted at work stations is still in effect.
Social Security Number Required
All applications must include the applicant's social security number. Applicants must provide their social security number or the application will be considered deficient. A worker's identification number is not considered a social security number.