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Barbers’ Board

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation supports the Governor in meeting his obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to the important leadership roles within the department’s Professional Boards, Council and Commissions. Members are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

The members of the Barbers’ Board work with the department in meeting its mission to “License Efficiently. Regulate Fairly.” There are approximately 11,000 licensed Barbers and 2,750 licensed Barbershops pursuant to Chapter 476, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61G3, Florida Administrative Code.

Licensed Barbers provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

The Barbers’ Board is comprised of seven members. Five members of the board shall be barbers who have practiced the occupation of barbering in this state for at least five years. The remaining two members of the board shall be citizens of the state who are not presently licensed barbers. No person shall be appointed to the board that is in any way connected with the manufacture, rental, or wholesale distribution of barber equipment and supplies. No member may serve for more than the remaining portion of a previous member's unexpired term, plus two consecutive 4-year terms.

As the terms of the members expire, the Governor shall appoint successors for terms of four years; and such members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. The Governor may remove any member for cause. No person shall be appointed to serve more than two consecutive terms. Any vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired portion of the term.

Each board member shall receive per diem and mileage allowances as provided in Section 112.061, Florida Statutes, from the place of her or his residence to the place of the meeting and return to the residence.

The Board meets approximately four times a year for one to two days, plus teleconferences as necessary. Prior to each meeting, there is an average of six hours of pre-meeting preparation required. Preparation activities may include reviewing agenda items, reviewing application information, reviewing disciplinary information, and/or reading Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code.

For more information about the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation or the Barbers’ Board please visit the Barbers’ Board webpage.

 

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