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Restricted Barber License By Examination (BAR 1)

A Florida restricted barber license is required to perform restricted barbering services. A restricted barber is not allowed to perform chemical services. For out-of-state or out-of-country barbers who are unable to endorse their licenses in Florida, you may be eligible for examination as a restricted barber in Florida if you held your license for at least five years.

Application Requirements:
  • AGE: Applicants for licensure by examination must be at least 16 years of age.
  • EDUCATION: Applicants must complete at least 600 hours of training at a Florida barbering school and be determined competent by a school official to sit for the barbering exam. For barbers who complete their education in Florida, ensure that the school official signs the portion of the application verifying a minimum of 600 barbering hours and the completion date.

  • EXAMINATION: For more information regarding the barber written examination, please review the Barber License Examination Candidate Information Booklet. If you have failed the examination, you are required to submit a reexamination application before you can schedule another examination with Pearson VUE. To reapply online or obtain a retake application please visit Barbers - Apply For A License.

  • HIV/AIDS COURSE: Complete a board-approved initial HIV/AIDS course and submit the course completion certificate with your application. The HIV/AIDS course must have been completed within two years prior to submitting an application and be at least two hours long. Note: The 4 hour course for cosmetology cannot substitute for the 2 hour course for barbers. For more information, please refer to our list of board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS Courses.

  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the office by phone or by traditional mail. If you have any questions, please contact 850.487.1395. *Pursuant to Section 455.275(1), Florida Statutes, effective October 1, 2012, licensees licensed under Chapter 455, F.S. must provide the Department with an email address if they have one. The emails provided may be used for official communication with the licensee. However email addresses are public record. If you do not wish to supply a personal address, please provide the Department with an email address which can be made available to the public. Please see our Chapter 455 page to determine if you are affected by this change.