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Barber Initial License for Out-of State or Out-of-Country Applicants (Endorsement) (BAR 4)

A Florida barber license is required to perform all barbering services. If you hold a barber license in another state or another country, you may be eligible for endorsement in Florida.

Application Requirements:
  • ENDORSEMENT: Attempting to qualify for licensure in Florida without having to take an examination by holding an active barbers license in another state or another country whose requirements for licensure are comparable or more stringent than Florida requirements of 900 educational hours and passage of a written examination.

  • AGE: Applicants for licensure by endorsement must be at least 16 years of age.
  • EDUCATION: All applicants must have completed at least 900 educational hours, comparable or more stringent than those required in Florida, and must have passed a written examination.

  • NACES EVALUATION: Out-of-country barber endorsement applicants must obtain an education evaluation from a credential evaluation service which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The evaluation must be submitted with the application. For more information, please refer to the NACES website.
  • HIV/AIDS COURSE: The HIV/AIDS course must have been completed within two years prior to submitting an application. Note: the 4 hour course for cosmetology cannot substitute 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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2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395