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The mission of the Barbering program is to prepare students for employment as Barbers.


This program stresses Florida barbering laws and rules, and the related chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology and development of skills in performing the manipulative techniques in the practice of barbering. Specific skills include shaping hair, performing hairstyles, mustache and beard design, shaving the face and performing facial treatments. Additional training includes hairpieces, wigs, and hair attachments; permanent waves, chemical relaxing, coloring and highlighting, and entrepreneurship.

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the Barber License examination which is governed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Barbering program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I120402 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1200 Hrs
COS0150 A Restricted Barber 1 333
COS0151 Restricted Barber 2 300
COS0152 Restricted Barber 3 334
COS0671 B Barber 200

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

At completion of the 1200-hour program, students will pay any required fees and register to become a:

  • Barber, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
  • Restricted Barber, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation


Upon successful completion of the Barbering program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – Up to 24 credits

Program Cost

  • $5,351.77
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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