Skip to the main content

Barbering - Belle Glade campus

This 1,200 clock hour CCPcertificate program prepares the student for employment as a licensed barber in the state of Florida.

About the Program

The Barbering program is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the Florida barber license exam. As a Barbering student, you will learn:

  • Hair cutting and styling
  • Beard and mustache trimming
  • Shaving and skin care services
  • Hair coloring and chemical processes (hair relaxing, permanent waving)
  • Salon management
  • Safety, health and sanitation
  • Barbering law and ethics

Students build their barbering skills in a modern salon environment and gain hands-on experience performing services for other students as well as paying clients.

Barbering program graduates are eligible to take the barbering license exam and apply to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation for the barber license. Upon passing the exam, students will become licensed barbers, eligible to perform all barbering services in Florida.



The Belle Glade Cosmetology and Barbering programs at Palm Beach State College requires all students to actively participate as clients as well as service providers. All students serve as models in the program, beginning with shampoos and styles in the first class through manicure/pedicure procedures. You may be asked to remove hairpieces, extensions, weaves, artificial nails, etc., to participate in the program. Students may not refuse to participate to keep their additions in place. Please keep this in mind when enrolling. You will learn proper application, care, and maintenance of artificial hair and nails, but this may require you to sacrifice your current looks to learn the techniques.

Admissions and Financial Aid Info

No high school diploma or GED is required. Follow these steps:

  • Apply at
  • There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  • All applicants are encouraged to complete the federal FAFSA application for financial aid via
  • Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  • Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam, unless you are exempt from TABE testing.
  • Sign up for classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I document an exemption from the TABE exam?
To determine if you are exempt, please to go the TABE section of this webpage:

What is the schedule for the Barbering program?

This is an evening program and it begins in August. Students are in class Monday through Thursday from 6 – 10 p.m.

How long does the program take?
Students will complete the evening Barbering program in approximately 20 months. The program consists of 10 courses, taken sequentially, with each course building upon the knowledge and skills gained in the previous course.

What is the cost of the program?
The in-state tuition fee is approximately $4,800 (this includes an upgraded hair kit valued at $700 and a Medical Insurance Fee of $16.16 per year). Non-Florida resident tuition is approximately $15,000. In addition, a textbook will be required. Financial aid may cover the cost of all tuition, books, and fees for qualifying students.

Are uniforms required?
Yes, black scrubs and black closed toe shoes are required. No sandals or open toe shoes allowed.

Where are classes held?
Classes are held in the TEC Building, Room 129, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430


Salon Services

Barbering, cosmetology, facial and nail services are open to the public and Palm Beach State community for reasonable fees.  Appointments are encouraged. Please call 561-993-1420 to schedule.  | See salon pricing

Contact Info

Please contact Gloria McAllister or call 561-993-1175.

Print page