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Barbering - Belle Glade campus

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

Information Sessions

No need to register! Pick a convenient date:

Dates:  April 24, May 29, June 26 or July 31

Time:  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:  TEC Building Patio, Belle Glade Campus | 1977 College Drive

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.

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

Reception area at the salonBarbering, cosmetology, facial and nail services are open to the public and Palm Beach State community for reasonable fees.




Contact Info

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

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