Connecticut barbers have an exciting and creative job. They have the opportunity to work one-on-one with other people and can act as artists with the hairstyles that they create for their clients. If you want to obtain your barber license in Connecticut so that you can begin your career in this industry, read on for more information about the application process. If you already have your barber’s license, congratulations! But, keep in mind that obtaining a barber’s license does not mean that you will automatically be able to keep it forever. There are disciplinary issues that barbers can face that could have a negative impact on their licenses. I will explain these issues and how to prevent them or fight accusations on this page.
Obtaining a Barber License
In order to get a barber license in Connecticut, you must meet certain requirements. These are:
- Have an 8th grade education or an equivalent through the test of Adult Basic Education or the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test.
- Complete of 1,000 hours of study in a school that is approved by the Connecticut State Board of Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians.
- Pass the Prometric Connecticut barber examination.
If you meet these requirements, you can fill out a barber license application form. The application can only be filled out and submitted online – there is not a mail-in option for this type of license. You will also have to pay an application fee of $100.00.
Also keep in mind that if the license is granted, you will need to renew it at the appropriate times. The renewal fee is $100.00. If your license lapses and you want to reinstate it, there is also a fee of $100.00.
Disciplinary Action Against Barber Licenses
As with all licenses in Connecticut, disciplinary action can be taken and impact your career. Outlined by the Board of Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians are several situations in which action can be taken against a license holder. Here are some of the common issues:
- First of all, you need to make sure that you obtain a barber license before beginning practice as a barber. If not, you face disciplinary action.
- A barber does not display their license card for clients to see.
- A barber cannot perform their professional duties.
- The barber faces an alcohol or drug problem.
- The person faces a mental illness.
- The person faces a physical illness.
These are a few common situations that could cause a problem for your barber license, but other issues may be handled at the Board’s discretion.
Keeping Your License
If your barber’s license is in jeopardy, the first step that you can take to protect yourself is to contact a professional license defense lawyer in Connecticut. Such a lawyer can make sure that you cooperate without incriminating yourself. They can also establish evidence that can be used in your defense should you face a hearing regarding the status of your license. Having a lawyer on your side can help you present your side of the story and can help you fight for minimal penalties. For more information, contact me. I am happy to help.