Section 34-7B-17Qualifications of applicants for examination or licensure-Barber.
(a) No person may be admitted to an examination or licensed as a barber unless he or she possesses all of the following qualifications:
(1) Is at least 16 years old.
(2) Has successfully completed at least 10 grades in secondary school, or the equivalent.
(3) Has successfully completed at least 1,000 clock hours in a licensed or registered school of barbering or 2,000 clock hours under the immediate supervision of a licensed barber, who has held a license for at least five years and has worked in a licensed shop for a period of two years. The five-year requirement shall not apply to barbers operating on August 1, 2013.
(b) Any applicant who satisfies the qualifications in subsection (a), pays the applicable examination fee, successfully completes the applicable examination, and pays the license fee shall be issued a barber license.
(c) Any person who is working as a barber on August 1, 2013, upon payment of the applicable license fee by January 28, 2014, shall be licensed by the board under this section. Any person licensed pursuant to this section shall be subject to this chapter and rules adopted by the board pursuant to this chapter including, but not limited to, shop requirements, sanitation procedures, and license renewal.
(Act 2013-371, p. 1330, §2.)