Barber Licensing

You to need to get a Georgia Barber License to work as a professional barber, or transfer you’re license from another state. We’d like to help you get there.

Exodus Barber Shop is a community business that serves the entire community. Our constituency is made up of many cultures, and people who are from all over the country and even the world.

Our staff is no different. Many of our Barbers arrived in the Atlanta area to continue their careers immediately with the Exodus family. Thats why we’ve continued to be a landing spot of choice for many who migrate to Georgia.

If you’re a Barber wishing to bring your talents to Georgia from another state,   there are license requirements that must be met. Not every state shares reciprocity  with Georgia. For example, licensed  barbers from North Carolina can transfer their licenses over to Georgia, while those from New York must take the State Barber exam. Click here to learn what you need to know about Georgia licensing laws. This link will take you to the Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. When you reach the page click on FAQ in the top left hand corner which will in turn give you a list of frequently asked questions. Click on “What are Barber endorsement/ recioprocity requirements” to get specifics pertaining to licensee state to state reciprocity.

The Georgia the Barber Board  of Cosmetologists and Barbers actually refers to a state in which there is license reciprocity as one that enjoys endorsement. There are  however, eight states that fall into the category of non-endorsed, and these are: Alabama, California, The District of Columbia, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Nevada, New York,  Mississippi and Washington.

Generally if your transferring over from non-endorsed states you’ll be required to take the exam, or in some cases, complete more hours of education. Each case is evaluated individually, based on how long you’ve been licensed, your educational hours, and experience. If you are coming from one of the other 42 states, and your paperwork is in order, you should able to transfer you license right over.

For all official information regarding licensing requirements go to the Georgia Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers website. Here you’ll be able to find out about licensing, rules, regulations, board meetings, and many other things concerning the official capacity of our profession in the State of Georgia. You can also call them at  478-207-2440.

Blog written by Dan Brown “The Barber”