Barber School NYC License CourceIn order to become a barber in NYC you need to obtain Master Barber License. Tribeca Peluquería School (ABI American Barber Institute of Tribeca) offers 2 required courses required for NYS barber license.

  • Barbering 510 Hours Course
  • 3 Hour Infection Control Course (HIV)

Barbering 510 Hours Course

15 Weeks

Tuition: $4,100.00
Tools: $250.00 (Student may purchase those tools on his/her own)
Books: $100.00
Reg. Fee: $100.00

Plan A: 7:45AM – 3:05PM; Mon. – Fri.
Plan B: 3:05PM – 8:20PM; Mon- Fri.
Plus Sat. 9:00AM – 5:45PM

Entrance Requirements

  1. Social Security Card
  2. High School Diploma or GED : – If you don’t have either one a “Scholastic Level Exam” (SLE) will be provided prior to registration – Any foreign versions of these documents must be translated and notarized before being submitted.
  3. Proof of Address
  4. Photo Identification

Description of course

This course prepares you for the New York State Barber Operators examination as well as for the Barber Apprentice examination (State Board)


In this course you will learn how to use the tools of the trade (hair clippers, scissors, stratight razor, your work environment and more) to execute a broad variety of mens and womans hair styles/cuts which include (but are not limited to): skin fade, tapers, classic bob, baldys ceasers, shapeups, beard trims, mustaches styles. You will also learn clipper over comb, the 14 strokes of the straight raxor, hot towel shaving, facial massage, shampooing, ethics, shop management, and sanitation and sterilization of the work environment.

3 Hour Infection Control Course

This 3 hour program covers the “transmission of contagious diseases and the proper methods of sanitation and sterilization to be employed in barber shops. All applicants for barbering licensure must complete such a course and proof of such completion must be submitted with the application for licensure.


This course is offered by correspondence instruction, and is a self study program. A student is afforded as much time as necessary to complete the instructional portion, but the time frame within in which the instructional portion of the program is designed to be completed is three hours. A licensed instructor will be available during school hours to address any questions or concerns for any student taking the course by correspondence. In addition, instructors may be contacted through our website and through general email.


The total tuition of the program is $100.00. Upon enrollment, the entire tuition must be paid in full. There are no tools or uniforms required for the completion of this program.


The course may be taken at any time.


This is a self study program.