Master Barber I (Two-year Program) (19002-2YI)

Copyright: 2022

Virginia Assignment Code: 8743

Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11

Duration: 36 weeks

Hours: 420

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None


Course Description:

This introductory course is designed for students pursuing a career as a master barber. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes personal safety, professionalism, scalp and hair care, hair cutting, styling, lightening and coloring, shaving, and barbershop management. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.


The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at


Barbering students must satisfy a minimum of 840 hours of instruction in a two- or three-year coherent sequence of courses to be eligible to take the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology licensing examination. Upon successful completion of the program, students may earn the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology license. For more information, see Superintendent's Memo 075-16 and Superintendent's Memo 072-17.

Credentials, Course Sequences, and Career Clusters/Pathways can be found here: