Any person who can establish within six months after August 19, 1971, that he or she is a barber or an apprentice as defined under this chapter and can establish reasonable proof that he or she is practicing barbering in a barbershop under sanitary conditions will be given a certificate to practice barbering or an apprentice certificate without any examination upon paying the required fees as prescribed by this chapter. This section will not be construed to mean anyone except the barbers now practicing in the State of Alabama and instructors in barber colleges under the state vocational schools.
The following persons are specifically exempt from the provisions of this chapter while in the proper discharge of their professional duties:
(1) Persons authorized by law to practice medicine or surgery;
(2) Commissioned medical or surgical officers of the Armed Forces of the United States;
(3) Registered nurses; and
(4) Persons authorized by law to practice cosmetic therapy or beauty culture.
All instructors operating under the state vocational schools shall be exempt from qualifying fees. The instructors shall receive an instructor's certificate by paying the annual renewal fee as this chapter prescribes. All future instructors will be subject to all provisions of this chapter relating to instructors or assistant instructors.
All state-operated barber colleges shall be exempt from fees.
Last modified: May 3, 2021