(c) Demonstrate that the licensure requirements of the state, jurisdiction, or country in
which he or she is authorized to perform barber services are substantially equal to the
requirements for licensure under the code and these rules.
(3) The requirements of another state, jurisdiction, or country are considered
substantially equal to the requirements for a barber license in this state if both of the
following conditions are satisfied:
(a) The state, jurisdiction, or country required an applicant to pass 1 or more
examinations that tested barber theory and practical application that are substantially
equal to the theory and practical application examinations for licensure in this state.
(b) The state, jurisdiction, or country required an applicant to receive not less than
1,800 hours of prelicensure training at a licensed barber college.
(4) If the applicant’s prelicensure training does not satisfy the requirements of subrule
(3)(b) of this rule, pursuant to section 1108(3) of the code, MCL 339.1108, the hours of
prelicensure training required under the code and these rules may be substituted with
barber or barber apprentice experience at a ratio of 100 hours of training for each 3
months of barber or barber apprentice experience. To receive credit, the applicant shall
attest on a form provided by the department that he or she worked as a barber or barber
apprentice for a period of time equal to the number of hours of training required for
(5) Both of the following apply regarding education, training, or experience obtained
outside of the United States:
(a) An applicant who received education, training, or experience outside the United
States shall have documentation provided directly to the department from the educational
institution, apprenticeship, or employer verifying his or her education, training, and
experience. Documentation that is provided in a language other than English must
include a copy in English that is translated and notarized by an embassy or professional
(b) If the educational, apprenticeship, or work experience records are unavailable from
the country in which an applicant received his or her education, training, or experience,
he or she may not substitute experience for any of the hours of prelicensure training
concerning safety and sanitation, or laws, rules, or regulations. To receive credit for
other required prelicensure training hours, the applicant shall provide both of the
(i) A notarized affidavit stating the total number of years of education,
apprenticeship, or barber experience he or she has completed. The affidavit shall include
the name of each school he or she attended and the degree or training he or she received,
including the courses taken and grades received, and if applicable, the names of each
former employer or apprenticeship supervisor.
(ii) A notarized statement from a government official of the country in which the
records are unavailable attesting to the unavailability of his or her records.
(6) Each state, jurisdiction, or country in which the applicant holds or has ever held a
license as a barber shall verify that the applicant’s license is currently in good standing or
was in good standing just prior to its lapse.
R 339.6023 Relicensure requirements.