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The American Barber Association recognizes barbers who are students or apprentices.  Barber Apprentices are learning the standards of barbering.    The Barber Apprentice Certificate is only available for members of the ABA.


To be eligible to be designated a Barber Apprentice you must be a Barber Apprentice Member of the ABA.   To become a member, please click on the link below.


Professional Recognition

Barber Apprentices are at the beginning stages of barbering and are learning the standards of excellence and professionalism from Professional and Master Barbers.   ABA Certified Barber Apprentices 

Industry Recognition

Barber Apprentices are recognized by the industry as students committed to barbering.  

Customer Recognition

It’s a fact, when customers see the Barber Apprentice Certificate on the wall, they gain an extra sense of pride and peace of mind that they are being serviced by an industry recognized professional.   Build greater customer appreciation and loyalty!

Employment Opportunities

In a recent survey by the American Barber Association, 72% of barbershops were open to have an ABA Certified Barber Apprentice in their shop as apprentices.

Income Opportunities

ABA Certified Barber Apprentices have opportunities to earn more income.

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