Thank you for your interest in the Barber Training Program. We are excited to be able to offer such an affordable program to students in our local, and surrounding area.


Due to the high volume of interest in the barbering program we are starting a waiting list for future registrations effective immediately. To be placed on our waiting list please click here to submit your infomation.

Basic Description

The Barber Training Full-time Day Program is a 15-17 month program. Students will attend school 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Barber Training Part-time Day Program is an 18-20 month program. Students will attend school 8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Barber Training Program provides the skills necessary to become a professional barber! The program will prepare the students for the North Carolina Board Exam which will result in an apprentice license. The successful student will be qualified to work in an entry-level position in a barber shop or related business. After at least one year of on the job training, another exam is given by the Barber Board to issue a Registered Barber License.


Costs associated with the program include:

  • Student Permit: $25 (due at registration). Money Order payable to NC Board of Barber Examiners
  • Tuition: $180  per course (due at registration). 4 courses projected will be a total of $720.
  • Insurance: $15 (due at registration.) Due each fiscal year.
  • Barber Student Kit: Approximately $600. This kit contains equipment that you will carry with you to your first job.
  • Books: $218 (must be purchased prior to the first day of class).
    The total cost to purchase books, kit, and initial application, tuition, and insurance totals under $1,100. Total cost for the entire program will total only approximately $1,600. This is an excellent price for learning a new career!

Required at time of Registration:

**Registration for the barbering program is not available online and must be done in person.**

  1. Completed “Application to Enroll in Barber School”(only available at the barber school), including a money order for $25.00 student permit fee. The money order must be made out to the NC Board of Barber Examiners.  NOTE: Effective October 1, 2016, the NC State Board will no longer require students to obtain FBI background checks for student permits prior to registration.  Instead, the board will be using a private vendor for felony checks.

2.  Completed CFCC Continuing Education Registration Form. Registration form must be accompanied by $195 which includes the tuition fee of $180 for the first course and the insurance fee of $15.

3.   Students must bring proof of High School graduation or GED. A copy of the diploma or transcripts must be provided to NC Barber Board.

***Please note: Student must satisfy any unpaid fees to CFCC, before registration. Flags on the student record will cause the registration to be denied.

An interview with the instructor is required before registration.  Bring your questions! He is in the classroom all day so most phone calls are returned at the end of the day.  Monday through Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. are good times to stop by.  The location of the barber school is in a small business park named “Emerald Square”. The address is 3333 Wrightsville Ave. Our classroom is in suite “O” and the shop in suite “F”. There is a sign above each location indicating Cape Fear Community College Barber School.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any further assistance, let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Deginald King
Program Coordinator / Lead Instructor

Cape Fear Community College
Continuing Education

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Barbering Registration Dates:

Next registration for full-time day class will be in April 2017 pending seats available. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list.

Next registration for part-time  day class will be in March 2017 pending seats available. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list.

Registration will take place at 3333 Wrightsville Avenue in Suite “O”


  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED

Hours: Open to serve the public.

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Friday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays. | Walk-ins welcome. Barber lab phone: (910) 362-7692

Cape Fear Community College Barber School

3333 Wrightsville Avenue Suite F
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 362-7692