Infection control

Course outline

This 3 hour program covers the transmission of contagious diseases and the proper methods of sanitation and sterilization to be employed in barber shops.

In order to obtain NY Master Barber License, all individuals must complete Infection Control course also know as HIV and Transmission of Contagious Diseases prevention training. Proof of completion will be submitted with application for a barbering license.

This course helps to ensure that barbers and their apprentices know about danger of contagious diseases and know how to prevent transmission from one client to another. You will learn how to disinfect tools and exercise reasonable care while working to ensure the safety of clients and yourself. This is very important course and is required to be completed in order to obtain Master Barber License or Apprentice License.


This course is offered by correspondence instruction, and is a self study program. A student is afforded as much time as necessary to complete the instructional portion, but the time frame within which the instructional portion of the program is designed to be completed is three hours. A licensed instructor will be available during school hours to address any question or concerns for any student taking the course by correspondence.

In addition, instructors may be contacted through our website and through general email.

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