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About this course

Bates Technical College has the only college barber program in the State of Washington in which students prepare to become licensed barbers while learning in a stand-alone program and working in an on-campus shop that serves the public. Students are evaluated on the performance of each competency of the curriculum to ensure readiness to meet state licensure requirements and enter the profession. Prior to program completion, each student must take and pass a comprehensive written and practical examination that includes theoretical concepts. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

Note: The minimum age for licensure as a barber in the State of Washington is 17 years of age.

Entry Requirements

International students are also required to have a command of English in order to be admitted directly into career training programs at Bates. Please send English proficiency scores as part of your application. We accept the following tests:

  • TOEFL Score of 61 (iBT) /173 (CBT) /500 (PBT)
  • IELTS Score of 5.5
  • ELS - Completion of Level 109 
  • STEP EIKEN Grade 2A (Minimum)