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American Barber Institute (ABI) is licensed by the New York State Department of Education. Our facility includes two floors, the first is used for hands on practical training. Our downstairs floor is devoted to the theoretical and practical component of the program training. Our school’s facility is 3,000 square feet, which makes us one of the largest schools of its type in the New York City area. A.B.I. is handicap accessible. While, ABI has a large and spacious facility we are equally proud of the class sizes for both our theory classes and practical experience.

Basic Requirements

Our Admissions Office will be happy to help with any questions you have about our Admission Requirements.

The following is a overview list of the key requirements needed to enroll in our program

Also note: If your circumstances are extenuating do not hesitate to speak with one of our Admission Reps, Counselors, and/or Directors about them. We will work with you in trying to remove any obstacles that may be impeding your entry into one of our programs. Do not miss the opportunity to better your life!

  • Social Security Card or Tax ID Number
  • High School Diploma (HSD) or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) If you don’t have an HSD or GED ABI will administer entrance exam prior to enrolling If you have a HSD from a foreign country, you have to submit notarized translation and copy of the original document
  • Must be 17 years of age
  • Proof of address
  • Photo Identification or Driver’s License
  • Down Payment
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When you come for a tour, the first thing you will find is that our staff is incredibly friendly and here to help you. Ask our staff about their love for teaching a new generation of barbers and they will tell you that it is their passion for imparting knowledge.