BarberSafe Online Certification




BarberSafe is an online certification program promoting protocols of infection control, safe cleaning, sterilization and chemical practices. This is a self-study program designed in response to the public's concern, relative to continually surfacing viral and bacterial strains and the Barber and Cosmetology Industry's ongoing need for information and awareness about the best practices and their legal responsibilities when providing personal services to protect themselves and their clients. BarberSafe incorporates standards recognized across Canada encouraging all Barbers to be certified and maintain these high standards to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and communicable diseases like HIV and Hepatitis B and C.

Who should take BarberSafe?


     BARBER SAFE Certification Level 1

1. Level 1 - Barbering - Infection, Prevention and Control  

  • Cost to be BarberSafe Certified - $100.00 + GST = $105.00

You must receive the minimum passing grade of 70%. 

Why should I take BarberSafe?

To be an industry leader! Working in a deregulated environment, you can raise industry standards by proactively updating and refreshing your knowledge on the protocols for infection control, cleaning and chemical practices.

What are the benefits of BarberSafe?

Once you successfully completed the BarberSafe Program, you will be provided with BarberSafe certification materials that you can proudly display for your clients to see:

  • BarberSafe certification recognized nationwide
  • Reduces health risks and infections for you and your client
  • Protects your clients & your reputation
  • Enhances client confidence

How long will I be BarberSafe certified once I have passed the assessment exam?

Once you have passed the assessment exam, your BarberSafe certification is valid for 3 years. BarberSafe certification was put into place to ensure Barber Professionals continually keep up-to-date on the protocols for infection control, cleaning and chemical practices.

BarberSafe is administered by the BC Barbers Association.  This certification program was developed by the BC Barbers Association in response to industry & public concern regarding adherence to the best practices for safety and infection control.

The BarberSafe Certification was developed with the assistance of Cosmetology & Health Professionals from across Canada, including:

  • BC Centre of Disease Control
  • Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
  • Fraser Health
  • Ministry of Health (PSE Guidelines)
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • WorkSafe BC

Be Safe... Be BarberSafe