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Welcome to Montana Barber Institute,

Montana Barber Institute would like to welcome you to an outstanding and professional place of learning! Here at Montana Barber Institute (MBI), we offer a great opportunity for learning for students who are seeking a lucrative and promising career. MBI has a dedicated administrative staff and experienced instructors who truly want to see each and every student succeed. MBI's goal is to graduate each student who comes through our doors and get their license to become a successful Hair Care Specialist.

Montana Barber Institute (MBI) is designed to help students take the first step toward a wide variety of careers within the hair Industry. Students will receive top-quality training from well-educated and proficient Instructors. MBI wants the best of you and we are prepared to open the doors to as many opportunities for achieving a successful career for every student.



Montana Barber Institute seeks to implement its philosophy based on providing programs designed for student achievement at Montana Barber Institute, they are as follows:


  • Discipline is based on structured training to achieve a standard of excellence in the process of becoming licensed. 

  • Professionalism is becoming proficient in every aspect of life, especially in the field of Beauty and Barbering.

  • Montana Barber Institute's vision is to train every student to become astute entrepreneurs and business professionals. 



The following programs are provided at MBI. To get information about a specific program, please fill out your information in the contact block listed below and/or give us a call.


Thank you!


Class A Barber Program

Barber Instructor Program

* All Programs are taught in a traditional setting here on campus. MBI does not offer distance education* 


Institutions operating hours:

Mon - Fri  9am - 9pm

Sat-Sun Closed


Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Contact Admissions:

(915) 760-7964


Admission Policy and Procedures




Montana Barber Institute admits students into a school that meets the minimum age requirements. The student is required by the state of Texas to obtain a Student Permit from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation within 10 days of enrollment into the school. 


Students must first submit the proper documentation before the procedure can begin. The document is as follows:



  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate

  • Social security card

  • Driver’s license or ID

  • Documentation showing completion of the 7th grade or above must be provided to complete the registration process. 

For federal student aid applicants, a High School Diploma or its Equivalent, such as:


  • GED

  • Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI)

  • Homeschooling  completion certificate and/or transcript


Montana Barber Institute will verify the validity of any transcript or diploma; If a transcript or diploma is in question:

  • Montana Barber Institute may ask you to provide an electrically verified copy of the transcript through  National Student Clearinghouse

  • Montana Barber Institute may ask the student to provide the school's name and address. MBI will then consult the school or the Department of Education (in that city) to confirm the student's graduation year.

The student may appeal an unfavorable decision. There is no appeal process to the Department of Education. The student may appeal to the Montana Barber Institute. The student will have 10 business days from the day the decision was made to start the appeal process. The appeal will be reviewed by the MBI Institutional Committee and a response will be given in writing to the student within 10 business days of receiving the appeal. The initial response may not provide for the final resolution of the problem but will notify the student of continued investigation and/or actions being taken regarding the appeal.

  • If enrolling in the Barber Instructor Program; a copy of your current Class A Barber License must be presented,

  • Transfer students and Re-Entry students must provide the necessary documentation upon enrollment. ( see Transfer Policy and Re-Entry Policy top left of the page)

 All veterans must request Military Official Transcripts to be sent to Montana Barber Institute electronically @ (you can also give the school permission to request on your behalf) & provide a copy of their DD214 if retired and/or separated. Veterans who have post-secondary education must request their Official Transcripts to be sent to Montana Barber Institute. 

(If you are active military you can access JST by using your CAC Card, if you are not active, you will need to register with JST for an account.)

     *All students must pay $25.00 for the Application Fee & $15.00 for the Name Tag*  

     *Find out about the Exemption Program here at MBI. This helps students have more affordable tuition.*


A student who chooses to use MyCAA  funding 


Once the necessary documents have been obtained the registration process will begin by the administration as follows: (all documents will be read, reviewed, and signed by the student)



  • A student's financial arrangement/contract agreement with the school must be a sign. if the student will be making a payment arrangement then an additional form must be signed. (Enrollment Agreement Addendum-Payment)

  • The Barber student Permit application along with the $25 Fee(which is non-refundable) will be processed.

  • The Enrollment Agreement form is agreed upon and signed. 

  • The student will be given the Refund and Cancellation Policy to read and sign.

  • A Disclosure Agreement will be given to be agreed upon and signed.

  • The Program Outline will be given to the student to read and sign.

  • The Attendance, Progress, Grievance Policy along with The S.A.P. Policy will be given to the student to read and sign

  • Statement of Acknowledgement for Media Device

  • The Rules of Operation and Student Conduct Policy will be given and signed.

  • The student Sanitation procedures will be given to be read and signed.

  • Student Profile Sheet

  • Rules

  • Student Expectations

  • Acknowledgment of the Student Expectations 

  • Attendance Rules



This institution does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. However, all prospective students that are accepted for enrollment must be proficient in the English language. Students are required to certify that they are proficient in reading and writing in the English language.


Physical Requirements of the Industry


Being in fairly good physical condition, as most positions require an extensive amount of time on your feet; manual dexterity and the ability to bend forward and maintain the position for a period of time are also required. Positions such as barbershop manager or hair care product representative are not as physically demanding.


Student Orientation


Montana Barber Institute's orientation process includes an informative briefing about the school and programs from the director. Students will go to the administration office after being briefed by the director to pick up the registration packet. The administration office will go over the in-processing with the student and take all required documentation and down payment.  Once the administration is done with the in-processing, the student will be redirected to an instructor for the orientation. The orientation includes a detailed briefing of the school's policies and procedures, a haircutting technique, and a tour of the school. Students are encouraged to ask questions if he/she does not understand any information being put out. Students will sign and date all required documents throughout the orientation process and these documents will be placed in the student's file.




Class Schedules


Day Full Time                                                                     Part Time
Monday   -  Friday                                                            Monday - Friday 
09:00 am - 10:00 am     Haircut Services                       09:00 am - 10:00 am  Haircut Services 
10:00 am - 12:30 pm     Lecture                                     10:00 am - 12:30 pm Lecture 
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm     Lunch Break                            12:30 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch 
01:00 pm - 02:45 pm     Practical Test Instructions      01:00 pm - 01:45 pm Demonstration Lab
02:45 pm - 03:30 pm     Demonstration/Lab                01:45 pm - 02:30 pm Haircut Services 
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm     Haircut Services


Evening Full Time  
Monday - Friday
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm      Practical Test Instructions 
03:00 pm - 05:30 pm      Lecture
05:30 pm - 06:00 pm      Lunch Break
06:00 pm - 06:45 pm      Demonstration/Lab
06:45 pm - 08:00 pm      Haircut Services

***Schedules are subject to change to accommodate the student's needs. Schedules can be applied to all programs offered.***

Credit for Previous Hours


Hours of barbering from previous state-certified training programs will be credited to the student based on a valid transcript of hours issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Barber Division. All hours will be valid for forty-eight (48) months after withdrawal or graduation.


Graduation Requirements


For a student to graduate from Montana Barber Institute they are required to have paid their tuition in full or to make payment arrangements to cover their remaining balance. In addition, students must complete the following requirements:


· Class A Barber Program: completion of the 1000 course required hours of training within a minimum of a seven and a half  () month period.


· Barber Instructor Program: completion of the 750 course required hours of training within a minimum of a twenty (20) week period.


Completion and Graduation Rate

Full-time undergraduate students (September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023)

                             Pass           Fail           Total          Ratio

Written                  9                12              21            42.9%

Practical               13                0              27            100%

Total                     22              12              55            64.7%

Student Body Diversity

Full-time undergraduate students (September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021)

  • Male                                              10

  • Female                                           5

  • African American                          4

  • Hispanic                                         9

  • Other                                              0

  • Federal Pell Grant Recipients       10

*3.75% of the student body is still attending




Students are advised individually, as often as necessary and at least once a month to review the student's progress. Salon Presidents and Stylists are scheduled in the school regularly to give demonstrations and discuss career goals, etc. with the students. This activity supplements the daily advising carried out by the instructors and supervisor. Students may request additional advising sessions at any time. Students are given personal attention assistance at every stage of training from the first day of enrollment to the day of graduation. At predetermined intervals, measuring instruments are utilized to evaluate the rate and quality of the student, and remedial assignments are made when required. Particular attention is given to preparation for the Bureau of Barbering & Cosmetology Examination.




Licensing Requirements


For a student to be eligible for a state license from TDLR they must:


· Complete the required hours;

· Pass the written and practical examinations;

· Pay the required fees; and

· Have not committed an act that is a ground for denial of a license.


Certificate of Completion


Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements mentioned, a program of instruction, and fulfillment of all financial obligations to the school, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion is not a guarantee to be issued a license by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).


Placements Programs


Job placement assistance is provided to graduates and students at no additional charge. Upon Graduation, the student's name is recorded in the student registrar and the process of follow-up begins. When students take the licensing examination, it is recorded as a pass or fail. Students are encouraged to return for placement services to help graduates' efforts to secure employment in the field represented by the program the graduate completed, or in a related field that includes, but is not limited to: professional appearance guidelines, job referral, and follow-up. Students are sent for interviews. The School may show the results to prospective students upon request. 

Job Placement Rates: 100%


Student Grievance Policy


An official statement of a complaint about something believed to be wrong or unfair.


The institution recognizes that in any environment there are times when need to express concerns and work-related problems in a formal manner. This Policy establishes the process whereby students may present to the institute his/her concerns and other work-related problems and provides for the prompt and considerate review of such issues..


The school will make every attempt to resolve any student complaint that is not frivolous or without merit. Complaint procedures will be included in the new student orientation thereby assuring that all students know the steps to follow should they desire to register a complaint at any time.  Evidence of final resolution of all complaints will be retained in school files to determine the frequency, nature, and patterns of complaints for the institution. Budget resources for this policy will be determined when necessary. 


The following procedure outlines the specific steps of the complaint process.


1. The student who has a complaint should first bring it to the attention of their Instructor.


2. If that fails to resolve the problem, the student should register the complaint in writing on the designated form provided by the front office within 30 days of the date that the act which is the subject of the grievance occurred.


3. The complaint form will be given to the school Director.


4. The complaint will be reviewed by management and a response will be given in writing to the student within 15 days of receiving the complaint. The initial response may not provide for the final resolution of the problem but will notify the student of continued investigation and/or actions being taken regarding the complaint.


5. If the complaint is of such nature that it cannot be resolved by the management, it will be referred to an appropriate agency authority if applicable.


6. In cases of extreme conflict, it may be necessary to conduct an informal hearing regarding

the complaint. If necessary, management will appoint a hearing committee consisting of one

member selected by the school who was not involved in the dispute, another member who may not be related to the student filing the complaint or another student in the school, and another member who may not be employed by the school or related to the school owners. The hearing will occur within 60 days of the committee appointment. The hearing will be informal with the student presenting his/her case followed by the institute’s response. The hearing committee will be allowed to ask questions of all involved parties. Within 7 days of the hearing, the committee will prepare a report summarizing each witness' testimony and a recommended resolution for the dispute. School management shall consider the report and either accept, reject, or modify the recommendations of the committee.  

If after exhausting the institute’s internal complaint process the student feels it to be insufficient, written complaints may be sent to the:


                                      Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

                                                 P.O. Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711



For cases where the grievance is not settled at the Institutional level you can contact:


                                               Council on Occupational Education (COE)

                                                         7840 Roswell Road

                                                        Building 300, Suite 325

                                                           Atlanta, GA 30350



Montana Barber Institute computers and student information is backed up SMART:

School Management and Record Tracking, Inc.
7227 North 16th Street Suite 225,
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(800) 245-5230




Re-entry Policy
Credit for Previous Hours
Graduation Requirements
Licensing Requirements
Certificate of Completion
Placements Programs
Student Grievance Policy
Student Orientation

To request more information:

Contact the Admissions Office

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm



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