Welcome To BarberTime Academy!


Get certified for relative skills like Peer Support, Crisis Response, Communications, Sales & more!

Training Sessions

All training sessions are online and are held on less busy shop days to maximize attendance & focus.


All certifications are awarded by our Partnered, private organizations and local agencies. Become a Partner!

Campaigns & Programs

Once trained, participants become Ambassadors for Partnered campaigns and may receive benefits for their completion.

About the Academy

Welcome to BarberTime Academy! We are a co-op of Barbershops, Businesses, and community partners that help BarberTime certify Barbers & Stylists in relative business ventures and barbershop “experience” outreach.

Orientation Training Schedule

11am on the first Monday of each month

Not open on National Holidays




Ambassador Certifications

Certifications create Ambassadors for corporate campaigns and help to broaden their career opportunities.

  • Peer Support
  • Health Advocacies
  • Sales
  • Communications
  • Corporate Awareness Advocacies

Business Ambassadorships

Companies hire Ambassadors to spread awareness and promote their brand for 3-, 6- and 12-month campaigns.

  • Individual hires are negotiated by the Ambassador of choice.
  • Campaign hires are 5-20 Ambassadors in a select region, managed by BarberTime.
  • Companies conduct (up to) 3 training sessions to educate and prepare Ambassadors to represent their brand.

Grooming professionals can earn how to differentiate themselves from the everyday worker and build their value with a BarberTime Academy certification.

Enrollment benefits:

  • Academy orientation and certification.
  • Ambassador campaign list emails.
  • Automatic placement of 1 outreach campaign, per academic year.
  • Social media and mail introduction of your Ambassador profile, to businesses within a 1 mile radius of your shop. (Not available for mobile professionals)
  • 1 category post to the Grapevine

Corporate Ambassadorship Certifications (when available)

  • Peer Support
  • Mental Health
  • Crisis Response
  • Public Education & Communications
  • Recruitment & Referrals
  • Marketing & Sales

BarberTime Academy Orientation trainings are held monthly, on the first Monday of each month.

Orientation curriculum: 

  • Being an Ambassador/Professionalism
  • Representing a brand
  • Training sessions & assignments
  • Consumer leveraging (resource mining)
  • Posting to the Grapevine

    Academy Newsletter

    Youth Academy Workshops

    Youth workshops are for ages 8-16 and are meant to increase the awareness of our industry and give an alternative to disenfranchised youth.


    • Questionnaire submission
      • Why should you be accepted?
      • What interests you about barbering/styling?
      • What’s one thing you’ve done positive for someone?
      • What is your strongest character trait?
      • What is your favorite hair cut/style?
    • Participants receive:
      • 1 FREE haircut/style
      • 2 (up to 3) tutorial sessions (learning and participating in an actual cut)
      • 1 pair of donated clippers or trimmers (may be used)
      • 1 bio page on barbertimeplus.com
    • Youth career development (advanced service/campaign):
      • Industry mentorships
      • Career-path peer collaboration