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LICENSING & APPROVALS

Proprietary School Supervision ‘Licensed’ logo.
A.B.I is licensed by the New York State Education Department
www.highered.nysed.gov/bpss
A.B.I. is incorporated in the State of New York.
Approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Approved by Vocational Education of Individuals with Disabilities (VESID).

HANDICAP ACCESS COMPLIANCE

American Barber Institute complies with the provision of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and no qualified handicapped person is excluded from enrolling in the course of instruction by reason of his or her handicap. However, it should be noted that most work in barbering fields requires being able to stand for long period of times.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Provided it is requested, a student may at the discretion of the director, be granted one leave of absence. Which shall not be for a period of more than 60 days. If the Director grants the request the student will then not be charged for the absent days. However no credit for achievement or attendance may be earned during said leave. The director may grant an exception upon satisfactory written evidence such as a letter from a doctor.

DISCONTINUANCE

Students may discontinue (resign) from the program for a variety of reasons (i.e. extended illness, family problems, etc.). Students who discontinue for personal reasons must formally notify the school in writing. Pursuant to section 5002 of the education law, the Failure of a student to notify the director in writing of the withdrawal may cause a delay in the issuing of a Tuition refund, in the event any is due.

TERMINATION BY SCHOOL

Students may be terminated by the school for poor Attendance, failure to make satisfactory progress in their work or breach of school rules and regulations. In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools Act Amendments of 1989, ABI has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use and-or distribution, of illicit drugs or alcohol by students, as a part of the schools many activities.

READMITTANCE

It’s the school’s policy to assist students in any Way possible to enable them to complete their program. Students who withdraw or are dismissed may be reinstated at the sole discretion of the director. Dismissed students may apply to reenter. A student dismissed for excess absence, who is subsequently readmitted, must pay make up charges up to his or her actual last date of attendance, if beyond their original projected graduation date.

PERMIT TO LEAVE

A student may not leave school during scheduled hours unless he or she has first filled out a ‘Permit to Leave’ slip and has had the permit signed by both an Instructor and, the school’s director, or in the Absence of the director, the person then in charge.

UNIFORM AND APPEARANCE

A clean and neat appearance is very important. Everything you do to and with your client is about appearance and image. The institute has approved school official uniforms. Men and women are required to be in uniform while on the school premises. All students are required to purchase a uniform as well as keep it clean and pressed at all times.

STANDARD OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION CODES

The 660 hour and 500 hour programs prepare individuals for occupation in the industry of barbering designated under Standard Occupation Classification code: 12.0402

Below you’ll find a list of professions and codes graduates of our programs are eligible for.

Barber Apprentices
25-1194
Barbering Instructors
39-5011
Barbers
39-5010
Barbers, Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists
39-5011
Barbers, Master
53-5021

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