Any private barber school in the State of North Carolina wishing to conduct post-secondary education must be licensed by the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners (BBE). The BBE specifies that barber schools must secure a Private Barber School Guaranty Bond, more commonly known as a Barber School Bond, in order to become and maintain the status of a licensed barber school. The surety bond is a financial guarantee in cases of the barber school not responsibly fulfilling their obligations to students.
Jet writes bonds directly, allowing us to eliminate the middleman and quickly file the bond for you.
The minimum bond amount is $10,000 and is determined by the BBE. The decision is based on the school's reported annual average of prepaid tuition. Since the bond limit varies, so does the cost as it is set as a percentage of the bond limit.
Jet’s lowest price for the Barber School Bond is $100 annually or $10 monthly. Below you can find a price chart for the $10,000 bond limit with monthly and 1-, 2-, or 3-year payment options:
Jet provides barber schools with affordable rates with no hidden commission or broker fees, unlike other surety companies.
Jet can take care of filing the bond for you! Simply let Jet know which county your barber school is located in and we will send the original bond form directly to the county’s local superior court. A copy will then be sent to you for your records and to the BBE as proof of the official filing.
According to General Statute 86A-22 Part 7b, an original signed and sealed surety bond must be filed at the superior court of the county in which the barber school is located. The bond must remain on file throughout the entirety of the barber school offering a post-secondary education to paying students. The BBE asks that you provide them with a copy of the Barber School Bond and an indication that it has been filed in court.
All paperwork should be sent to the BBE’s mailing address below:
North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners
7001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-7000
The BBE exists to enforce regulations for North Carolina barber schools in order to ensure the welfare of barber school’s students.The Barber School Bond is a licensing requirement that acts as a tool to protect students if the barber school violates any licensing laws pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 86A-22. The surety bond guarantees recompensation for students financially harmed by the school.
Barber school owners and instructors are expected to follow all BBE licensing laws in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes 86A-22. Failure to do so may result in fines from the BBE, civil charges, revocation of the school’s license, and a possible bond claim from a student.
A key reason for a bond claim would be if a student has not received educational instruction from the school for which they have already paid tuition, resulting in monetary loss of said student. This typically occurs when a school suddenly closes down due to financial issues or a loss of license from the BBE.
Students are legally entitled to a refund of prepaid tuition due to failures of the barber school. If the school refuses to pay the refund, the student is required to write an official written demand for tuition within a 30-day timeline. If the school again refuses, one last written demand will be made for the tuition to be refunded within a 60-day period. Continuous refusal of payment by the barber school can result in civil action from the student along with a claim on the school’s bond. If the claim is validated by the courts, the bond payout will cover the refund of the students prepaid tuition, court costs, and a reasonable attorney's fee fixed by the court. It is in the best interest of the barber school to initially refund all prepaid tuition to financially damaged students to avoid a bond claim.
Immediately contact Jet upon court notification of an ordered bond claim payout. The Jet team will review the details of your claim, but it is important to note that this claim is coming from a state court that has already conducted a thorough investigation and determined the claim to be valid, so there is only so much Jet can do.
If the claim is proven justified by the courts, Jet will make payment up to the full bond limit. The owner of the barber school is ultimately responsible for their actions and must reimburse Jet for the paid out claim. Failure to do so will result in difficulties obtaining the required Barber School Guaranty Bond when the annual license renewal is due.
Jet’s application process takes only a few minutes to complete and can be done from the comfort of your home. Our online application for the Barber School Bond asks for some basic information including the school owners social security number. For an approved rate, a soft credit check is completed in seconds. Once you select the monthly or annual option and complete payment, Jet will send the original bond form to your address of choice.
Not with Jet! If you choose our monthly payment option, there is no need for a bond renewal as payments will continue to come out of your preferred account. The bond will remain active for you to have on hand when your annual license renewal occurs.
If you are making payments on an annual basis for this bond, Jet will send a renewal invoice prior to the bond’s expiration. We do not require extra paperwork, payment is all that is needed.
With Jet, you can cancel the bond at any time! The bond is continuous until cancellation is requested by the Surety (Jet). A 30 day written notice is required by the local superior court in which the bond was originally filed to cancel the bond. The BBE also requests a 30 day written notice of the bond cancellation.
If the monthly payment option was chosen, Jet will still have to charge for that 30 day period due to the bond technically being active during that time. If an annual payment option was chosen, Jet will see if there is any premium left on the bond available to be returned to the barber school.
The BBE will contact the school after receiving the bond cancellation notice to schedule a hearing. The hearing will be held by the board to revoke the schools license if they fail to obtain a new bond beforehand. The purpose of this initial contact is to encourage the school to address the bond issue before the hearing.