Kansas Board of Barbering
Located in Topeka, KS
Protecting Public Safety and Health
Preserving our History
Welcome to the Kansas Board of Barbering website. We hope you find this site to be a useful resource whether it be for information about barbering in Kansas, our statutes and regulations, or providing you the ability to renew and restore licenses online. Applications provided on our site have been updated, please submit the most recent version of the applications for processing, outdated applications will not be processed.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE END OF RENEWAL DEADLINE EXTENSIONS AND LATE FEES
RENEWAL FEES DUE JUNE 30, 2021
In response to Governor Kelly’s Executive Order # 21-22, the Board of Barbering voted to end the extension of renewal deadlines and waiver of late fees.
At its meeting on May 15, 2021, the Board of Barbering set June 30, 2021 as the end of the renewal deadline extensions and the end of late fee waivers. This means that:
All renewal fees for 2020 are due on June 30, 2021.
* Late fees for 2020 renewals will apply to any 2020 renewal received after June 30, 2021.
– Licenses with expiration dates in March or June will be due on June 30, 2021.
* Late fees will apply after June 30, 2021.
– Licenses with expiration dates in September or December will expire on September 30 or December 31, respectively.
* Late fees will apply after those dates.
None of the Executive Orders affected licenses that were not current and in good standing on March 12, 2020, so all late fees and consequences apply to such licenses.
For online renewal(s) please follow the links that can be found at the bottom of this page under the RENEW ONLINE section. When entering your phone number for online renewal(s) you will need to include the dash mark (example: 555-111-1234). This cannot be completed via mobile use, therefore either a laptop or tablet will be needed.
To contact our office you may stop by, or contact us by email at KBOB@ks.gov or call the office 785-296-2211 and leave us your name, number, and a brief message and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
Board Meeting Teleconference Scheduled for Saturday July 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM Central Time. Conference number 1-866-620-7326. Meeting number 785-296-2211.
Kansas Board of Barbering will hold an Instructor Exam on May 2nd, 2021 at 8:00 am at Headlines Barber Academy 4327 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66109.
Please consult the State website and your local Health Department for COVID information and updates.
Patrons or Barbers Who Are Ill
Our regulations state that barbers who are afflicted with an infectious or communicable disease that can be transmitted during the performance of acts of barbering may not work or train in a school or shop. K.A.R. 28-25-3.
As to clients, our regulations state that barbers and schools may not knowingly serve a person who is suffering from a communicable or infectious disease that is dangerous to the public health—and no shop or school may require or allow a student or barber to serve such a person. K.A.R. 61-1-19 and K.A.R. 28-25-3
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following information on best business practices:
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment have included links to business guidelines for reopening throughout the various phases of COVID-19- Industry Specific Guidance (AIHA): https://americanbarber.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/The-American-Barber-Association-and-coronavirus.pdf
The U.S. EPA has approved a long list of products as being effective against COVID-19. Among the products are Barbicide and several brands and formulations of bleach. Other cleaners are also listed. The list contains important information about how to use the products effectively. The full list is available here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2. In the third and fourth search boxes, you can put in the product name or the company name.
Unemployment claims questions are outside the jurisdiction of the KBOB. However, in an effort to be of assistance to you, we suggest that the Kansas Department of Labor’s website may be a resource to help you with your specific question: https://www.dol.ks.gov/ . Also, general information on Covid-19 and the State’s actions and responses may be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
The information and links above are provided for your information and education, and none of the information is intended as legal advice. If you have questions after reviewing this information and these links, please consult an attorney of your choice.
PLEASE REFER TO THE CDC WEBSITE, THE KDHE WEBSITE, AND THE COVID.KS.GOV WEBSITE FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON COVID-19!!!
We welcome your input, comments, and suggestions by survey, letter, email, phone, or fax.
Criminal History Review Statute enacted by the state of Kansas, July 1, 2019:
K.A.R. 61-4-3 is the regulation authorized by K.S.A. 74-120.
To apply for vacancies on the Board of Barbering refer to the Governor’s website. If you have questions you can e-mail KBOB@ks.gov. You can also call the office at 785-296-2211 for further information.
Barber, Instructor, Shop and School licenses are available for online renewal. A convenience fee will be added to your online renewal at checkout. If you are uncertain the amount you should pay for reinstatement contact the board office at 785-296-2211.
Pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1817 and K.A.R. 61-7-2, additional fees must be charged when filing an application for restoration of an expired license. If you are applying for restoration of your expired barbering license and do not know the correct fee amount, please contact us at 785-296-2211. Any application accompanied with the incorrect fee will be deemed incomplete and will not be processed.
License New and Renewals (Non-expired): https://appengine.egov.com/apps/ks/kbob-licenses_non-expire
Expired License Restoration: https://appengine.egov.com/apps/ks/kbob-expired_license_restoration
Licensed Barber College – New and Renewal: https://appengine.egov.com/apps/ks/kbob/licensed_barber_college_licenses
BARBER LICENSE EXAMINATION
PLEASE SEE UPDATED PRACTICAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION ON THE FORM BELOW
The written portion of the Kansas Barber Licensing Exam is taken separate from the Practical and KS Rules and Regulations exam. Anyone wishing to apply for the Kansas Barber Licensing Exam, will need to complete an application for barber examination found under the “FORMS” tab above.
This application must be filled out in its entirety, along with the fee and sent to the Kansas Board of Barbering office.
This application allows the Board to pre-register applicants for the computer-based testing NIC written exam. At the same time as pre-registration for the NIC exam, the applicant will then be placed on a list for the next Practical and KS Rules and Regulations exam.