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Kansas Board of Barbering

Established in 1913

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provided on our site have been updated, please submit the most recent version of the applications for processing, outdated applications will not be processed.   If you are wanting to renew online please see the information below.


For online renewal(s) please follow the links that can be found at the bottom of this page under the RENEW ONLINE section.  If your license is current please select the Renewals link; If your license has lapsed (is expired), please use the Restoration link.  

If you are a licensed Barber Instructor, check out our list of Barber Schools/Colleges as they are always looking for new teachers.  

Kansas Legislative Session 2023:  Our agency has had SB363 introduced into this legislative session.  For more information regarding Kansas Legislation, please follow the link at https://www.kslegislature.org/li/  . You can read the proposed Bill by selecting the “find my bill” and type in SB363.  SB363, is currently in the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday 1/31/2024 at 8:30am room 142-South.

UPDATED TESTING POLICY: on September 21, 2021 the Kansas Board of Barbering voted to update the testing policy for examinations. Please see the following:  Updated Testing Policy. 


Change in barber examination costs:  The Board voted on Friday 18, 2023, to update the fees for examination in accordance with the legislature’s most recent budget described within HB 2184. The vote results are as follows and will take effect on September 1, 2023: 

Initial Barber Examination Fee : $150 plus the $80 license fee

Retake for Barber Written Examination Fee : $150

Retake for Barber Practical Examination Fee  : $100

Retake for Barber KS Rules and Regulations Examination: $50

The Kansas Board of Barbering Office will be closed on the following days for 2024 Holidays:


Memorial Day – Monday May 27, 2024

Juneteenth National Independence Day – Wednesday June 19, 2024

Independence Day – Thursday July 4, 2024

Labor Day – Monday September 2, 2024

Veterans Day – Monday November 11, 2024

Thanksgiving Holiday – Thursday November 28, 2024 and Friday November 29, 2024

Christmas – Wednesday December 25, 2024



On July 17, 2021 our Agency has implemented a fine schedule for infractions, non-compliance, and violations of Statutes, Regulations, and disinfection practices.

Fine amounts are shown here:  Fine schedule

Renewal Time Frame and Fees:

Renewal and or Restoration Time Frames and Fees

Board Meeting

Meeting for Friday April 26, 2024 at 12:00PM : Teleconference/In-Person meeting. Location is 700 SW jackson St. Suite 1002, Topeka, KS 66603

 Call in number is  785-414-8630 room code is 678436084#

For COVID information and updates check these websites: 


We welcome your input, comments, and suggestions by letter, email, phone, or fax.

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.

If you are trying to apply for Barber Shop License because of change of ownership, moving locations, or is a new shop in general, you will need to print off the new Barber Shop application found under forms and submit it to the Board office for processing.

License Renewals (Non-Expired):  If your license is needing renewed select the link below


Expired License Restoration: If your license is EXPIRED/LAPSED click the link below 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




   Practical Examination:  Sunday June 2, 2024 at 9:00AM located at

Legends Barber Academy 1675 S. Rock ROad #101 WIchita, KS 67207

Indivdiuals able to take the practical examination will be assigned groups prior to test date. 

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. 

Each application must be filled out in its entirety, along with the fee and sent to the Kansas Board of Barbering office.

Please see the Updated Testing Policy listed above on the website regarding eligibility for Practical examination. 

When the application is received the Board will do the following

  • Pre-register applicant -(see paragraph below)
  • Once the candidate has passed the NIC exam, they will then be placed on the list for the Practical and Rules & Regulations examinations.

Each application allows the Board to pre-register applicants for the computer-based testing NIC written exam. The applicant will receive and email from SMT regarding the pre-registration and will need to follow instructions in the email to finalize their registrations. This email will NOT come from KBOB, it will come from SMT.  During the registration finalization process, the applicant will choose their date, time, and location for taking the NIC exam.           


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