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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provided on our site have been updated, please submit the most recent version of the applications for processing, outdated applications will not be processed.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.  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. 


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

The Board of Barbering office will be closed the following days in August for training, exams, and or meetings:

Tuesday August 2, 2022 – closed all day for training 

Thursday August 11, 2022 – closed all day for training

Thursday August 18, 2022 – closed all day for training

Wednesday August 24, 2022- closed all day for exams out of town

Thursday August 25, 2022- closed all day for training


The Kansas Board of Barbering Office will be closed on the following days for 2022 State Recognized Holidays:

Monday  January 17, 2022                               

Monday  May 30, 2022                                     

Monday July 4, 2022

Monday September 5, 2022                             

Friday November 11, 2022                             

Thursday November 24   and November Friday 25, 2022

Monday December 26, 2022



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

Board Meeting:  Friday August 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM Central Time.  The call in number is 1-785-414-8630 room code is 726375815# The meeting will be an In-Person/Teleconference located at 700 SW Jackson Suite 1002, Topeka, KS 66603. 


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.

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.

If you are trying to apply and pay for a new Barber Shop, you will need to print off the new Barber Shop application found under forms and submit that as well before it can be processed.

License New and Renewals (Non-expired):  


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




 Practical Examination  to be held at Headlines Barber Academy located at 4327 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66109  on Sunday July 10, 2022

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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