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provided on our site have been updated, please submit the most recent version of the applications for processing, outdated applications will not be processed. 


Governor Kelly issued Executive Order 21-22, which has the effect of ending the extended renewal deadlines and late fee waivers, effective May 28, 2021, or on a date selected by the Board. The Board will meet on May 15 to determine whether to set a different due date, but the due date will not be earlier than May 28, 2021.

The Executive Order states that “any license that is not current as of [May 28, 2021]” “shall not continue to be effective based on [any] executive order” and “shall be subject to the [Board’s] normal authority to impose late fees.” Therefore, unless the Board selects a later date at its May 15 meeting, all complete renewal applications for licenses that expired or will expire between March 12, 2020 and May 28, 2021 will be considered “on time” and no late fees will apply if received by the Board on or before May 28, 2021. This applies to all renewal periods, regardless of the barber’s last name and usual renewal quarter. If a renewal is not received by the Board by that May 28, 2021, late fees will apply and the license will be deemed expired.

Please note that the Governor’s Executive Orders did not waive renewal fees. The Orders only extended the renewal deadlines and waived late fees that would have been due during that time period. All renewal fees for both 2020 and 2021 are due on or before May 28, 2021, unless a later date is set by the Board.


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. 

In accordance with the Shawnee county guidelines, our agency is working remotely when possible.  During remote times, staff will not be in the office and we will have limited access to email and voicemail, so we appreciate your patience. You can 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 May 15, 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.


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






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.




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