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provided on our site have been updated, please submit the most recent version of the applications for processing, outdated applications will not be processed. 


Board Meeting  Teleconference Scheduled for  Thursday October 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM Central Time.  Conference number 1-866-620-7326. Meeting number 785-296-2211. 

 Please view the Governor’s Executive Order: https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/EO-20-49-Signed.pdf 

On September 11, 2020 the Governor’s issued Executive Order 20-64 regarding the extension of EO-20-49:  https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EO-20-64-Executed.pdf  

Shawnee County Health Department: https://www.snco.us/HD/Document/shawnee_county_order_06302020.pdf

Please go to your local Health Department for information and updates.

NEW – May 26 Announcement from Governor Kelly Regarding Business Reopenings

 Governor Kelly turned over decisions on opening businesses to county health departments and municipalities in her new Proclamation of State of Disaster Emergency issued May 26, 2020. This Proclamation states that the Ad Astra Plan is to be used as guidance, but the Plan will not control the timing of business reopenings. Therefore, local orders will govern businesses. Licensees are encouraged to stay informed of decisions issued by local authorities.

 The Proclamation can be read here: https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-26-Proclamation.pdf 

 We also provide the following information on barbering practices during the pandemic.

 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




 Practical exam has been cancelled

This site will be updated as soon as the new examination schedule has been decided.

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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