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.
COVID-19- PLEASE REFER TO THE CDC WEBSITE AND THE KDHE WEBSITE FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION!!!
March 26, 2020
Dear Licensees and Concerned Consumers,
The Board has received many inquiries from consumers and licensees concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). Recently, several counties have issued “stay-at-home” orders. Each county that has issued an order has posted it on its website. Some of the counties have also posted “FAQs” that may clarify the effect of the orders on barber shops, barber schools, and consumers. Licensees and consumers should check their county websites daily concerning any county orders.
Some orders state that “non-essential” businesses must cease all activities at their places of business. Some counties have posted FAQs that indicate what businesses are affected by the order. The Governor issued an Executive Order on March 24, 2020 that lists business types that are essential in counties that have stay-at-home orders. You may read it here:
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have posted information on their websites to aid you in making an informed decision on the actions you should take. Links are provided below.
KDHE Resource Center – for Businesses and Employers
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
The Board is not authorized to close businesses in Kansas due to COVID-19. The decision to close businesses and suspend certain services may be ordered through other entities such as the county health departments, the Governor, the Legislature, Congress, or the President, so it is incumbent on the shop owner to keep informed of the daily developments. The Board cannot give legal advice concerning the interpretation of county stay-at-home orders or other orders. Shop owners should seek the legal advice of their own attorneys regarding the interpretation of orders, risk management, and decision-making.
We hope this information will be helpful to you.
We welcome your input, comments, and suggestions by survey, 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 Lori Ferguson-Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
BARBER LICENSE EXAMINATION
The next Barber Examination will be held on:
THE EXAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!
A retake date for anyone needing to take the written or practical portion of the exam again will be postponed until further notice. You may sign up for the retake by completing an Application to take the Barber Exam on our website and mail it in with payment of $100 to the board office.