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provided on our site have been updated, please submit the most recent version of the applications for processing, outdated applications will not be processed.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

The Kansas Board of Barbering Office will be operating under the October 28, 2021  State Agency Guidance from the Department of Administration that requires state agencies to continue remote work through January 1, 2022.

All license renewals are due on time; there are no extensions of deadlines or waivers of late fees. KBOB staff will collect and process license applications and other mail and return phone messages at least four times per week. Staff will be available by email at kbob@ks.gov each weekday. At the office if you need to drop off your renewal or other correspondence, you may slide the information under the office door. If you need to conduct business at the office in person, please schedule an appointment by emailing kbob@ks.gov

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

November 2021 Kansas Board of Barbering Newsletter can be found here : Newsletter November 2021


The Kansas Board of Barbering Office will be closed on the following days for 2021 Holiday season:

Thursday November 11, 2021 – Veterans Day

Thursday and Friday November 25-26th, 2021 – Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday December 24, 2021 – Christmas  Eve



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. 



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  Teleconference  Scheduled for Thursday January 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM Central Time.  Conference number 1-866-620-7326. Meeting number 785-296-2211.


For COVID information and updates check these websites: 



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 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):  


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




November 14, 2021 – Old Town Barber College

 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.


When the application is received the Board will do the following

  • Pre-register applicant -(see paragraph below)
  • Place Candidate on List for Practical and KS rules and Regulations

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. During the registration finalization process, the applicant will choose their date, time, and location for taking the NIC exam.           


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