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 Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of barbering education does the State of Kansas require to become a licensed barber?

No less than 1,200 and no more than 1,500 hours.

How often are the State of Kansas barber exams given?

They are offered four times a year.

How do I become a barber instructor?

You must sign up to take a separate exam to become an instructor.  The examination consists of the Kansas Rules and Regulations examination, presenting two class plans, writing two essays and taking a practical examination given by our board members.

Application for Instructor Exam

Barber Instructor Examination Schedule and Procedures

How do I go about opening a new barber shop?

You will complete a new shop application and attach the new shop application fee of $80.  After your application and fee have been received, an inspection will be scheduled.

Application for New Barbershop License

How do I find out information about the Barber Schools in Kansas?

Click here to view a list of the approved Kansas Barber Schools.

How can I obtain a barber license if I am a licensed Kansas cosmetologist or a barber in one of our nation’s military services?

You will need to complete up to 500 hours of additional education at a licensed Kansas barber school and sign up to take the next barbering examination.

How do I file a complaint with the Board of Barbering?

Click here to visit our forms page and download the document for Filing a Formal Complaint. All complaints are required to be signed and notarized.

How do I start a barber school or barber college?

The first step is to contact the Kansas Board of Barbering Administrator.  The Administrator will discuss explain the requirements and provide the forms you will need.

How many licensed barbers are in Kansas?

Apx. 1400

How do I verify that a barber, shop or instructor holds a current Kansas License?

Contact the director of licensing at the Kansas Board of Barbering 785-296-2211

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