Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours of barbering education does the State of Kansas require to become a licensed barber?
How often are the State of Kansas barber exams given?
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.
*NOTE: The application for Instructors Exam can be found under the FORMS tab above
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.
*NOTE: the Application to Open a New Shop can be found under the FORMS tab above.
How do I find out information about the Barber Schools in Kansas?
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 500 hours of additional education at a licensed Kansas barber school. Then you will need to submit an application to take the next barbering examination.
How do I file a complaint with the Board of Barbering?
How do I start a barber school or barber college?
Contact the Board office at KBOB@ks.gov and request a list of the documentation required to be considered for opening a Kansas barber school or college.
How many licensed barbers are in Kansas?
How do I verify that a barber, shop or instructor holds a current Kansas License?
Contact the office at the Kansas Board of Barbering 785-296-2211 or email KBOB@ks.gov