Quick Reference

New Shop Packet 2024.pdf

Renewal Fees - with downloadable forms:​

Renewal - Barber.pdf                   To renew $50 - to reinstate please call the office for the actual amount. 
Renewal - Shop.pdf                     To renew $50 - to reinstate please call the office for the actual amount. 
Renewal - ICO.pdf                       To renew $50 - (Make sure Owner signs).
Renewal Barber and Shop.pdf     $50 each to renew - please call to reinstate. 
Renewal - Instructor 2024.pdf      $100 must renew Barber license to renew instructor license - to reinstate please call the office for actual amount. ​​​


Monday July 22nd Exams

Testing will be a​t the Board Offices
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 110. Louisville, KY 40222.
Exam Day Expectations.pdfTool List 2024.pd​f

Deadline for consideration for the July 22nd Exam ​is Monday July 15th, 2024​ at Noon.​ 
All required documentation must be received prior to the deadline to be scheduled. 





Who We Are

The Kentucky Board of Barbering is an independent agency of the state government. Four board members are licensed and practicing barbers in the Commonwealth, one board member is a consumer at large.

Our Mission

To protect the health and safety of the public or to protect the public against misrepresentation, deceit, or fraud in the practice or teaching of Barbering.

 

Fee's for Current Renewal

Renewal fees:​
Barber License- $50
Barber Shop License- $50
Independent Contact Owner- $50
Barber school license- $200
Teacher of barbering- $100

Initial fees:
Apprentice- $50
Barber- $50
Independent Contract Owner- $50
Teacher of barbering- $100
Barber shop- $100
Barber school license- $500

Late Fees:
Barber- $25
Barber shop- $25
Independent Contract Owner- $25
Teacher of barbering- $50
Barber school- $100

If you have not received your license

Please reach out to the office. 502-429-7148
We need to make sure the mailing address actually can receive mail. ​

Please note a personal or business check will add at least two weeks to turn around. ​

Renew Your License

Online portal is now open through July 1, 2024. ​

Renew ​License

Barber License Lookup

Search for individual barbers by inputting some or all of the criteria along with the verification code.

License Lookup

Barber Shop License Lookup

Search for barber shops by inputting some or all of the criteria along with the verification code.

License Lookup


Interested in Becoming a Barber?

Becoming a barber takes time and dedication, but it is a very rewarding career. Here is a list of resources that potential barbers should review prior to committing to become a Barber.

  • Read the Laws and Regulations​ that govern Barbering in Kentucky.
  • Review the Curriculum and understand the time and commitment it takes to become a Barber.
  • Find a School of Barbering. There are 12 schools within Kentucky. Please take some time to find one that is near you, and works into your schedule.
  • After you have completed your Curriculum, then you can apply to take your Apprentice Exam. ​
  • Once you pass both written and practical exams you may apply for an apprentice license. 

If you have not received your license please call the office. We will verify address and send one out as soon as possible. 

Our Office Location

Kentucky Board of Barbering
312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40222

Get Directions

(502) 429-7148
(502) 429-7169

Office Hours:
Office is open Mon - Friday 8am -4:30pm

KBOB Office will be closed for these​ holidays:
3/29//24 (Good Friday)
5/27/24 (Memorial Day)
7/4/24 (Independence Day)
9/2/24 (Labor Day)
11/4/24 (National Election Day)
11/11/24 (Veteran's Day)
11/28 and 11/29/24 (Thanksgiving)
12/24 and 12/25/24 (Christmas)
12/31/24 (New Years Eve)

1/1/25 (New Years Day)




 

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