Quick Reference Forms

New Shop Packet 2024.pdf

Downloadable Renewal Forms:​

​​Renewal - Barber.pdf                   $75 includes late fee.
Renewal - Shop.pdf                     $75 includes late fee.
Renewal - ICO.pdf                       $75 includes late fee.
Renewal Barber and Shop.pdf    $75 each includes late fee.
Renewal- Instructor.pdf               $150 includes late fee​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Monday April 15th Exams

Testing will be a​t the Board Offices
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 110. Louisville, KY 40222.

Tool List 2024.pdf

April 15 2024 Written Schedule.pdf
April 15 2024 Practical Schedule.pdf
Please note: Barber exams will only appear on the Practical Schedule
Apprentice Exams will appear on both written and practical schedules.
Written will occur first. ​

Deadline for consideration for the May 13th Exam ​is Monday May 6, 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

The following is a list of fees that will be implemented by the board for this renewal period.
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

No renewed licenses will be reprinted until 45 days after the have they have been mailed out.  If you have not received your license after 30 days you must submit a request for a reprint of the licenses.  Please indicate which licenses you need reprinted and you must include a current mailing address. 

Any requests for a reprint of a license received after September 1st, will need the required $10 duplicate fee.​

Renew Your License

Online renewals begin June 1st.​

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)