​​​Quick Reference

New Shop Packet 2024.pdf

Renewal Fees - with downloadable forms:​

Renewal - Barber.pdf                   To renew $50 + $25 late feel 
Renewal - Shop.pdf                     To renew $50 + $25 late feel 
Renewal - ICO.pdf                       To renew $50 + $25 late feel  (Make sure Owner signs).
Renewal Barber and Shop.pdf     To renew $50 + $25 late feel ($50- for each license)
Renewal - Instructor 2024.pdf      $100 must renew Barber license to renew instructor license - $50 late fee for Instructor license

Renewals submitted after July should include a $25 late fee for each license.
Please note:  

​-Renewals done online should go out after July 9th. 
-Any renewals sent in a group or with special instructions will be sent last. 
-Schools and Instructors licenses are being processed now and should go out by Friday July 12th. 
-You can check Barber License or Shop License​ by clicking the link. If it shows "24-25" under details you are current. 
-Because of the volume, we are processing as quickly as possible, we appreciate your patience. 

Mon​day July 22nd Exams

Testing will be a​t the Board Offices
July 22 Practical Schedule (2).pdf
July 22 Written Schedule.pdf

312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 110. Louisville, KY 40222.
Exam Day Expectations.pdfTool List 2024.pd​f

Deadline for consideration for the August 12th Exam ​is Monday August 5th, 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

Portal closed at midnight July 1st. 
Renewals must be mailed in or dropped at the office. 

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)
6/19/24 (Juneteenth)​
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)