Online renewals are complete, at this point renewals may be done by mail only. 
There is not an option to bring renewals to the office.
Please send vial mail to:
Kentucky Board of Barbering​
312 Whittington Pkwy Suite 110​
Louisville, KY 40222
Checks and Money Orders made payable to: Kentucky Board of Barbering
Please use the renewal form on your license. Please fill out completely and make sure to sign. 
Any renewals post marked after July 1 will require a $25 late fee for each license. ($50 for Instructors)

Renewals received post marked after July 1 without​ the appropriate late fee will be returned.

Download Renewal Forms:
​​Renewal - Barber.pdf                  $25 late fee
Renewal - Shop.pdf                    $25 late fee
Renewal - ICO.pdf                      $25 late fee
Renewal Barber and Shop.pdf    $25 late fee for each one
Renewal- Instructor.pdf               $50 late fee

Board Office Closed Until Further​ Notice (as of 12/27/22)

Testing Update for 10/9/23​

Testing until the office is back open is going to be in various locations. 

October Exam will be held at American College of Barbering
11320 Preston Hwy Louisville 40229
Deadline for consideration for the October Exam ​is on October 2 at Noon.​
-All required documentation must be received prior to the deadline.


All documents (renewals, new shops, certifications, exam applications​, etc.) will need to be mailed. 
If mailing using USPS they will be sent to the normal board office address:
Kentucky Board of Barbering
312 Whittington Parkway Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40222

The following address is just for UPS or Fed Ex packages ONLY.  
In person or hand delivery is not possible at this time. 

If you decide to use UPS or Fed Ex you will use the following address:
Kentucky Board of Barbering
c/o Jefferson Development
2650 Technology Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

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 ended July 1.

You must mail in renewals with the forms filled out completely. Please include a $25 late fee per license for anything postmarked after July 1, 2023.

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 is no easy task. It takes a lot of 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 for your Barbering License.

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 CLOSED until further notice. 

KBOB Office Closed:
12/23/23 and 12/24/23 (Christmas)
12/30/23 and 12/31/23 (New Year's)
1/17/24 (Martin Luther King Day)
depending on severe weather we may be unable to provide specific notice of the closing.