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Renewals may be completed by mail or in person.
For assistance call 651-201-2820


The Board accomplishes the mission of promoting public health and safety in relation to the barbering profession and barbering services proved to the public by:

  • Setting standards of practice and conduct;
  • Reviewing applications in a thorough manner to ensure compliance with statutes and rules;
  • Setting educational requirements and examination standards;
  • Conducting barber examinations to assure professional standards of service are met;
  • Inspecting barber shops and schools to ensure compliance with statues and rules;
  • Responding to inquiries, complaints, and reports regarding registrations and conduct of registered barbers and unregistered practitioners;
  • Providing information and education to the public;
  • Providing clear and concise inspection reports of barber shops.

The Board's registration and inspection processes are designed to assure that barbers and barbershops meet or exceed the legislative and Board established criteria designed to protect public health and safety.


Governor Dayton has reappointed barber Kenneth Kirkpatrick to the Board of Barber Examiners his term will expire in January of 2021. 

The Board welcomes its fifth member: Theresa Iliff, a barber from Little Canada has been appointed to the Board her term will expire in January of 2020.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be held on Monday March 20, 2017 at 8:30 am in conference room A on the 4th floor at 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN.

The Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners held a Special Meeting on Monday December 12, 2017, to discuss examination procedures. Procedures determined during this meeting were finalized for trial at the upcoming February examination during the January 23, 2017 Regular meeting of the Board of Barber Examiners.

For information regarding board vacancies or to apply please contact the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State at 651-297-5845 or click here.



Board Meetings

  • Monday December 12, 2016
  • Monday January 23, 2017
  • Monday March 20, 2017
  • Monday May 15, 2017
  • Monday July 17, 2017
  • September 11, 2017 
  • November 20, 2017

Meetings are subject to change at any time.

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