The next scheduled Board Examinations will be held Monday August 1, 2016.
Completed applications for the exams, including all documentation and fees are due in the office by 4:00 pm on the 20th of the month before the exam. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday applications are due on the Friday before the 20th.
The comprehensive registered barber exam include a 100 question multiple choice and true/false written test covering the Barber School curriculum, sanitation, disinfection, infection control, and Minnesota Statute and Rules. The practical examination consisting of: full face straight razor shave, taper haircut, facial, and rolling perm rods. During the practical examination barbers are evaluated on the total experience including preparations, sanitation and infection control procedures, precision, and overall skill.
To obtain a registered barber certificate of registration a minimum score of 75% is required on the written and haircut portion of the exam, and an overall average score of 75% on the shave, facial, and perm rods collectively. Current apprentice barbers are required to purchase a Home Study Course prior to the examination which is designed to assist the barber in preparation for the registered barer written exam. Current students are not required to purchase the Home Study Course due to recently completing the barber school curriculum.
Exam results are mailed within five days of the examination. If the exam is passed the license certificate is mailed to the barber, if the exam is failed a letter detailing requirements to retake the exam will be provided with the exam results.
Examination accommodations will be made for individuals with documented need for accommodation. If needed please contact the office for additional information and assistance.
If English is not your first language you may hire an interpreter to assist you with the written and oral portions of the examination. You must inform the Board of your intent to bring an interpreter to the exam. Interpreters must be registered with the state, on the state roster of interpreters, and you must complete an interpreter request form and identify your interpreter when you apply for the examination. Please contact the office for additional information and assistance.