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Exams

The next scheduled Board Examinations will be held Monday November 2, 2015.


Completed applications for the November  exams, including all documentation and fees are due by 4:00pm Tuesday October 20, 2015.

The comprehensive barber exams include a 100 question multiple choice written test, an oral examination of the Minnesota Statute and Rule and a practical examination consisting of: straight razor shave, haircut, facial, and rolling perm rods. During the practical examination barbers are evaluated on the total experience including draping, sanitation procedures, precision, and overall skill.  

To obtain an apprentice barber license registration a minimum score of 70% is required on the written, oral, and haircut portion of the exams and an overall average  score of 70% on the shave, facial and perm rods collectively. Candidates should review their text and other barber school education materials in preparation for the written examination. The oral portion of the exam focuses on the Minnesota Statutes and Rules related to barbering.  

To obtain a registered (master) barber license registration a minimum score of 75% is required on the written, oral, and haircut portion of the exam, and an overall average score of 75% on the shave, facial, and perm rods collectively.  Candidates are required to purchase a Home Study Course prior to the examination which is designed to assist the barber in preparation for the registered (master) barer written exam. The oral portion of the exam focuses on the Minnesota Statutes and Rules related to barbering.  

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.

Reasonable accommodations

Examination accommodations will be made for individuals with documented need for accommodation.  If needed please contact the office for additional information and assistance.

Interpreters

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.

Application Forms

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