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Click Here for Online application and Renewal Services 

Please note that renewal forms are mailed as a courtesy. All registrations must renew annually with or without the form.
All registration types require a separate account with a username and password for each. Your registered barber and barber shop require separate accounts.

Renewals may also 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 provided 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 ensure 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 ensure that barbers and barbershops meet or exceed the legislative and Board established criteria designed to protect public health and safety.

Office  Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:30 excluding holidays
Walk In Customer Service Available Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 excluding holidays
Office is located at: 2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 425 Minneapolis, MN 55414


  • The Board has completed drafting of it's legislative proposal. Click Here to review the proposal. Next the Board will seek legislative sponsors for the introduction of a Bill. Once introduced a Bill number will be assigned and the Bill will go through the committee hearing process. Links to the Minnesota Legislature Bill tracking will be posted here once the bill is introduced and added for tracking. Check back often, once a Bill is introduced the status and hearing schedules can change often, sometimes with short notice.
  • The Board will hold a Special Meeting to review its legislative proposal at 2:30 pm on Monday February 4, 2019 at 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN, 3rd Floor Conference Room C. This meeting is open to the public. 
  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be held at 8:30 am on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN, 4th Floor Conference Room A. This meeting is open to the public.
  • The next scheduled Registered Barber Examination will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Minnesota School of Barbering.  Applications for this exam were due by Friday, January 18, 2019. After February, the next regularly scheduled Registered Barber Examination will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Minnesota School of Barbering. Applications for the May exam are due by Friday, April 19, 2019.
  • To view the November 2018 Barber Board Newsletter click here.
  • Congratulations to Board Member Theresa Iliff.  Theresa was elected Chair of the Board at the July 23rd meeting.
  • Registered Barber Examinations in 2019 will be on the first Monday in February, May, August, and November. Deadlines for applications are the 20th of the month prior to each scheduled exam.
  • Governor Dayton has appointed barber Brian Kendall of Rush City, MN, to the Board of Barber Examiners, replacing barber Jon Stone whose term expired in January 2018. Brian's term will expire January 2022. We welcome Brian to the Board! 
  • We would like to thank barber Jon Stone for his 8 years of service on the Board.
  • The Secretary of State takes applications for Board Member appointments and the Governor makes the appointments.  Click Here for additional information.


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Board Meetings

Meetings are held at the Board office address in Conference Room A on the 4th floor unless otherwise noted.
  • Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Monday, February 4, 2019 Special Meeting Conference Room C 3rd Floor
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019

Meetings are subject to change at any time.

The Complaint Committee meets following the Board meetings in the same location.

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