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Click Here for Online application and Renewal Services 

This is a new online renewal process as of March 2017. 
All registration types require a separate account with a  username and password for each registration type.

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.


  • Congratulations to Board Member Theresa Iliff.  Theresa was elected Chair of the Board at the July 23rd meeting.
  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018, 8:30 am, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN, 4th Floor Conference Room A.
  • The next scheduled Registered Barber Examination will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Minnesota School of Barbering.  Applications for this exam are due by Friday, October 19, 2018.
  • 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 22, 2018
  • Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Monday, July 23, 2018 - Meeting to be held at Cambria Gallery, 400 S Broadway, Rochester MN
  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Monday, November 26, 2018

Meetings are subject to change at any time.

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

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