University Park Plaza building, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN, on the fourth floor in room 425. The University Park Plaza building is on the corner of 29th Avenue SE and University Avenue SE, east of the University of Minnesota, and accessible by bus and light rail.
The office is open for walk-in business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and phone calls from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays. There are occasions when staff may not be available to assist you, such as during Board meetings, examinations, and training. If staff are not available, instructions regarding where you may go for assistance and when the staff will return will be posted at the office.
Minnesota Barber Instructor Registration Requirements:
Yes. Go to the Registrations tab above and select "online renewal."
Important Please Note: Individual barber and individual barber shops are separate accounts and need to be set up/registered for separately with different passwords for each. You can use the same username for both. During checkout for online renewal, if you do not enter your payment information (credit card and billing information), the process will not be complete. Payment confirmation will be emailed to the email address you provide during the payment process. Your renewal will not be complete if you do not complete the entry of payment information and receive a confirmation number via email.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have their own regulations and issue licenses, registrations or certificates individually. You must contact the State you will be moving to for their requirements to transfer or get a license there.
NO. You must hold a Minnesota certificate (license) to work as a barber in Minnesota.
Minnesota evaluates requests for license by licensed barbers from other states or countries on a case by case basis. Please use the Barber Reciprocity Application found in the applications section or contact the office to apply.
You may look up current registrations by selecting the Registration Verification function in the Registrations section. When conducting a search, you may search by a full or partial first or last name and/or any one or combination of the available fields. The less information you enter, the broader the search. You may also call the office at 651-201-2820 for information.
The Minnesota Department of Labor defines when a barber is an independent contractor vs. an employee in Minnesota Administrative Rules 5224.0038.
The Board does not regulate rental agreements between barbers and barber shop owners.
The Board generally has the authority to act on matters alleging violation of Minnesota Statute Chapter 154 and Administrative Rules Chapter 2100.
Yes, mailing lists may be purchased from the Minnesota Bookstore or by calling 651-296-0930.