Currently all barber licensing in Iowa falls under the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure – Iowa Board of Barbering in Des Moines.
Iowa Barber License Requirements
- Barber Practitioner License – 2100 Hours
Iowa Barber License Renewal
Iowa barber instructor licenses are renewed biennially. Licensed barbers must complete 8 hours of continuing education to renew their license in each 2-year period. Barber instructors must get 4 hours of training in teaching methodology in addition to 8 hours of continuing education to renew each year. The 2-year licensure period is July 1 to June 30 of each even-numbered year. The Iowa Board of Barbering does not accept online or independent study continuing education credits.
Iowa Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer
Iowa Board of Barbering / Bureau of Professional Licensure / Iowa Department of Public Health
321 E. 12th Street
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121