Kansas Board of Barbering & Kansas Barber License

Kansas State FlagUpdated February 20, 2013

Currently all barber licensing in Kansas  falls under the Kansas Board of Barbering in Topeka.

Kansas Barber License Requirements

  • Barber Practitioner License – 1500  Hours
  • Barber Instructor License – Barber License for 3 Years + Instructor Exam
Apprenticeship is not allowed to acquire the training hours in Kansas.

Kansas Barber License Renewal & Restoration

The Kansas Board of Barbering requires barbers, barbershops and chair leases to be renewed annually, between specified dates based on the first letter of your last name. Barber licenses cost $80 to renew, barber instructor licenses cost $90 to renew, and barbershops cost $80 to renew. Barber schools cost $500 to renew. Chair lease (booth rental) licenses cost $25 to renew.

  • Last Names A, B, C, M, N & O renew in the first quarter between January 1 and March 31 each year.
  • Last Names D, E, F, P, Q & R renew in the second quarter between April 1 and June 30 each year.
  • Last Names G, H, I, S, T & U renew in the third quarter between July 1 and September 30 each year.
  • Last Names J, K, L, V, W, X, Y & Z renew in the fourth quarter between October 1 and December 31 each year.
Barbers and barber instructors are allowed to restore their expired licenses for up to three years beyond its expiration date, and the fee will be based on the number of days past its expiration that it’s restored.  If it’s been more than 3 years, you must retake your license examinations.

Kansas Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer

To transfer your barber license to Kansas, you would need to fill out a transfer application and pay the transfer fee.  If Kansas reciprocates with the state or if your home state requires a comparable or greater number of training hours to get licensed, the barber board in your home state needs to certify your  barber license and prove your training hours. If you do not meet the minimum hour training requirements, the applicant needs to take additional training hours in Kansas to be able to get licensed in the state. Currently work experience does not qualify as additional training hours.

Kansas Board of Barbering

700 SW Jackson, Suite 1002
Jayhawk Tower
Topeka, KS 66603-3434
Phone: (785) 296-2211
Fax: (785) 368-7071
E-mail: kbob@kbob.ks.gov
Website: http://kbob.kansas.gov/


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