Currently all barber licensing in Montana falls under the Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists in Helena.
Montana Barber License Requirements
- Barbers – 1500 Hours
- Barber Instructors – Barber License + 1 Year Work Experience + 600 Hours
Montana Barber License Renewal
Barber licenses and barber instructor licenses in Montana are renewed every two years on March 1. The fee to renew a barber license is $80, and it’s $95 to renew a barber instructor license.
Montana Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer
People who wish to transfer their barber licenses to Montana must hold a current active license in his or her home state. You must request verification of license history from each state in which you have a current, active license. You be at least 18 years or older and provide proof, such as a birth certificate or driver’s license. You must pass the Montana Bord approved Barber exam at 75% proficiency or higher (both written and practical). The board may consider exceptions for actively licensed barbers in good standing that have met the 1500 school hour requirements.
Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
301 S. Park 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 841-2335
Fax: (406) 841-2309