Updated July 29, 2013
Currently, all barbers licensing in Virginia is done through the Virginia State board of Cosmetology. Before applying for a license, you must go to a licensed school and pass an exam.
Virginia Barber License Requirements.
1500 hours of training at barber school or 3000 hours apprenticeship
Must take licensing exam.
Virginia Barber License Renewal.
You must renew your license in Virginia every two years. This must be done at the end of the month it was issued. The cost to renew is typically $140. Although Virginia does not require continuing education courses, it is highly recommended to take these courses to stay alert to any new trends in the industry.
Virginia Barber License Reciprocity (Transfer)
Virginia offers licensing by endorsement. The examination requirements for this endorsement are based on the scores from your home state. This will cost about $140.
Barber Schools in Virginia
Virginia Board for Barbers & Cosmetology
Perimeter Center, Suite 400
9960 Maryland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-8509
Fax: (804) 367-6295