Exam Information


To qualify for either Registered Barber or Registered Apprentice examination, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

You must be a citizen of the United States or lawfully entitled to live and work in the United States.

    If you have ever been convicted of a felony. You must appear before the board to determine if you will be allowed to take the examination.

    • You must submit a health certificate, furnished by this Board, and completed by a physician. This certificate, including a chest x-ray or skin test, and a blood test, will verify that you are free from infections or contagious diseases, tuberculosis, or communicable diseases; that you are not a user of any kind of morphine, cocaine, or other habit forming drugs. And is not a habitual drunkard.
    • You must furnish two (2x2) passport photographs of yourself, signed across the back in your own handwriting.

      Registered Barber Only

      In addition to the above requirements for ALL applicants, the following requirements must be met:

      • You must furnish two (2) notarized affidavit on application blank, certifying at least five (5) years experience as a licensed Registered Barber, served within the last ten years. Person who can swear from their personal knowledge that you have the experience claimed must sign these affidavits.
      • You must furnish a current, paid-up license from the State of States in which your experience is claimed.

       

        Registered Apprentice Only

        In addition to the above requirements for ALL applicants, the following must be met:

        • You must furnish proof of at least a 12th grade education or an equivalent.
        • You must furnish two (2) notarized affidavit on application blank, certifying at least five (5) years experience as a licensed Registered Barber served with the last ten years. Person who can swear from their personal knowledge that you have the experience claimed must sign these Affidavits.
        • You must furnish a current, paid-up license from the country in which your experience is claimed.
        • You must complete a refresher course of not less than 250 hours in a barber school approved by the Board.

          Foreign Applicants Only

          In addition to the above requirements for ALL applicants, the following must be met:

          • You must furnish proof of at least a 12th grade education or an equivalent.
          • You must furnish two (2) notarized affidavit on application blank, certifying at least five (5) years experience as a licensed Registered Barber served with the last ten years. Person who can swear from their personal knowledge that you have the experience claimed must sign these Affidavits.
          • You must furnish a current, paid-up license from the country in which your experience is claimed.
          • You must complete a refresher course of not less than 250 hours in a barber school approved by the Board.

           

            All Applicants

            The total fee will be $100.00 the deposit to be paid upon issuance of application and a balance of $85.00 to be paid when completed application is filed with the Secretary of this Board. Personal checks will not be accepted. Certified checks or money orders only. The Board reserves the right to refuse consideration of any application, which is not in order. Upon receipt of completed application, you will be notified of the location and date where you may appear for examination. Examination is given the first parts of March, June, September, and December. Applications must be in the hands of the Secretary on or before the 15th of the month proceeding examination date.

              Examinations consist of the following: practical portion on a living model. (You must provide your own model) the model must meet all requirements on model standards and cannot be a Registered Barber or Apprentice. Sanitation portion. Written and oral portion, relating to barber history, structures and functions of the human body, elementary chemistry pertaining to sterilization, disinfectants, antiseptics, sanitation and documented facts of the barber profession, shop management and laws. This Board does not supply text for study. The Board furnishes Sterilizer, towels and lather only.

                Applications are not transferable, and all completed applications and examinations remain the property of this Board, and cannot be returned.

                  An application will be accepted for the two examinations immediately following the date issuance only, and failure to take an examination within this prescribed time any payment made will be forfeited and application must be made anew. Also any money paid on an application that has been falsified will be forfeited.

                    Fee will not be refunded for failure to pass examination. A grade of 75% each, written and practical is required for passing.

                      These requirements are subject to change without notice.


                        Instructions For Examination To Receive A Barber License

                        You are required to bring with you an acceptable model that has sufficient hair and beard for your demonstration for required barber service. You must also bring with you a smock, chair cloth, tools and implements, including a hair dryer. You must furnish your own products, (Shampoo, conditioner, sprays, etc). The Board furnishes sterilizer, towels, and lather only. You are required to give a regular tapered cut on the neck and back with a definite outline around the ears. Failure to comply will result in loss of points on procedure.

                          Practical Examination

                          The practical examination will be given in two segments and will consist of a shampoo, haircut, shave, and hairstyle and must be demonstrated in this order. You will also be graded on sanitation, patron protection and application during the practical demonstrations.

                            You will be allowed one hour to complete the FIRST SEGMENT of the practical examination which will be the shampoo, haircut and shave.

                              • SHAMPOO: The shampoo is the incline method.

                                • HAIRCUT: The haircut or hairstyle must include all the basic phases of haircutting.

                                  • SHAVE: The shave may be given with either straight or injector type razor. Honing and stropping is not required. Lather will be provided and must be used.

                                    When there is five minutes remaining on your one-hour time limit the examiners will so advise you. At the end of one hour, time will be called and you must cease all work at that time and prepare your model for inspection. You will receive no extra credit for finishing early.

                                      You will be allowed ten minutes to complete the SECOND SEGMENT of the practical examination, which will be the hair styling demonstration.

                                        • HAIR STYLE: When demonstrating the hair styling, you will be required to apply setting lotions, spray, water and demonstrated the use of a brush and hand hair dyer, etc. as necessary. The hairstyle must be demonstrated on the same model on which you demonstrated the shampoo, haircut and shave.

                                          When there is five minutes remaining on your ten- minute time limit, the examiners will so advise you. At the end of ten minutes, time will be called and you must cease all work at that time and prepare your model for inspection. On this segment you may call time if you finish before the allowed time, but will receive on credit for finishing early, When your model has bee inspected by all of the examiners, you will have completed the practical portion of the examination. You will be required to demonstrate how to use the curling iron and roll perm rods.

                                            Written/Oral Examination

                                            The written/ oral portion of your examination will consist of forty-five completion type question and five oral questions, all of which will embrace the subject of barber science as outlined in the following nationally published textbook; Standard Textbook of Professional Barber-Styling by Milday Publishing. Questions will also be taken from the laws, rules and regulation governing the practice of barbering in the State of Nevada. The Board does not furnish textbooks for study but will furnish booklets on the laws, rules and regulations at your request. There is a fee for these books. You will be allowed one hour to complete your written/oral examination.

                                              Results of your examination will be mailed to you within ten days. Do not call of have anyone call the examiners for the results.