Below is information about board exams for licensed barbers, apprentice barbers, and barber instructors. If you wish to apply to take the exam, please download the appropriate form. That page also has information about temporary permits.
Exam tutoring and preparation
The board doesn't offer tutoring or preparation courses for the exams. However, the North Carolina Barber Association can assist students who need additional preparation or training for the exams (refresher courses for individuals who graduated a long time ago from school, assistance for individuals having trouble passing the exams, etc.). Please note that this is not a recommendation or endorsement of the program offered by the North Carolina Barber Association, and the board only refers to that program for informational purposes.
In addition, some schools offer additional preparation or tutoring for exams. Please see our list of licensed schools for contact information.
If you've misplaced your exam instructions packet for an upcoming exam, you can get a copy by going to our Exam Materials page and looking for the exam instructions under the appropriate exam type.