Below are the board's forms and applications in PDF
format. If you have any questions about these forms or the application process, please
please check your form to make sure you've completed all required fields and that the
form is notarized (if required).
License and permit renewals. Select this option to access our online renewal system if
you're trying to renew your license or permit. Renewals take place from January 1 to
May 31. By law, you must renew online unless you get a waiver or your license is
renewal. This option is only for
individuals whose license is expired, who have late fees, and who want to renew by mail rather than online. Please do not use this form to renew license that
hasn't expired. Please print this form and submit it with a check, cashier check, or
money order (no cash). If you need to know how much you owe, please contact the
Free license renewal (only if you're at least 70 years old)
. Use this form if you're renewing your individual licenses (apprentice barber,
registered, or barber instructor) and you're at least 70 years old. Please note
that we may request proof of your age if we don't have that information in our records.
Online form. Use this option if you want to submit your renewal online.
Paper form. Use this option if you want to print out the form and mail it in.
Civil penalties and fees
here to pay any outstanding civil penalties and fees, including partial payments. If
you make a partial payment, please make sure you pay all oustanding penalties and fees by
Exam portal. Use this link to get information about any upcoming exams and about past exams where results have been recorded. The site will let you:
See any upcoming exams you have scheduled
Download a copy of your exam notice
See results for past results (when the results have been posted)
Download results letters and score sheets
Exam instructions. Please use this link to access exam instructions, requirements, and candidate information bulletins.
Need to apply or pay fees? Please use the links in the appropriate section below.
Individuals (apprentice barber, registered barber, barber
instructor, out of state)
Duplicate license. Use this link to pay for
a duplicate license for any of the following license types:
Apprentice barber license
Registered barber license
Barber instructor license
Apprentice barber exam application
application. Use this option to apply and pay for your exam fees
online. We recommend this option because exams are scheduled on a first-come,
first-served basis, and this option gets your application to us quicker.
to retake your exam. If you failed one or both parts of the exam,
select this option to pay to retake your exams. Please note that you should wait to
get a letter from us before trying to pay online.
for your apprentice permit. Select this option if you passed both
parts of the exam and received a letter from us instructing you to pay your permit
Temporary permit (Permission to
Work). If approved by the board, this temporary permit allows an
applicant to work while waiting to take the exam. There are restrictions on how
these temporary permits can be used and how many can be issued. For example, we will
not issue a temporary permit if there isn't an apprentice barber exam application on
Online request form: you
can use this online form to submit your request. We encourage you to use this
option, but you must have an email address. If you don't have an email address
or don't want to provide one, please use the paper form below.
Paper form: if you don't have an
email address, you can use this option instead of the online form. Please
complete all fields except for the Executive Director signature line and the
Application form. Use
this option to print and mail your application. Please make sure that
you have a current apprentice-barber permit and you've been an apprentice
barber for at least one year.
to retake your exam. If you failed your exam,
select this option to pay to retake the exam. Please note that you
should wait to get a letter from us before trying to pay online.
Affidavit form. Some barbers
may have worked at multiple shops during their apprenticeship. Use
this option if you need to print additional copies of the affidavit form.
license. Use this form if your registered-barber
license has been lapsed for more than five years and you want to reinstate
application. Use this option to apply and pay for your
exam fees online. We recommend this option because exams are scheduled on a
first-come, first-served basis, and this option gets your application to us
If you are a barber in another state and you want to receive a license in North
Carolina, please use this form. Please note that not all out-of-state
applicants should use this form, but the form has a series of questions to see if
Online application (temporarily
offline). Use this option to submit an online application. Please
note that you won't have the option to pay online, but once we review your
application, we'll notify you of the fee you'll need to pay.
military members, veterans, and military spouses:if you are a member of the
military, a veteran, or the spouse of a member of the military, you may
be eligible for endorsement without meeting all of the requirements
described in this application. Please see our FAQ
page with information about the different requirements
for you, and please feel free to contact the board
staff with questions.
checklist. This checklist helps you make sure that your
shop will pass inspection. This checklist is simply to help you prepare your
shop, and you don't need to submit the form to the board.
application. Use this option to apply for a barber-shop
permit and pay assoicated fees online. We recommend this option because your
application will be processed quicker.
Paper application. Use this
application if you prefer to submit a paper application rather than applying
online. Please note that paper applications take longer to process, and we
recommend that you apply online instead.
You may also want to review the board's laws for barber shops.