How to I apply for a Master Barber license?

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Applicants must submit an application online at and $60 initial license along with proof that the applicant:

1. Education 

i. Complete 1500 hours at a Barber school.

2. Exams (PSI

i. Practical

ii. Theory

3. "Initial Master Barber" Application (CORE) 

i. Attachments 

- Exam Scores

- Photo ID

ii. Fees, $60

 License Details:

Announcement: Per a court order issued by the Davidson County Chancery court on August 5, 2020, the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners (Board) is enjoined from enforcing Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-110(b)(2) which requires that all master barber registration applicants obtain a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET equivalence. Please note that the director and staff will no longer require that barber schools contain proof of a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET equivalence in a student’s file.  For any question please contact the Board office at . Should this status change the notice on this website will be updated.




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