Board of Barbering - Apply For a New License
See left menu for Renewal and Reactivation
The documents below explain the required steps to complete the application process. While the process has several steps many of the requirements can be done simultaneously. Best practice is to apply for a new license online.
Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to email@example.com.
Barbershop Self Inspection Checklist
To expedite processing a new license request, take advantage of our secure online application.
Applications are reviewed by Board staff as soon as possible, in the order received, typically within 5 business days.
- Refer to the Application Guidelines above to determine what steps you can complete while awaiting review.
- Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required to approve the license.
Scroll down in the Fees Rules to the name of this board to find the application fee.
NIC Candidate Bulletins
Practical Exam Dates
- January 31, 2022
- April 25, 2022
- July 25, 2022
- October 24, 2022
Iowa's Licensed Barbering Schools
Due to COVID-19, paper applications will not be processed at this time. Click here to apply, renew, or reactivate online. For questions about username and password, please call the State of Iowa Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 800-532-1174. For assistance with the online application contact 515-281-0254.
Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa (CBI)
7622 Briarwood Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tel: (501) 227-8262
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Las Vegas, NV 89121
Tel: (800) 733-9267
Federal Department of Labor Approved Apprenticeships
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