Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
In order for a person to obtain an Instructor license, you must first attend a licensed barber college and complete 1 year of instruction in the teaching of barbering at a licensed barber college OR have successfully completed 60 semester hours (90 term hours) in a course of instruction approved by the board at an accredited college or university and have 6 months of instruction in the teaching of barbering at a barber college. Please click here for a list of schools.
Upon graduation from the instructor program, the school you are attending will provide you with an examination registration form signed by a school official. Please complete this form and mail it or fax it with your payment information to our examination vendor, PSI Services, LLC (PSI). PSI's mailing address and fax number are provided on the last page of the examination registration form.
Apply for a License
When you have passed the required examination, you must submit an Instructor License Application, and the appropriate fee, to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing. You are responsible for submitting the licensure application form to the Department as described in this section.
Only the Department may determine your eligibility for a license. You must apply for your license within one year of passing your examination.
To be eligible for licensure, you must submit an Instructor License Application, along with the required fee, to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, and meet the following requirements:
§ be of good moral character;
§ have graduated from high school or have an equivalent education as approved by the department;
§ is a licensed barber with not less than 2 years of experience;
§ must have completed at least the minimum number of hours of Instructor training; and
§ pass the theory examination.
HOW TO OBTAIN A LICENSE APPLICATION
Click here to obtain the application or contact the Board of Barber Examiners at 517-373-8068 to request that an application be mailed to you.
The Instructor License Application and appropriate application fee, payable to the State of Michigan must be submitted to the address indicated at the top of the application.
A false statement or dishonest answer on the license application may be 1) grounds for denial of licensure; 2) grounds for disciplinary action against any future license; or 3) punishable by law. Furthermore, any conviction(s) for which you did or could have gone to jail may delay your application for a license. If licensure is denied, this action may be appealed to the Board of Barber Examiners.