Board of Barber


Exam Schedule


Below is the exam schedule for board exams for registered and apprentice barbers and instructors.  If you wish to apply to take the exam, please contact your barber school or download the appropriate form.  For information about permission to work, please contact Carolyn Davis at (919) 981-5210 x20 or refer to your exam paperwork.


Please note: if your paperwork from the board has a different date than the ones listed below, you should follow what the paperwork says.  Although the schedules below are listed for your convenience, they are subject to change.


Registered and apprentice exams for 2018


Below is the schedule for registered and apprentice exams, which take place on certain Mondays and Tuesdays, normally once each month.  If you are scheduled to take the exam, please refer to your paperwork to see what time you should appear.  Also, please refer to that information for instructions for models, if you're taking the practical exam, and for appropriate dress.


  • January 8-9
  • February 12-13
  • March 5-6
  • April 2-3
  • May 7-8
  • June 4-5
  • July 2-3
  • August 6-7
  • September 10-11
  • October 1-2
  • November 5-6
  • December 3-4


Instructor Exams for 2018


Individuals who apply to become and instructor must first take the written exam.  If they pass the written exam, they will be scheduled for the practical exam.  Applicants should refer to their paperwork for information on the date and time the exams are scheduled.


Written exam


  • January 16
  • March 12
  • May 14
  • July 9
  • September 4
  • November 13


Practical exam


  • February 14-16
  • April 4-6
  • June 6-8
  • August 8-10
  • October 3-5
  • December 5-7




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North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners

5809 Departure Dr Ste 102

Raleigh, NC 27616

(919) 981-5210