Board of Barber




Note: we do not accept American Express


IMPORTANT: the deadline for renewals has been extended from May 31 to July 31, 2020. For more information, please see our COVID-19 page.


Click here to renew your INDIVIDUAL LICENSE


  • Apprentice license
  • Registered barber
  • Barber instructor


Click here to renew your SHOP LICENSE


  • Note: if you renewed your individual license, you'll have to create a separate login account for your shop, with a different username and password.


Click here to renew your SCHOOL LICENSE


Mandatory online renewals


Effective January 1, 2018, you must renew online if you have an up-to-date license for one of the following:


  • Apprentice barber
  • Registered barber
  • Barber instructor
  • Barber shop


If you can't renew online, you must request and receive a waiver before you can pay by mail or in person.  If you mail or bring in your renewal without a waiver, we will return your payment and your license will still not be renewed.


For more information on mandatory online renewals and waivers, please see this notice that we sent to all barbers and barbershops in December 2017.


Having trouble?


If you're having trouble, please contact us.  We're here to help you renew online.  Remember that if you renew online, you'll get your license back much faster.  In most cases, licenses that are renewed online are mailed the next business day.  But licenses renewed by mail may take weeks.


Why renew online?


  • Get your license back in days rather than weeks
  • Immediate confirmation of payment while you wait for your license
  • Simple process, with the option to update your mailing address
  • Most major credit cards accepted (except American Express)


Who is eligible?


Anyone who has an up-to-date license for any of the following license types can renew:


  • Registered barber
  • Apprentice barber
  • Barber instructor
  • Barber shop
  • Barber school


You will not be eligible to renew online if your license is not current or if you have any outstanding obligations (such as fines or non-compliance with child support).  You must renew by May 31 to use the online system.




Stay in Touch

North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners

7001 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-7000

(919) 814-0640