Barber Instructor Assistant

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners


A registered master barber certified by the board as a barber instructor assistant. Employment as a barber instructor assistant is limited to three years.


Every barber school must have one licensed barber instructor for each barber instructor assistant.

Certification Requirements

Hold a valid certificate of registration as a master barber and meets the education and examination requirements.

Educational Requirements

Completion of twelfth grade in an accredited school or equivalent, and current enrollment in a three hundred-hour instructor training program at a board-certified barber school.

For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at or by phone, 800-733-9267.

Application and Fees

Anyone interested in becoming a Barber Instructor Assistant must be registered for the 300 hour instructor training program AND work for a licensed Barber School or College. It is the school that submits a letter to the board explaining their desire to use the individual as a barber instructor assistant. The schools letter, along with a $25 check for the certificate, must be mailed to the board. The letter is part of the schools license file and the individual will be mailed a certificate listing him/her as a barber instructor assistant as soon as the request is approved.

Letter and check should be mailed to:
Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Board
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243