Barber Technician

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners


Applies tints or dyes to the hair, shampoos hair, manicures nails, applies cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to scalp, face, neck or other parts of the body.

Licensing Requirements

Be at least seventeen years of age, not owe any money to a barbering school, and meet education and examination requirements.

Educational Requirements

A tenth grade education and satisfactory completion of a course in a registered barber school or college of not less than 340 hours of continuous instruction of not more than 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.

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

Renewal Requirements

Renewal required every two years.

Application and Fees

To apply for an initial license please visit The fee for an initial application is $60.

License renewals can be done here.

The Technician renewal fee is $60.00, as set forth in Rule 0200-1-.11(1)(b) of the Tennessee Rules of Barber Examiners.

The renewal form and fee must be submitted to the board office prior to the expiration date listed on the license.  If the renewal is not processed prior, there is an additional late fee of $25.00 per license.  If the late fee is due, your license is not renewed.

Licenses expired for more than three (3) years become invalid. In order to reinstate an invalid license, the licensee must take reinstatement exams. There are no waivers to this provision.