Barber Instructor

Department of Public Health


Barber instructors teach the responsibilities of barbering (cutting, chemically treating and styling hair, shaving, trimming beards and mustaches, etc.) to students. They ensure that barber students meet the minimum educational requirements and also teach the proper sanitation techniques for care of the equipment and individuals.

Code Citation IC 158; 645 IAC 21-25

Who Applies A licensed barber wishing to instruct at, manage, and/or own a barber school.

When To Apply After completion of educational and examination requirements and two years of practice as a barber in Iowa.

Initial Requirements Applicant must be a licensed barber for two consecutive years, a graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent. Applicants must complete an approved teaching class and successfully pass the national instructor examination.

Duration Two years.

Processing Time 30 days after all requirements are met. Online renewal in real time.

Fee Structure Application: Practical examination: Renewal: Fees for national theory examinations are paid directly to the test service.

Renewal Requirements 24.2 (1) In addition must provide 4 hours in teaching methodology.

Exam National theory examinations are computerized and offered throughout the year. National practical examinations are offered four times per year in Waterloo.

Additional Information A licensed barber wishing to instruct at a barber school.

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Contact Information
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319