IDAHO BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS 


Examination.

The examination of applicants for licensure as barbers and barber-stylists shall include both a practical demonstration and a written and oral test, and shall embrace the subjects usually taught in schools of barbering approved by the board.

A course of instruction for barber-stylists of not less than one thousand eight hundred (1,800) hours and include in its course of instruction the scientific fundamentals for barbering: hygiene; bacteriology; histology of the hair, skin, nails, muscles and nerves; structure of the head, face and neck; elementary chemistry relating to sterilization and antiseptics; diseases of the skin, hair, glands and nails; massaging and manipulating the muscles of the upper body; hair cutting; shaving; and arranging, dressing, curling, waving, straightening, coloring, bleaching and tinting of the hair.

A course of instruction for barbers of not less than nine hundred (900) hours and include in its course of instruction the scientific fundamentals for barbering: hygiene; bacteriology; histology of the hair, skin, nails, muscles and nerves; structure of the head, face and neck; elementary chemistry relating to sterilization and antiseptics; diseases of the skin, hair, glands and nails; massaging and manipulating the muscles of the upper body; hair cutting; shaving; and arranging and dressing of the hair.

The examination will consist of three (3) portions: theory, Idaho Jurisprudence and practical. An applicant must obtain at least a seventy-five percent (75%) grade on each portion to pass the examination.

The examination for licensure as a barber or barber-stylist shall consist of:

A practical demonstration of all or any combination of those services outlined above for barbers or for barber-stylists; and 

A written theory examination covering those topics outlined above for barbers or barber-stylists; and

A written jurisprudence examination covering Title 54, Chapter 5, Idaho Code and IDAPA 24.02.01 "Rules of the Board of Barber Examiners."

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL EXAMINATION CANDIDATES

All licensure examinations are administered by D. L. Roope at various locations in the state of Idaho.  Both practical and theory/jurisprudence examinations are administered on exam day. 

Be aware of the deadline dates for the test administrator (D.L. Roope). 

Incomplete applications will be returned. All applicants are required to pass the Idaho Jurisprudence (law) exam prior to licensure.

All applicants must complete and submit an application with the required documentation and appropriate fees.

You may download Application Forms here or request an application by writing:

If you are required to take the examination you must contact D.L. Roope to schedule the examination.  The full examination consists of the NIC PRACTICAL, the NIC THEORY, and IDAHO STATE LAW (Examination Schedule).