Once an exam application is received and processed at the Board office, an examination date is scheduled approximately three (3) to five (5) weeks out from receipt.  Candidates for examination will receive notification of the scheduled exam date by official mail.  Should an exam candidate have any questions regarding exam date and/or type of exam to be administered by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board, please contact the Board at (614) 466-3834.

Examination Information
Examination Reschedule Information
Notice of cancellation of a scheduled examination MUST be emailed to Cancellation by phone or voice message will not be accepted. Applicants who fail to attend their scheduled examination date without sending a cancellation email are required to pay the reschedule fee in order to receive a new examination date.
The reschedule fees are: 

Practical/Theory/Advanced $80.00         Practical/Theory $40.00          Advanced Only $40.00

Work Permit Policy

Applicants scheduling for an examination will only be issued one (1) Work Permit.  The work permit will expire on the date of the originally scheduled examination. Rescheduling of an examination date does not extend the date of work permit.  Applicant is only eligible for one (1) work permit.

No communication between applicants during examination     (OAC 4713-7-02)

Each examinee shall be assigned an individual workstation. The examinees shall not communicate with other examinees during the examination and they shall not have any written material, unless provided by the board. Pagers, mobile devices, or other electronic devices are prohibited within the examination area with the exception of calculators, which may be furnished by the board. An applicant found violating any rule or participating in any other type of misconduct shall be dismissed and the applicant shall automatically fail the examination.

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