Beginning August 1, 2019 examinations will be offered in ENGLISH ONLY.  The Board will no longer offer examination in Vietnamese or Spanish after this date.
All applications for examination must be made through the online portal at
Once an examination application has been submitted and approval completed by the Board, an email will be sent to the applicant indicating they are Eligible to Schedule an examination. 
All examination notices will be sent to the applicant via email correspondence.  
For examination questions, please contact the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board at
(614) 466-3834.


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Examination Reschedule Information
Examination 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.

No communication between applicants during examination

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.

Testing Information Packets

Barber Theory Examination Information:

Specific Study Information for the Rules and Regulations area.
Ohio Revised Code (4709):
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