License by Examination
Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
An applicant for Connecticut barber licensure must meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of at least the 8th grade or its equivalent;
Equivalency may be demonstrated by successful completion of General Educational Development Test or one of the following Ability to Benefit Examinations:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)-Forms 5 and 6, Level A
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)-Forms 7 and 8, Level A
Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WSBT ) - Verbal Forms VS-1 & 2, Quantitative Forms Qs-1 &QS-2;
Successful completion a course of study of not less than 1,000 hours in a school approved by the Connecticut State Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians. Education completed outside of Connecticut is acceptable provided the school was approved by the appropriate regulatory body of the state in which the school was located; and
Successful completion of the Connecticut barber examination administered by Prometric. Scores are submitted directly to the Department subsequent to the examination administration. Please visit Prometric to obtain a candidate information bulletin which provides information relative to registering for the examination. The examination is available in both the English and Spanish languages.
Applicants must indicate on their notarized application that they have completed the eighth grade or an equivalent level of education as outlined above;
Affidavit of Hours Form submitted directly to this office from the barber school;
Successful completion of the Prometric Licensing Examination. Scores are submitted directly to the Department subsequent to an examination administration. Please visit Prometric to obtain a candidate information bulletin which provides information relative to registering for the examination;
If applicable, a license verification form from all states in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed, current or expired, forwarded to this office from the appropriate authority in any U.S. State or territory in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed as a barber. Most jurisdictions charge a fee for verification. Be sure to contact the jurisdiction for fee information.
A complete application with photograph and fee of $100.00. Applications are only accepted online. Please select this link to apply online.
All supporting documentation should be sent from the source to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1930