License Applications

Persons who wish to be licensed as a barber in the State of Arizona or open a barber shop should request an application from the Board office by calling 602 542-4498.

The Board grants licenses for barbering either by examination or reciprocity.

Examination Requirements and Dates

For detailed information on examination requirements and dates click here

Reciprocity Requirements

  1. Applicant shall be at least 16 years of age.

  2. Furnish one professionally posed picture, passport size, signed across the front for identification.  Polaroid pictures and snap shots are not acceptable.  The picture must be of the applicant only.

  3. Furnish proof of a tenth grade education.  (copy of high school diploma; transcript or letter from high school showing completion of tenth grade; military discharge paper showing completion of 10th grade;  or g.e.d. grades showing not less than a passing grade over-all or 39 with no individual grade lower than 31.)

  4. Copy of a current barber license in a state with which Arizona has a reciprocity agreement.

  5. Notarized proof of at least 1 year's work experience as a barber.  If you were self-employed, please fill out the "proof of work" form for yourself and include proof that you were self-employed (copy of barber shop license or tax records).

  6. Submit completed, notarized application and $175.00 fee per A.R.S. § 32-328 (money order or certified check only).

As of January 1, 2007, Arizona has reciprocity with:

Arkansas Kentucky New Hampshire
California Louisiana New Mexico
Delaware Maine North Dakota
Georgia Maryland Ohio
Idaho Massachusetts South Carolina
Illinois Michigan South Dakota
Indiana Mississippi Texas
Iowa Missouri Wisconsin
Kansas  Nebraska Wyoming