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• NOTE: NO personal items are to enter the testing center. PSI will not be responsible for any personal items and suggests that you leave them in a safe place of your choosing.
• Effective August 2, 2019, applicants for barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, hairstylist, and nail technician licenses by examination can substitute work experience obtained in a foreign country for the required contact hours, using a ratio of three months of experience for every one hundred contact hours. The hours required for disinfection, cleaning, safe work practices, and review of laws and rules are not eligible for substitution.
• Licensure by Examination Online Application
Use the following link to apply for licensure by examination using our new online tool.
Online application
• Licensure by Examination Application Form
Use the following form to apply for licensure by examination.
Licensure by Examination Application Form
• Subject Matter Expert Form
Licensed practictioners interested in being Subject Matter Experts for the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure should complete the following application.
•  Organizations who wish to prepay for their candidates should order vouchers online - Click Here.
• Important: Please call 855-744-0312 to speak to a Customer Service Representative.
•  Prepare With Practice Tests.
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Information Links
Barber Record of Completion Certificate
Cosmetology Record of Completion Certificate
Esthetician Record of Completion Certificate
Hairstylist Record of Completion Certificate
Nail Technician Record of Completion Certificate
Criminal Disclosure Letter
Social Security Number Affidavit Form
Training School Authorized Signature Form
Application Information Checklist
Foreign Experience Affidavit
Skilled Immigrants Licensing Guide
Exam: CO Barber Examination
Sponsor: Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
This program requires that you have completed a Licensure by Examination Application and have had the application approved prior to scheduling your test. You can apply either Online or in paper.
CO Barber Practical Examination  (250 minutes)   Practical Portion
CO Barber Theory Examination  (120 minutes)  
Fee Cost($)
CO Barber Practical Examination 69.00
CO Barber Theory Examination 62.00
Retake Fee Cost($)
CO Barber Practical Examination 67.00
CO Barber Theory Examination 60.00
Other Information
  • Theory test can be taken on Computer.
    Practical test cannot be taken on Computer or by Paper and Pencil.
  • Kindly note that this is not an open book test.
  • Reschedule 2 days in advance before 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • Cancel 2 days in advance before 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • Schedule 1 day in advance before 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Mandatory Portions Practical Portion Practical Portion(s)