Applicants must submit an application online at core.tn.gov and $60 initial license along with proof that the applicant:
i. Complete 1500 hours at a Barber school.
2. Exams (PSI)
3. "Initial Master Barber" Application (CORE)
- Exam Scores
- Photo ID
ii. Fees, $60
License Details: https://apps.tn.gov/licenses-app/view?id=905
Announcement: Per a court order issued by the Davidson County Chancery court on August 5, 2020, the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners (Board) is enjoined from enforcing Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-110(b)(2) which requires that all master barber registration applicants obtain a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET equivalence. Please note that the director and staff will no longer require that barber schools contain proof of a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET equivalence in a student’s file. For any question please contact the Board office at Cosmetology.Board@tn.gov . Should this status change the notice on this website will be updated.