Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Rules and Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Reduce Barber Entry Requirements to Implement Two-Tier Licensing
General Information
Action Summary Effective March 9, 2018, Va. Code § 54.1-700 et seq. was amended to incorporate a master barber license under the Board. The proposed amendments to the Board’s existing regulations reduce the training requirements for the barber license to 1,100 hours and incorporate the master barber license provisions mandated by Chapters 231 and 237 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly, including training requirements and exam eligibility.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005428]
Associated Mandates Reduce Barber Entry Requirements to Implement Two-Tier Licensing
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8318 Fast-Track Secretary of Commerce and Trade review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen Kirschner  / Regulatory Operations Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.