Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Reduce Barber Entry Requirements to Implement Two-Tier Licensing
Action 5071
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.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005428]
Associated Mandates Reduce Barber Entry Requirements to Implement Two-Tier Licensing
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8318 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/01/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
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.