The Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology and the Pennsylvania Board of Barber Examiners requires all candidates to submit an official Criminal History Record Information check with their applications for licensure examinations, reactivation, and reciprocity.
Applicants will need to supply an official Criminal History Record Information check from the State Police or other state agency for every state in which the candidate has resided during the past five years. The reports must be dated within ninety (90) days of the date of the application.
Message for Early Theory/Procedural Skills exam candidates
If you meet the minimum requirements for EARLY TESTING (900 hours for Cosmetologist) and submit your application prior to completion of the required hours (to obtain a license), you will be permitted to take the exam. However, you will NOT BE ISSUED A LICENSE until your school has submitted the transcripts VERIFYING that you have completed the required hours for the license (1,250 for Cosmetologist, etc).