Barber Examination Information

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) offers Barber examinations at locations around the state on a day to be scheduled by the applicant. You may schedule Barber examinations at several locations around the state. You will receive an eligibility postcard from PSI once you meet all eligibility requirements. The postcard contains instructions for registering and scheduling examinations. You should obtain the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) below, which provides you with detailed information about the examination administered by PSI.

The written examination is offerred in Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, Lubbock, Midland, San Antonio, Tyler and Waco.

The practical examination is offered in Austin, San Antonio, the DFW Metroplex, the Greater Houston area, McAllen, El Paso, Midland and Amarillo.

The CIB’s are available for download in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Acrobat Reader is necessary to view .pdf files. If you need to obtain a copy of this program it is available as a free download for Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

Candidate Information Bulletins (CIB)
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Class A Barber

Clase A Barbero


Barber Manicurist

Manicuro de Barbero


Barber Technician

Técnico de Barbero


Barber Technician Manicurist

Técnico Manicuro de Barbero  

Barber Hair Weaving

Tejador de Pelo de Barbero


Barber Technician Hair Weaving

Técnico Tejador de Pelo de Barbero


Barber Instructor

Instructor de Barbero


Lesson Plan Form

Forma de Plan de estudio


The Barber examinations are developed and delivered by PSI. For general information about PSI, go to PSI's website. For information about the PSI testing program or, if you are eligible, to register, go to

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