Barber Examination Information
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You will receive an eligibility postcard from PSI once you meet all eligibility requirements. The postcard contains instructions for registering and scheduling examinations.
At the conclusion of your written exam your results will appear on the screen and your score report will be emailed to you. It is important that we have your current email address on file so that you may receive your results the day of your exam. You may update your contact information online by following this link.
A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. You may retake each exam as many times as needed until you successfully pass the examination, however you may be responsible for paying additional examination fees with each attempt.
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.
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.
Candidate Information Bulletins (CIB)
You should obtain the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) below, which provides you with detailed information about the examination administered by PSI.
- Class A Barber (PDF)
- Barber Manicurist (PDF)
- Barber Technician (PDF)
- Barber Technician Manicurist (PDF)
- Barber Hair Weaving (PDF)
- Barber Technician Hair Weaving (PDF)
- Barber Instructor (PDF)
- Lesson Plan Form (Word)
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 www.psiexams.com.