In case you have made up your mind to have a hairdresser career in Virginia, the first thing you should do is get a Virginia Barber License. The process is not as complicated as it might seem. The hairstylists provide services, such as
Now, let’s check out the requirements and application process.
First of all, there are established federal requirements for all applicants based on their education, experience, and exams. All the requirements and regulations are set by the Board of Barbers and Cosmetology in the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
To obtain a VA certification, all the potential hairdressers need to:
This includes one of the options mentioned below:
Once you have completed the necessary hours, you will be qualified to receive the proof from the school and pass the written and practical exam, which involves:
You will receive a renewal notice from the VA Board office. The procedure takes place every two years by the last day of the month of first receiving the certification. The received form along with the $105 renewal fee needs to be mailed to the address provided at the end of the article.
However, if you prefer to go through the process online, it is available through DPOR Online Services. And of course, there is no need to have any additional schooling or learning.
The regulations have a 30-day period during which a certificate can be renewed without any penalty.
To obtain a certificate in VA based on holding a valid permit in another state, you have to submit an endorsement application. The law also requires
Please also note that the Board needs a direct mail of Certification of Licensure from the authority of the current state.
The whole application process for Practitioner Type costs $95.
Unlike Florida, here, the law prohibits practicing in VA with a certificate from another state. However, the professionals are allowed to work with a temporary permit under the supervision of another practitioner. This only works for applicants who are eligible and are waiting for the exam. There is no fee for a temporary certificate and it remains in force for 45 days following the assessment date. The applicants are not allowed to have more than one temporary document.
Even though the Board makes every effort to mail letters of certification in five business days, the official turnaround period is not less than 30 days.
To become a master hairdresser you need to pass an additional 400hrs of training. This course consists of an advanced methodology that includes
Master professionals also can apply for temporary warrants. There is also an option of completing a dual training, which covers all the agenda and requires 1,500hrs of learning, and allows the individual to apply directly for the master’s permit. Cosmetologists with two years of experience may apply for the master hairdresser test.
You can also require an instructor document, with which you will be able to teach at a particular level. In case there is a necessity to verify your permit with an employer, you can do it by attending the DPOR official website and making the particular lookup.
With the high demand for men’s care, it is a perfect time to choose a rewarding career in the sphere.
Address: Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Tel: +1 804-367-8509