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Pennsylvania Cosmetology and Barber

This page contains specific information about testing for a Pennsylvania Cosmetology and Barber license. Register for your next exam, find test information, or download handbooks/applications/forms from this page.

Reciprocity for Cosmetology

Reciprocity agreements are subject to change, so please contact the board to review the requirements: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/cosmet.

  • Non-Reciprocal States:
    EFFECTIVE June 30, 2014, if you hold a current license in a state where Pennsylvania DOES NOT have an understanding of reciprocity you will be required to take and pass both the practical and theory parts of the examination. Please complete and submit a cosmetology application and review the instructions.

Examination Scheduling Information

Please VERIFY that your name and personal information are CORRECT. Contact Pearson VUE immediately to correct the spelling of your name or update your personal information if you notice any errors. It is very important that this information is correct, as it will appear as it was entered on the documentation provided to you after you have completed the exam, as well as on any reports to your licensing agency.

Appointments may be made up to one calendar day prior to the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers the following scheduling options:

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
Last updated 2014-07-01