West Virginia State Board of
Barbers and Cosmetologists
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How may I obtain an Instructor’s certification?
Q2. What are the fines?
Q3. What do I need to do to open a salon?
Q4. How often and where are the exams given?
Q5. When is the next examination?
Q6. I have lost my renewal application, do I need it to renew my license?
Q7. What are common violations in a salon?
Q8. How can I reactivate an inactive license?
Q9. If I have lost or misplaced my license, how can I receive a duplicate license?
Q10. How do I transfer my license to another state?
Q11. What do I need to bring to the exam?
Q12. What happens if I fail to appear for an examination for which I am scheduled?
Q13. What are the requirements for models for the manicuring examination?
Q14. If I fail to pass the examination, how do I reschedule for another examination?
Q15. Where is your office located?
Q16. How do I notify the Board of a name or address change?
Q17. How do I know if I need a booth/chair rental registration?
Q18. How do I obtain a license in West Virginia if I am licensed in another state?
Q19. How can I renew or reinstate my lapsed license?
Q20. What must I do to obtain or renew my photo ID?
Q21. What if I have foreign transcripts, foreign high school diploma, or a domestic online high school diploma?
Q22. What are the requirements to transfer my license by reciprocity to West Virginia?
Q23. Can I receive a “temporary” work permit while my application is being processed?
Q24. How can I receive a temporary work permit and how long can I work on the permit?
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