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Virginia Barber and Cosmetology Related Professions

An Important Announcement Regarding Virginia Barber and Cosmetology Related Professions

IMPORTANT: As of January 1, 2020, PCS will no longer serve as the testing vendor for The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology, the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). The following information is very important. Please be aware of and plan for specific deadlines in order for you to experience a smooth transition:

Re-exam applications

Re-exam candidate applications must be received and approved for the practical examination by the deadline date of 12/09/19.


Final practical examination

The final practical examination PCS will administer will be held in Richmond, Northern Virginia, and Roanoke on 12/23/19.


Theory examinations

Candidates who need to take or retake their theory examination, must schedule to test with Prometric no later than 12/16/19.


Last Prometric theory examination

The last date Prometric will test theory examination candidates is 12/23/19.


Note: Refunds WILL NOT be issued if you do not test prior to the deadline dates. No exceptions will be made. Please plan accordingly.