Important information regarding Virginia Barber and Cosmetology Related Professions. Click here for more information
IMPORTANT: 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:
The final practical examination PCS will administer will be held in Richmond, Northern Virginia, and Roanoke on 12/23/19.
First Time candidate applications must be approved for the practical examination by the deadline date of 12/02/19.
Re-exam candidate applications must be received and approved for the practical examination by the deadline date of 12/09/19.
Candidates who need to take or retake their theory examination, must schedule to test with Prometric no later than 12/16/19.
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
Click Here to view the final test dates and deadlines.
To kick things off, you need to purchase an application for your desired profession. Here's how:
After you submit an application, we'll review your files and get back to you. Here are the details:
You're almost there! The application has been accepted, and you're ready to take the examination. Here's what to expect:
Congrats! Now that you've taken your exam, it's time to wait on the results. As usual, we're here to stay connected along the way: