Apply online for a temporary barber instructor license in Iowa. The application fee is $12. All application fees are nonrefundable.

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Application fee is $12.  You may pay the fee online.  All application fees are nonrefundable.

Education Requirements

Applicants may request a temporary barber instructor license if they have met all of the requirements for permanent licensure with the exception of the examination requirements.  A temporary permit is valid for six months and may not be renewed.

Applicants must submit evidence of the following:

Education Requirements

  • Evidence of graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • Evidence of licensure as a barber in Iowa for no less than two years.

Applicants Licensed in Another State

Licensure in Another State if applicable: Applicants that have previously been licensed, registered or certified in another state must provide official verification of an active license in another state.  The applicant must have held the active license for 12 of the last 24 months directly preceding the date of application.

The license verification must include the following: 

  • Issue date
  • Expiration date
  • Status of license including a reference to any pending or past disciplinary action.

The verification may be printed from another state licensing board’s website if it contains all of the information noted above. If an online verification is not available, the verification must be sent directly from the licensing board(s).