Board for Barbers & Cosmetology | Upcoming Exam Changes  

    Changes are coming soon that will affect all Board for Barbers and Cosmetology examinations. 

    Effective January 1, 2017, NTN/Ergometrics will no longer be the Board’s exam vendor. 

    DPOR will select a new test provider through the Virginia competitive bidding procurement process. 

    One of the other major changes is that the Board voted on August 8th to test candidates using the national NIC examination, which we expect to begin on January 1, 2017.  

    Please stay tuned for updates on the Board’s webpage as details are finalized.