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A barbering manager is a person who practices barbering and who is responsible for supervising and managing the operation of an establishment and ensuring that the establishment operates in compliance with Chapter 454 of the Wisconsin Statutes and rules promulgated by the Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board.

No person may act as a manager of an establishment unless he or she holds a barbering manager license issued by the Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board.


1) 4,000 hours of practice as a licensed barber or cosmetologist under the supervision of a licensed manager.


2) 150 training hours of theoretical instruction in a school of barbering or cosmetology licensed by the Department and 2,000 hours of practice as a licensed barber or cosmetologist.

……Continuing Education Requirements per BC 11

Beginning with the March, 2011 Renewal period, licensees who received their license prior to 4/1/09 must certify that they have completed 2 continuing education hours in laws governing licensees and establishments and 4 hours in safety, sanitation and infection control.

Continuing education is required for licensees providing the following procedures:

1) Laser hair removal – at least 6 hours in programs specific to laser hair removal
2) Microdermabrasion - at least 6 hours in programs specific to microdermabrasion
3) Chemical Exfoliation – at least 6 hours in programs specific to chemical exfoliation


Application fees equal $187-Initial credential, $82-Renewal fee, $107 with late fee; due by March 31st of odd-numbered years.

reviewed 04/13

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Barbering & Cosmetology Examining Board
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7083 fax


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