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refer to the current CIB available on the Board’s Web atwww.barbercosmo.ca.gov/applicants/national.shtml
for the list of services and tasks that will be required in
the practical portion of the examination. You will find
the scope for the written examination on the Board’s
Web site as well. Be careful of private agencies and in-
dividuals who try to sell you“inside” information about
the examination. The CIBs and the scope for the written
should provide all the information you need to success-
fully pass the examination. Be prepared to do any or all
of the services as listed on the CIB.
Special Accommodation to take the examina-
To request reasonable accommodation, you must
“Request for Reasonable Accommodation”
form, which can be obtained on the Board’s Web site athttp://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/forms_pubs/forms/ ada_req_accom.pdf.
You will need to include a descrip-
tion of the accommodation and appropriate medical
verification along with your application for examina-
tion. Reasonable accommodation may include the use
of a reader, a signer or a request for additional time on
the written examination. Additional time is not granted
for the practical examination.
Models are not used for the barber, cosme-
tologist, esthetician or manicurist examinations. If you
are testing as an electrologist, you will need to bring
your own model. The model can be an acquaintance
or someone hired from an agency or kit company,
but cannot be a barbering and cosmetology student,
or a current or former Board licensee. But whomever
you choose, he or she must be suitable for all the
services you may be required to perform. All models
must also have valid, government-issued photo iden-
tification. Documents such as school identification,
credit cards, and store membership cards will not be
accepted. For more information on models and the
types of identification that are acceptable, check your
examination admission letter and inserts, CIB, exami-
nation handbook from PSI, or the Board’s Web site atwww.barbercosmo.ca.gov.
Length of the examination:
manicurist and electrologist practical examinations
take approximately two hours. The barber and cosme-
tologist examinations take longer, about four hours.
Cosmetology and Barber candidates get a 15-minute
break halfway through the examination. You must
return from your break on time. If you are more than
five (5) minutes late, you will be denied reentry into the
examination and will receive no score for the practical
examination. You will also have to wait until the end of
the examination to retrieve any personal effects. The
written examination for barbers is one hour. The written
for cosmetologists, estheticians, manicurists and elec-
trologists is two hours.
Leaving the examination before completing the
Candidates who decide to terminate their exami-
nation prematurely must reapply for the portion (i.e.,
practical or written) of the exam that they did not com-
plete, and pay the appropriate fee for re-examination.
Discussing your examination with the proctor or
Examination staff cannot discuss the exami-
nation or the grading factors with candidates, as this is
a breach of examination security.
Candidates who pass both the written and
practical portion of the examination are issued their
license at the testing facility. Only candidates who fail
a portion of the examination receive their numerical
scores. Neither a license nor a score report will be issued
until both portions of the examination are completed
by the candidate.