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Certification Exam Overview - Barbering

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Candidates MUST provide proof of 400 school hours or 1000 apprenticeship hours (or a combination of both) to BC BARBERS ASSOCIATION prior to applying for the exam.

Acceptable forms of proof are:

IF YOU ATTENDED A DESIGNATED (PTIB*) COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL IN BC:

  • Diploma (no need to show hours).
  • Letter stating when you will be finishing your course of study.
  • Exam application with school section filled out by school administrator.

IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND A DESIGNATED (PTIB*) COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL IN BC OR IF YOU WERE TRAINED OUTSIDE OF BC:

  • School diploma (in English) with number of hours completed.

    • Sorry we cannot accept diplomas with months, weeks, etc.

    • Sorry we cannot accept diplomas that are not in English unless translated by a licensed translator or notary.

  • Letter from school (in English) on school letterhead, with the signature of the administrator or trainer detailing the number of hours completed.

    • Sorry we cannot accept letters that are not in English unless translated by a licensed translator or notary.

IF YOU WISH TO SHOW APPRENTICESHIP HOURS:

  • T4 slips to showing the number of hours employed by a salon totalling the number of hours needed.

  • A letter from your employer(s) on the business letterhead with the owner's signature detailing the number of hours worked.

 

If any candidate cannot show acceptable proof of training, he/she will not be eligible to take the exam.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

*PTIB – formerly know as PCTIA

EXAM FEES

  • MEMBER PRICE: $150.00 + GST = $157.50

  • NON-MEMBER PRICE: $250.00 + GST = $262.50

  • EXAM RETAKE FEE: $100 + GST = $105.00

  • EXAM RESCHEDULE FEE: $100.00 + GST = $105.00

*** EXAM FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE ***

HOW TO APPLY TO TAKE THE EXAM

 

  1. Go to our event calendar (under Events at top of page)  to find the exam date.

  2. Download, print, and fill out Exam Application.

    • Please fill out Exam Application clearly with your legal name.

    • Please include email address on Exam Application as this is how you will receive instructions for the exam.

  3. Attach proof of training and fax (604-871-0299), email (exams@bcba.pro), or mail (#203-8047 199 St. Langley, BC V2Y 0E2) application to BCBA.

OR

  1. Go to our event calendar (under Events at top of page) to find the exam date.

  2. Submit proof of training to BCBA by fax (604-871-0299), or email (exams@bcba.pro).

  3. Apply online (after proof of training has been approved) on our events calendar (under Events at top of page).

Please note: payment (cheque/money order/credit card number) must accompany the Exam Application as it will not be processed until full payment is received.

 

Instructions/Forms

PLEASE DOWNLOAD (PDF):

Barbering Exam Instructions

Model Waiver Form

Exam Application

REFERENCE TEXT & EXAM REVIEW BOOKS

1. Standard Barbering & Exam Review - published by Milady

2. Salon Fundamentals & Exam Review - published by Pivot Point

EXAM RETAKES

If you are unsuccessful in  70% on your practical exam, you may retake just the competencies in which you were unsuccessful, if you are unsuccessful in attaining 70% in 3 or more competencies or the Infection, Prevention and Control competency, you must retake the entire practical exam.

 Exam retake cost: $100.00 + GST = $105.00

You can retake the exam up to three (3) times. If you are still unsuccessful in getting a minimum mark of 70% for all parts of the exam, it is recommended that you enrol in a refresher course from an accredited cosmetology institution.

All retakes must be done within two (2) years of the original exam.

 

For more information, please contact BCBA at 604-871-0222 or email exams@bcba.pro