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.
*PTIB – formerly know as PCTIA