Pennsylvania Cosmetology and Barber


Effective March 1, 2023, there will be significant changes to how applications are processed for Barbers and Cosmetology:

  • Processing will now be handled by the Pearson VUE OHT Processing Office
  • Examination Fees are now paid after you are approved to test when you register
  • School Transcripts are no longer required to be submitted directly by the school and should be uploaded directly into PALS
  • Affidavits are no longer required to be submitted in hard copy and should be uploaded directly into PALS

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Examination Scheduling Information

Please VERIFY that you have registered your LEGAL name as it appears on your government-issued ID and that your personal information is CORRECT. Contact Pearson VUE immediately to correct the spelling of your name or update your personal information if you notice any errors. It is very important that this information is correct, as it will appear as it was entered on the documentation provided to you after you have completed the exam, as well as on any reports to your licensing agency.

Theory appointments may be made up to one calendar day prior to the day you wish to test, subject to availability. You may schedule your exam online or over the phone by contacting customer service.

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Last updated 2023-05-09