Cosmetology / Barbering

Exam Information

Utah State Hair Safety Course and Examination

To obtain your Hair Safety Permit you will be required to take a two-hour course and receive a score of 75% or higher on the accompanying exam.

To register for the course, see the section below "To Schedule an Exam". Your scores will be electronically delivered to the Division. The Division will process your exam and issue the Hair Safety Permit to the email address you provided to our exam vendor during your registration. For additional information about this exam and the registration process, please review the following exam handbook:

Hair Safety permit Examination Handbook

Licensing Exams

The National Institute of Cosmetology exams are administered by Prov. For more information about these exams, you can review the following link: Prov Candidate Information Bulletin

For specific details on the content of each of the following exams, please visit this link: NIC Testing . (Materials and testing available in multiple languages)

  • Barber
  • Cosmetologist / Barber
  • Hair Designer
  • Electrologist
  • Esthetician
  • Master Esthetician
  • Nail Technician
  • Instructor

To Schedule an Exam:

  • Create an account at .
  • Locations: These exams are available in all Prov testing sites and MOST college and university testing centers throughout Utah and the US.
  • Out-of-State Testing: To see if this option is available in your area, please contact the Prov call center at 877-228-3926.
  • Examination results will be electronically uploaded to DOPL from Prov.

If you have any additional QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, or COMPLAINTS that you are not able to address with the Exam Administrator mentioned above, you may contact