An official state criminal history record check (CHRC) is required from your current state of residence. For applicants living, working, or completing training in Pennsylvania, your CHRC will be generated automatically as part of your application and the required fee will be included at checkout.
In addition to the background check from your current state of residence, you will need to submit official state CHRCs from every state where you have lived, worked, or completed training during the last five years. An FBI background check can be submitted in lieu of state checks where you previously lived, worked or trained. No record checks can be dated more than 90 days prior to the date you submit your application.
Applicant must submit the Barber School Affidavit OR Barber Shop Affidavit with notary signature and seal for each school and/or shop in which they obtained training hours. If hours were obtained from more than one facility, you must submit a Training Affidavit from each facility. The Affidavit is downloaded by the applicant from PALS, completed by the school or shop where the applicant obtained training, and then uploaded into PALS.
Proof of the completion of the eighth grade must be submitted. Proof may be in the form of a copy of the high school diploma or GED diploma issued by Department of Education, GED certificate indicating the grade equivalency, a letter or statement from the high school with the principal's signature, indicating the highest grade completed, or an official transcript of the high school record with school seal affixed and signed by the appropriate official. Copies of documents must be uploaded to the PALS application.
Applicant must be at least 16 years of age and provide date of birth and submit proof of age. Acceptable documents are copies of: Driver's license (not expired), State issued I.D., Passport, US Dept of State VISA or Birth Certificate. Documents must be scanned and uploaded to the applicant's exam application in PALS
or may be photographed and uploaded to the applicant's exam application in PALS.
The school or shop, where barber training was obtained, must submit transcripts showing that the barber curriculum subjects and hours were completed. Barber training transcripts must be submitted to Pearson Vue, her. Transcripts must be uploaded to the application.