Board for Barbers and Cosmetology 

    Professional Credential Services (PCS) is now administering the Board’s examinations.

    To apply to take an examination, you must create an account and complete an application with PCS at www.pcshq.com.  

    ATTENTION Applicants/Candidates who previously applied or tested with NTN/Ergometrics:


    If you applied and tested less than one (1) year ago, you will be able to register for and take your exam with PCS. Apply using instructions on the PCS website
    • NOTE: You must complete the online application and upload your photo again in order to receive approval to test.
    • Your other application documents (training forms, criminal history reports, etc.) will be added to your account when they are received from the previous vendor, sometime in early February. You will be able to schedule and take your exams whether or not these documents have been added to your account.
    • Passing exam scores are valid for only one year. 
    If you applied and took your last exam more than one (1) year ago, we will not have your records. You are required to re-apply and re-submit all your documentation. 
    For additional information about the exam application process, or exam administration, contact PCS at 888-822-3272 or by email.