Ergometrics

Cosmetology Student FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (Click to Expand)

Where are the Kansas State test locations?

Written Test Locations

Great Bend Testing Center
3107 W. 12th St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

The Great Bend site follows the weather closures of school district 428. Please make sure to check the school closures on days with bad weather to be alerted to site closures.
Topeka Testing Center
515 S. Kansas Ave, Suite A
Topeka, KS 66603

We are located in the 515 "Goodell Stratton Edmonds & Palmer LLP" building, under the overhang.

Please keep in mind you will have to find and pay for parking in the area, the testing site does not have free parking. There is pay-to-park street and garage parking in the immediate area. Give yourself plenty of time to park and make it to your scheduled exam time.
Wichita Testing Center
400 N Woodlawn St, Suite 104
Wichita, KS 67208

We are located in the second building to the east as there are two buildings in the 400 North Woodlawn complex. Candidates should park on the south side of the building and use the main entrance that side.

DO NOT PARK IN RESERVED PARKING AT THIS SITE! You may be towed without warning.

Practical Test Locations

Great Bend Testing Center
3107 W. 12th St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

The Great Bend site follows the weather closures of school district 428. Please make sure to check the school closures on days with bad weather to be alerted to site closures.
Topeka Testing Center
515 S. Kansas Ave, Suite A
Topeka, KS 66603

We are located in the 515 "Goodell Stratton Edmonds & Palmer LLP" building, under the overhang.

Please keep in mind you will have to find and pay for parking in the area, the testing site does not have free parking. There is pay-to-park street and garage parking in the immediate area. Give yourself plenty of time to park and make it to your scheduled exam time.
Wichita Testing Center
400 N Woodlawn St, Suite 104
Wichita, KS 67208

We are located in the second building to the east as there are two buildings in the 400 North Woodlawn complex. Candidates should park on the south side of the building and use the main entrance that side.

DO NOT PARK IN RESERVED PARKING AT THIS SITE! You may be towed without warning.
What if my name, address or birthday is incorrect in the system?

To request a name, address or birthdate change in the system, you must provide a clear scan or digital photo of your photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) and a copy of official documentation (Social Security card, birth certificate, marriage license, etc.) which shows the correct information. Please fax this to 425-774-0829 with the request to make the change.

What is the testing process for Cosmetology Apprentices?

Cosmetology Apprentices who are referred for testing at 1000 hours will pay for both their written and practical test.

They will be able to schedule their written test immediately. They can schedule retests for their written test as needed.

When they are within 80 hours of completing their training and have at least 1420 hours recorded in the system, they can schedule their practical test. Their complete program hours must be recorded in the system before the test date. Apprentices with incomplete hours will not be allowed to test.

What is the testing process for Body Art Apprentices?

Body Art Apprentices follow these steps to sign up for testing:
Within 80 hours of completing their program the trainer should refer the apprentice for testing.
Go to the KBOC website http://www.kansas.gov/kboc/
Download the Body Art Application for Examination
Complete the form and submit it to KBOC with all required documentation and payments

If you were enrolled in a Body Art Program before July, 2013:
Include the Apprentice Final Record
Include all Training Log Sheets

If you were enrolled in a Body Art Program July, 2013 or later:
DO NOT include the Apprentice Final Record
DO NOT include all Training Log Sheets

Once KBOC reviews and verifies your documentation, you will be able to schedule and pay for your tests.

I am moving from another state, how do I get a Kansas State License?

Complete the out of state application form, and meet the Kansas Board of Cosmetology's requirements for licensure.

How do I renew or reactivate my Kansas State License?

Go to the Kansas Board of Cosmetology web site. There are instructions listed there.

How do I test to get a new license in Kansas State?

Please refer to the Candidate Exam Preparation Guides for your career field.

How do I apply for ADA Accommodations for taking my exam(s)?

Applications for Testing Accommodations will be considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To apply for accommodations for your exam(s), you must:

NTN will notify you with the decision regarding the ADA accommodation request.

This process may take several weeks.

Do not schedule your test until you have NTN approval.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

You can request an exam reschedule up to seven (7) calendar days before your exam date. After this point, a schedule change is not allowed. Reschedule requests must be submitted in writing through our contact support link.

Exam fees are non-refundable.

We do not accept rescheduling requests over the phone.

What is the exam reschedule policy?

You can request an exam reschedule up to seven (7) calendar days before your exam date. After this point, a schedule change is not allowed. Reschedule requests must be submitted in writing through our contact support link.

Exam fees are non-refundable.

We do not accept rescheduling requests over the phone.

I do not have a credit card, how do I pay?

With a credit card, you can schedule your test instantly.

If you do not have a credit card you can mail in a payment for a voucher.

To apply for a voucher, log onto your candidate account and click on the 'Pay by Check' link. Print the voucher request form and mail it, with your money order or cashier's check, to the address listed.

Once your payment is received, a voucher number will be mailed to you. Schedule your tests and use the voucher number to pay.

Voucher purchases will take two weeks to process.

What are common safety and sanitation mistakes? How do I know if my testing site is closed due to weather or emergency?

In the case of exam site closures due to extreme weather conditions or staff emergencies, candidates will be notified by the testing center as soon as possible. When possible, they will be notified at least 2 hours before the scheduled exam time. After candidates receive notification, they can submit a reschedule request through the “Contact Support” link on our website or call into our Customer Support Team and they will assist with a reschedule.