Students entering or who wish to enter the barbering program are advised that prior criminal records may result in the inability to enroll/complete selected programs. The NC Board of Barber Examiners requires an FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) certified background check (All applicants) before students are allowed to enroll in the barbering program.  If prior criminal records exist, students may not be allowed to participate in enrollment.  Once institution officials are aware of criminal records, the information must be shared with the NC Board of Barber Examiners.  If the agency will not accept the student because of the records, the student will be unable to fulfill the program requirements. Students are urged to disclose and discuss prior criminal records with program heads.  State certification of licensing examination boards may not allow felons to sit for state examinations. A student convicted of a felony may not be eligible for enrollment until he/she has sat before the board of barber examiners and received approval.