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North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
Sanitation, Safety, and Consumer Protection

Individuals Licensed in another State

Requirements (2 items):

  1. Hold a current license in good standing (no disciplinary actions)
  2. Be licensed in a state that offers reciprocity to North Carolina

How to Transfer:

If you are licensed in Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia:

  1. Have your state licensing agency send a certification via email or mail to:

Email:            certifications@nccosmeticarts.com

Mail:              NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

                                1207 Front Street, Suite 110

                                Raleigh, NC 27609

We do not accept fax submissions. Certifications are held on file for either 90 days or until the date of expiration, whichever comes first.

Check the list below for your name. Once you are on this list, you may submit the application.


If you are licensed in any other state, submit the application online or by mail:

By Mail


$35 – Apprentice, Esthetician, Manicurist, Natural Hair Care and Teacher licenses
$64 – Cosmetologist license

Incorrect payments will be returned unprocessed. If you do not meet the requirements listed above, your payment will be returned unprocessed. 

Other Important Information:

  • Reciprocity licenses will not be granted for hair braiders, manicurist or estheticians in the state of Florida.
  • Reciprocity licenses will not be granted for hair braiders in the state of Texas or South Carolina.
  • Teacher's licenses cannot be obtained without first holding a current license for practice in the corresponding discipline.  Ex: Only NC licensed cosmetologists may obtain a NC cosmetology teacher's license.  


This listing updated 2/9/2016 Approved from Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia:


Bergquist, Stella KS
Brewer, Jessica AR
Bui, Bao TX
Bui, Le TX
Chairez, Imelda TX
Chea, Tiffany TX
Clark, Rhonda TX
Clement-Davila, Kylee OK
Dang, Hang TX
Dao, Loan TX
Dinh, Thao TX
Do, Tam KY
Do, Hein TX
Do, Ly TX
Heng, Sarah TX
Ho, Hieu TX
Huynh, Phuong TX
Lam, Ngoc TX
Le, Ha OK
Luong, Tran TX
Ly, Cu TX
Ly, Cu TX
Manuel, Grace TX
McDaniel, Virginia WV
McKinsey, Amy KS
Moo, Wahnay AK
Ngo, Linh TX
Ngo, Ngocloan TX
Ngo, Nhieu AK
Ngo, Nhieu AK
Ngo, Cam TX
Nguyen, Chau TX
Nguyen, Thuy OK
Nguyen, Tyler TX
Nguyen, Selena TX
Nguyen, Giang TX
Nguyen, Huy TX
Nguyen, Katrina AK
Nguyen, Be TX
Nguyen, Binh TX
Nguyen, Hoa TX
Oo, Zerina AK
Pham, Tuyet TX
Pham, Thao TX
Raines, Morgan TX
Reza, Matilde WV
Sancrown, Moosay AK
Santana, Olivia TX
Tang, Bao TX
Thach, Hong TX
Tran, Le TX
Tran, Dieu TX
Tran, Tammie TX
Tran, Dung AK
Tran, Lan TX
Tran, Thao TX
Trinh, Lan Thi TX
Trinh, Tuyet TX
Vanblaricom, Richard WV
Vanterpool, Kerisha OK
Vu, Uyen TX
Vu, Lan TX
Williams, Prinshell TX
Wong, May TX