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North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
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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 6/27/2016  Approved from Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia:


Amrine, Mara TX
Anderson, Jennifer OK
Bailey, Skyler TX
Berlin, Tammy TX
Bui, Vi NH
Bui, Phu AK
Castillo, Norma TX
Cerul, Carolynn TX
Chau, Thien TX
Coffin, Taylor TX
Cook, Gina TX
Dang, Hien AK
Dang, Hang TX
Do, Thao AK
Erlewine, Susan WV
Forrest, Sally NH
Green, Karlita OK
Hawkins, Kristin WV
Herndon, Louise TX
Hilton, Tamatha WV
Hoang, Tammy AK
Hoang, Thuy TX
Hua, Phuong TX
Huynh, Hoang OK
Huynh, Hoang OK
Huynh, Tu WV
Huynh, Ty AK
Huynh, Be TX
Huynh, Anh TX
Huynh, Tien TX
Johnson, Anika KY
Ksor, Hbron AK
Le, Dung AK
Le, My AK
Le, Hong TX
Lemay, Shirley WV
Lemieux, Lori-Ann NH
Mai, Vy TX
Maloney, Tatiana OK
McGee, Alexis TX
Musick, Carla WV
Ngo, Viet TX
Ngo, Tuan AK
Nguyen, Ngoc TX
Nguyen, Thu TX
Nguyen, Thuy AK
Nguyen, Vu AK
Nguyen, Minh TX
Nguyen, Julie TX
Nguyen, Cindy TX
Nguyen, Quynh TX
Nguyen, Dung TX
Nguyen, Hoa TX
Nguyen, Thuy KS
Niclo, Jennifer TX
Pham, Truong AR
Phou, Lin AK
Phung, Phien WV
Prokupek, Heather TX
Raines, Dana WV
Rembert, Kandace TX
Rmah, Ken AK
Salinas, Jazmine TX
Shawver, Ashton TX
Shellogg, Tiffany TX
Shibley, Eileen TX
Shibley, Eileen TX
Spruill, Adara TX
Tran, Quyen TX
Tran, Quynh TX
Tran, Dung AK
Tran, Mary AK
Tran, Nga AK
Tran, Dung TX
Trawinski, Marta TX
Trinh, Tuyet TX
Voss, Amanda TX
Vu, Duyen AK
Warner, Tamathea WV