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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 Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, 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 2/24/2017  Approved from  Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia:


Asam, Bia TX
Asam, Bia TX
Benner, Miranda WV
Chavarria, Jr., Arthur TX
Cherry, Mindy TX
Dawson, Toni KS
Dinh, Hanh MI
Dinh, Hanh MS
Enos, Catherine TX
Gadsden, Carsandra TX
Garcia, Ohanneson NY
Haggerty, Haylee NH
Hall, Christine Ny
Henson, Diane MS
Henson, Diane MS
Herrera, Mariana TX
Huynh, Trang AR
Huynh, Thu AR
Huynh, Trang TX
Huynh, Tuyet TX
Huynh, Anlanh TX
Le, Huong TX
Mai, Moi TX
Marks, Renita WV
May, Jessica TX
Michaels, Adam NH
Munoz, Marlem NY
Ngo, Giang TX
Nguyen, Hanh TX
Nguyen, Binh TX
Nguyen, Tyler TX
Nguyen, Thi Thi TX
Nguyen, Ly TX
Nguyen, Thuy TX
Nguyen, Thao TX
Nguyen, Quang TX
Nguyen, Hoang TX
Nguyen, John TX
Nguyen, John TX
Nguyen, John TX
Niclo, Jennifer TX
Peno, Tammy NH
Pham, Quyen TX
Phan, Bich TX
Rmah, H TX
Snyder, Amy AL
Sweeper, Towanna TX
Ta, Nguyet TX
Ta, Nguyet TX
Tabor, Kaela TX
Tarkington, Brittany OK
Ton, Uyen TX
Tran, Dawn TX
Tran, Linda TX
Tran, An Thi Hong NY
Trawinski, Marta TX
Vien, Suong TX
Vilaythong, Vankham AR
Vilaythong, Vankham AR
Wasson, Ashley KS
Waters, Kathleen NY
Woertz, Hien TX