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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 7/26/2016  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
Boyd, Jennifer AK
Brent, Jeanetta KY
Bui, Phu AK
Caraballo, Evelyn PR
Cerul, Carolynn TX
Coffin, Taylor TX
Cook, Gina TX
Do, Thao AK
Dong, Thanh TX
Dunn, Iisha KS
Ha, Huong TX
Hall, Bradley WV
Hamel, Evelyn KS
Hargrove, Kandice TX
Hilton, Tamatha WV
Hua, Phuong TX
Huynh, Hoang OK
Huynh, Tu WV
Huynh, Ty AK
Huynh, Be TX
Huynh, Anh TX
Huynh, Tien TX
Le, Dung AK
Le, Hong TX
Lemay, Shirley WV
Luu, Hoa TX
Luu, Hoa TX
Mai, Vy TX
Maloney, Tatiana OK
Ngo, Viet TX
Ngo, Tuan AK
Ngo, Hang TX
Nguyen, Ngoc TX
Nguyen, Thuong TX
Nguyen, Vu AK
Nguyen, Ngoc TX
Nguyen, Julie TX
Nguyen, Quynh TX
Nguyen, Dung TX
Nguyen, Hoa TX
Nguyen, Thuy KS
Nguyen, Tho TX
Niclo, Jennifer TX
Pham, Loan TX
Phung, Phien WV
Prokupek, Heather TX
Salinas, Jazmine TX
Salo, Teresa NH
Shawver, Ashton TX
Shellogg, Tiffany TX
Shibley, Eileen TX
Spruill, Adara TX
Stevens, Tanya KS
Tang, Mylinh TX
Tran, Nhung OK
Tran, Dung TX
Trinh, Tuyet TX
Truong, Dung My TX
Vo, Ngoan TX
Voss, Amanda TX