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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:

Online 
By Mail

Fees:

$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 8/4/2015 License Approved from Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia:

 

Bourbeau, Teresa NH
Bui, Lan AR
Cutlip, Robin WV
Ferrelli, Erin WV
Ha, Hai Minh AK
Ho, Myhanh Thi TX
Hoang, Binh AK
Huynh, Hong TX
Khov, Rotana AK
Kra, Phong Jan AK
Lam, Dung TX
Le, Chinh AK
Lunn, Cynthia NH
Masters, Kelsey WV
Myers, Julie TX
Nguyen, Bich TX
Nguyen, Bich TX
Nguyen, My Thi Diem TX
Nguyen, Tuyet TX
Nguyen, Lich TX
Pham, Tai AK
Pham, Phat TX
Pratt, Donna WV
Rocham, Phuch AK
Scott, Audra TX
Siu, H Nhop AK
Smith, Jill KS
Tep, Yoeun AK
Tran, Su TX
Tran, Nhung Thi Tuyet TX
Tran, Dimchau TX
Tran, Hong TX
Truong, Hoa TX
Truong, Hoa TX
Williams, Brooke WV
Y, Lysa Trinh TX
Yo, Man AK