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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 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 12/28/2016  Approved from  Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia:


Ameling, Lorrie WV
Ayun, Hlim TX
Bui, Linh TX
Carr, Amberley NH
Cherry, Mindy TX
Dao, Khanh TX
Dao, Khanh TX
Duong, Charles TX
Forbes, Amanda TX
Gadsden, Carsandra TX
Henson, Diane MS
Hoang, Christine AR
Huynh, Thu AR
Huynh, Aidanh TX
Huynh, Van TX
Huynh, Trang TX
Lam, Bich TX
Le, Lisa TX
Le, Phong TX
Le, Xuanthao TX
Le, Han TX
Luu, Cuc TX
Mai, Moi TX
Marks, Renita WV
Michaels, Adam NH
Ngo, Tyler TX
Ngo, Giang TX
Nguyen, Hoa TX
Nguyen, An TX
Nguyen, Tyler TX
Nguyen, Long TX
Nguyen, Trinh TX
Nguyen, Mai TX
Nguyen, Dung TX
Nguyen, Dung TX
Nguyen, Hung TX
Nguyen, Ly TX
Nguyen, Thuy TX
Nguyen, Thao TX
Nguyen, Quang TX
Paz, Micaela TX
Pham, Trang TX
Pham, Ngan TX
Pike, Amanda KY
Rubottom, Kelly OH
Thai, Mai TX
Thai, Mai TX
Thai, Linda TX
Ton, Uyen TX
Tran, Trang TX
Tran, Linna TX
Tran, Dawn TX
Tran, Linda TX
Tran, Trinh TX
Tran, Luong TX
Veillard, Veullana TX
Vera, Ganese TX
Vilaythong, Vankham AR
Vo, Nhuong TX
Walker, Drema WV
Williams, Michelle TX