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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 9/30/2016  Approved from Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia:


Atilano, Miriam AR
Au, Muoi TX
Boyd, Jennifer AK
Boytek, Josie WV
Brent, Jeanetta KY
Bui, Thuy TX
Bui, Tien TX
Caraballo, Evelyn PR
Chau, Lieu TX
Cook, Valeri TX
Crawford, Lorraine TX
Dang, Trang TX
Danh, Quang TX
Dennis, Alea TX
Do, Catherine TX
Duong, Hoa TX
Duong, Hoa TX
Felix, Deboarah TX
Garcia, Amaranta TX
Hall, Bradley WV
Hamel, Evelyn KS
Hargrove, Kandice TX
Ho, Nhu TX
Ho, Hanna 1707847
Huynh, Ty AK
Huynh, Khang TX
Jeong, Samson TX
Kauk, Amanda KS
Labrecque, Laurie NH
Lam, Ngoc TX
Lam, Ngoc TX
Le, Nhan TX
Le, Hoang TX
Ledbetter, Taylor OK
Luu, Hoa TX
Luu, Hoa TX
Ly, Phuong TX
Mack, Cherelle TX
McGee, Alexis TX
McKenzie, Ashlea WV
McQuirk, Bethany TX
Nay, Tong TX
Nay, Tong TX
Ngo, Hang TX
Nguyen, Nang TX
Nguyen, William TX
Nguyen, Anh TX
Nguyen, Thuong TX
Nguyen, Tuyen AR
Nguyen, Hoai TX
Nguyen, Hoai TX
Nguyen, Ngoc TX
Nguyen, Y TX
Nguyen, Tra TX
Nguyen, Tho TX
Nguyen, Thien TX
Nguyen, Susan TX
Norton, Jessica KS
Oxendine, Jacob OK
Pham, Loan TX
Pham, Ky TX
Pham, Trang TX
Phan, Phu TX
Post, Carol TX
Quach, Diem TX
Salo, Teresa NH
Stevens, Tanya KS
Tacy, Melanie NH
Tang, Mylinh TX
Thai, Angie TX
Tran, Nhung OK
Tran, Trinh TX
Tran, Tam TX
Tran, Thuy TX
Truong, Dung My TX
Vo, Ngoan TX
Walker, Drema WV
Woltz, Wrenissa KS
Wood, Rondeann TX
Zelicskovis, Maria TX