Apply For North Carolina Cosmetology License

If you are looking to apply for a North Carolina cosmetology license or need to renew your cosmetology license in North Carolina, then we provide additional information below including the types of licenses available, educational hours needed to complete and the NC reciprocity application process. To get started with getting your license you would need to apply at the North Carolina state board of cosmetology.

North Carolina Cosmetology Licenses
  • » Cosmetologist
  • » Electrologist
  • » Esthetician
  • » Manicurist

Cosmetology License Requirements In North Carolina
No education requirements or minimum age listed.

North Carolina School Hour Requirements
Cosmetologist: 1500 Beauty School Hours
Electrologist: 600 Electrolysis Training Hours
Esthetician: 600 Esthetics School Hours
Manicurist: 300 Nail School Hours

North Carolina Cosmetology License Renewal Process
North Carolina cosmetology licenses are valid for three years. In order to renew your license all applicants must have 8 hours per year, or 24 hours per licensure period, of continuing education hours. To renew your license in North Carolina you need to provide the North Carolina Cosmetology Board with your renewal form, renewal fee and proof of continuing education hour.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In North Carolina
North Carolina grants reciprocity to licensees from another state if they have their current license, they also must pass a state board approved or national exam and have no disciplinary actions against their licenses. The board grantsreciprocity to out of country licensees if they have original documents, these original documents need to show their school training, which the school documents will be evaluated.