North Carolina Cosmetology License Requirements
Below are the requirements on how to get a North Carolina cosmetology license, renew your license or if you need to transfer your cosmetology license in North Carolina to a different state. If you have questions or issues about these requirements for cosmetology, you can contact the North Carolina state board of cosmetology.
North Carolina Cosmetology School Hours
|Cosmetologist License||1500 Hours|
|Barber License||1528 Hours|
|Esthetician License||600 Hours|
|Nail Technician License||300 Hours|
|Cosmetology Instructor License||License + 800 Hours|
|Natural Hair Care Instructor||300 Hours|
|Manicurist Instructor||License + 320 Hours|
|Esthetics Instructor||License + 650 Hours|
|Massage Therapist License||500 Hours|
North Carolina Cosmetology License Renewal
North Carolina beauty professional licenses expire on October 1. Cosmetologists must renew every 3 years so they must complete 24 continuing education hours during that 3 year period. Estheticians, manicurists and cosmetology instructors all renew annually, so 8 hours of continuing education must be completed during that time. Cosmetologist licenses are $23 to renew, whereas estheticians, manicurists, instructors and apprentices all pay $20 to renew.
North Carolina Cosmetology License Reciprocity
North Carolina has reciprocity with all states. The licensing fees are the same as listed above, but there is also a $15 transfer fee on top of that. You must show that you have a current license from your home state that you have passed a state board exam or national cosmetology exam, and you have no disciplinary actions against your license. International transfers must show original documents that show the school where you got your training hours and an evaluation of those school documents.