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North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
Infection Control, Safety, and Consumer Protection


Current license renewals can be submitted ontime between July 1, 2019 12:00am and October 1, 2019 11:59pm.  Licensees that are not exempt or inactive must complete 8 hours of CE per year. The Board does not require licensees to take paid courses and cautions licensees against CE course providers that advertise their classes as "mandatory."  
Licensees can document CE hours as any education earned since the last renewal.  Examples of acceptable CE hours would be: learning a new skill from another professional, watching educational videos or tutorials,  taking correspondence or online courses, participating in a hands-on class.  At least half the education complete dmust be in the cosmetic art licensure field .  Please keep records of the time, date, location (or URL) and a brief description of the educational material so if the licensee is selected for an audit and receives an audit letter the records can be submitted in a timely manner.

To renew log in here: https://www.nccosmeticarts.com/userman/useraccounts/login.aspx
Late fees are due for any renewal submitted October 2 or later.  


Contact the Board 

Due to ongoing local construction and intermittent phone outages callers can use 919-736-6123 as an alternate phone number to reach the Board.  Questions can also be directed to nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com or submitted via the Chat now option.

Inspections Notification

The Board has received notifications of calls and visits to licensed shops by individuals impersonating Board inspectors.  Reports have been made in counties throughout the state.  Board inspectors always carry and present identification but do not collect payments of any kind.  

License Format Updates

Updates have been made to both individual and salon license formatting.  Salon licenses issued or renewed after 1/1/19 will receive the new blue license.  Individual licenses issued or renewed after 8/15/2019 will receive the new license with the secure QR code.


Consumer and Student Complaints

Complaints can be submitted at the following link:  http://www.nccosmeticarts.com/inspections/complaints.aspx



Lash perming - At the Board meeting April 8, 2019 the Board voted to issue a declaratory ruling regarding lash lifting/perming.  Click here to read the ruling: Declaratory Ruling - Lash Lifting Procedure

Brow Lamination- At the Board meeting January 6, 2020 the Board voted to issue a declaratory ruling regarding brow lamination. 
Click here to read the ruling: 
Declaratory Ruling - Brow Lamination Procedure


License status can be verified and printed online.