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


Whether renewing a personal or salon license please use either the following link or appropriate form.
Online - renew shop and individual licenses by logging in with the license number due for renewal
By Mail (personal license except teachers)
By Mail (salon license)

Licenses Status Check/Change - Inactive/Reactivation
By Mail
By Mail
Online Reactivation

Transfer to another state - request a certification
By Mail
Transferring FROM another state to NC?  Please see our Initial Licensing Information.

Duplicate licenses
By Mail (personal licenses)
By Mail (salon licenses)

Change of name and/or address
Online (upload documents to allow 24 hours for processing)
By mail
Salon location change (new application)
By Mail (salon name change)

Continuing Education Exemptions
20 Years Work Experience Exemption Form
60 Years of Age and 10 Years Work Experience Exemption Form

Apprenticeship Completion - application for cosmetology license
Apprentice Affidavit

Salon Forms
Footspa Sanitation Record and Regulations
Salon Closure Form - can be uploaded by logging in with the shop license number and clicking Individual Document Upload or emailed to nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com
Add-a-chair Form

Frequently Asked Questions and Quick Reference Info
Licensee Information
Continuing Education - FREE CE CLASSES

Risk Assessment Document