0 Mandatory Hours
24 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Cosmetology license in North Carolina

This Cosmetology licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. We recommend you contact the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners for more detailed information or changes.
If you obtain Cosmetology licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

North Carolina Cosmetology: Cosmetologists

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 24
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2022

Online Info

Course providers no longer need submit course applications, packets, lesson plans, schedules or attendee information directly to the Board. 

Effective April 1, 2012 licensees must: 
  • Maintain records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours earned 
  • Ensure at least 50% of subject matter broadens the knowledge of the cosmetic art profession (instructors – 50% teacher training techniques/and enhance the ability to communicate) 
  • After completion of these requirements date and sign affirmation of course completion. All licensees may be subject to audit and must provide records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours attended if requested by the Board. (All Board audits will review actual course attendance hours. Licensees must complete a minimum of 8 hours of CE per year of licensure.)

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
Phone: 9197366123
Fax: 9197334127
Address: 121 Edinburgh Drive S Suite 209 Cary, NC 27511

North Carolina Cosmetology: Manicurists

Total Hours Required: 8
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2021

Online Info

Course providers no longer need submit course applications, packets, lesson plans, schedules or attendee information directly to the Board. 

Effective April 1, 2012 licensees must: 
  • Maintain records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours earned 
  • Ensure at least 50% of subject matter broadens the knowledge of the cosmetic art profession (instructors – 50% teacher training techniques/and enhance the ability to communicate) 
  • After completion of these requirements date and sign affirmation of course completion. All licensees may be subject to audit and must provide records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours attended if requested by the Board. (All Board audits will review actual course attendance hours. Licensees must complete a minimum of 8 hours of CE per year of licensure.)

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
Phone: 9197366123
Fax: 9197334127
Address: 121 Edinburgh Drive S Suite 209 Cary, NC 27511

North Carolina Cosmetology: Estheticians

Total Hours Required: 8
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2021

Online Info

Course providers no longer need submit course applications, packets, lesson plans, schedules or attendee information directly to the Board. 

Effective April 1, 2012 licensees must: 
  • Maintain records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours earned 
  • Ensure at least 50% of subject matter broadens the knowledge of the cosmetic art profession (instructors – 50% teacher training techniques/and enhance the ability to communicate) 
  • After completion of these requirements date and sign affirmation of course completion. All licensees may be subject to audit and must provide records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours attended if requested by the Board. (All Board audits will review actual course attendance hours. Licensees must complete a minimum of 8 hours of CE per year of licensure.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
Phone: 9197366123
Fax: 9197334127
Address: 121 Edinburgh Drive S Suite 209 Cary, NC 27511

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.