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North Carolina - Exam Information


We are pleased to offer online exam applications for the North Carolina examinations. To offer this service, you will pay your examination fees using a credit card through and there will be a $10.00 electronic registration fee. You may also choose to submit a paper application and money order by clicking the link "paper application".

Candidates that attended a licensed North Carolina School must obtain an application from their school or you may use our online exam application.

To apply for an examination download the following below:

NC Paper Application
NIC Written Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB)
NC Practical Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB)

Paper Applications:

Out of State, Reinstate and Work Experience Instructor candidates should contact the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners for information regarding the Board's requirements for testing and/or licensure at 919-733-4117.

Out of State & Instructor Work Experience Paper Application

To apply to RETAKE or RESCHEDULE an examination please click the following link to download the appropriate form or you may use our online exam application:

North Carolina Rescheduling Paper Application

Candidate Information Bulletins:

ATTENTION: The North Carolina practical examinations will be changing to On Demand Practical Exam Scheduling (Students will be able to log in and schedule their own exam.) as of January 2019. If you are testing between now and December 31, 2018 please select the Candidate Handbook & NIC CIB that is valid through 12/31/18 and if you will be testing as of January 1, 2019 or later please select the Candidate Handbook and NIC CIB that is effective 1/1/2019 below: