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To apply for an examination download the following:

WA Paper Application - Click to Visit WA application information page
NIC Written Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) - Click to Visit Exam Information Page
WA Practical Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) - Click to Visit Exam Information Page

Important Information - Updated: 01/12/17


Student's must apply through their school's School Portal and be "referred to testing".  The school MUST include a unique e-mail address for each student to enable the student to active their account by clicking a link in the e-mail that will be sent to their e-mail address.

School Portal Log In Information and Password Letters were mailed to every school and apprentice salon.  If you are the school's authorized contact person you may send an e-mail to to request a copy and it will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided by the Department of Licensing for the school's authorized contact person.

The NIC examinations have been updated became effective in Washington as of November 1, 2016.  Please click on "Testing Applications & Information" and then select Washington, this will take you to the page with the updated Candidate Handbooks and Candidate Information Bulletins.






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