North Carolina Cosmetology Continuing Education

Meet your North Carolina cosmetology CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

0 Mandatory Hours
8 Elective Hours
8 Total Hours

Here's what you need to renew your North Carolina Cosmetology license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Cosmetology licenses in multiple states, please make sure to 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
Next Education Due 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, 27511

North Carolina Cosmetology: Manicurists

Total Hours Required: 8
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2022
Next Education Due 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, 27511

North Carolina Cosmetology: Estheticians

Total Hours Required: 8
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2022
Next Education Due 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, 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.