Renewals can be stressful. Whether it’s a lease, a policy, or a cosmetology license, the time for renewal can creep up on you seemingly out of nowhere. The process differs from state to state and from specialty to specialty. Fortunately there are resources like this one to help you through the process as painlessly as possible.
Why You Need To Renew
If you have a cosmetology license in North Carolina, you must keep up with renewals in order to keep your license valid. Essentially, not renewing your license could put your livelihood in jeopardy if this is your primary source of income. You’ll also want to renew to avoid having to pay late fees.
Aside from those immediate consequences, another compelling reason is that the continuing education requirement can introduce you to new knowledge and skills. These can help you develop your business by making you qualified to offer more services to your clients.
The final big reason why you want to keep up with renewals in North Carolina is because if your license is still invalid 5 years after the expiration date, you’ll need to retake a board exam.
North Carolina Specific Procedures
Some cosmetologists in North Carolina are exempt from renewal requirements. If you’re at least 60-years-old and have 10 years experience or if you can prove you’ve been working consistently for 20 years you don’t need to renew.
If you are an apprentice, esthetician, natural hair specialist, or manicurist you need to renew your license once a year and complete 8 hours of board-approved continuing education.
If you are a licensed cosmetologist, you need to renew every 3 years and must take 24 hours of board-approved continuing education.
You can start the renewal process online through North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners‘ website.
How BeautyCE Can Help
If it is that time of year for you to renew your license, taking those continuing education classes through BeautyCE is a great option. If you are working as a cosmetologist full-time, it can be hard finding the time in your schedule to commute to classes at a tradition brick and mortar school. Since BeautyCE courses are online, you can complete them anytime you’d like and at your own pace. Since there isn’t a final exam, you can save your course work at any time and go back to it whenever you’d like.
BeautyCE meets North Carolina’s renewal requirements in that there are courses for Cosmetologists (24 hours), Manicurists (8 hours), and Estheticians (8 hours). These are board approved and once you successfully submit your coursework and payment, you will get a certificate of completion sent to you through mail, fax, or email.
Navigating the logistics of cosmetology license renewal can seem difficult but knowing about these North Carolina requirements can help ease the process. If you’re interested in fulfilling continuing education online, check out our courses.