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At NIC, enhancing safety and high standards of competency within cosmetology and related fields is our goal. Offering standardized national examinations is one way we can accomplish this. NIC offers exams and exam prep tools for all cosmetology related disciplines. So preparing for and finding the appropriate exam is fast and efficient.

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