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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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NIC seeks to unite every state in the “United States” around the need for standardized testing requirements and consistent legal guidelines in the practice of cosmetology and associated fields. NIC provides access to information about how other states are addressing these issues; and we offer a forum for the exchange of ideas between states.

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