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Theory Examinations

Candidate Information Bulletins (CIB) contain information regarding the NIC National Theory Examination, including content and outline, sample questions and answers, and references. For each NIC National Theory Examination, there are TWO (2) parts to every CIB stored as separate documents:

  • Examination Content and Instructions – Information about the scope of content covered in the theory examination, and information and guidelines related to administration of the theory examination.
  • References – List of references used to develop and support the content covered in the NIC examinations. The references are the same for both Theory and Practical examinations.

Practical Examinations

Candidate Information Bulletins (CIB) contain information regarding the NIC National Practical Examination content and administration for core services and additional sections. For each NIC National Practical Examination, there are multiple parts to every CIB stored as separate documents:

  • Instructions and Examination Core Domain Content– Information and guidelines related to the administration and scope of content covered in the core sections of the practical examination.
  • Additional Services – Information about available additional sections offered by NIC for practical examinations. Check with your state regulatory agency or examination administration vendor to determine if your state requires additional services as part of the state practical examination.
  • References – List of references used to develop and support the content covered in the NIC examinations. The references are the same for both Theory and Practical examinations.

Written Practical Examinations

Candidate Information Bulletins (CIB) contain information regarding the NIC National Written Practical Examination, including content and outline, sample questions and answers, and references.  For each NIC National Written Practical Examination, there are TWO (2) parts to every CIB stored as separate documents:

  • Examination Content and Instructions – Information about the scope of content covered in the written practical examination, and information and guidelines related to administration of the written practical examination.
  • References – List of references used to develop and support the content covered in the NIC examinations. The references are the same for the Theory, the Practical, and  the Written Practical examination.

Please verify with your State Regulatory Agency to confirm which exam you are taking so you can select the correct CIB(s). Click Here to locate your State Regulatory Agency.

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File Name Category Test Type Language
Cosmetology Practical Core English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 11 Blow Dry Styling English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 12 Roller Placement English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 13 Fingerwaving and Pin Curl Placement – Skip Wave English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 14 Basic Facial English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 15 Hair Removal of the Eyebrow Soft Wax English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 16 Hair Removal of the Upper Lip Hard Wax English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 17 Facial Makeup English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 18 Manicure and Polish Application English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 19 Nail Tip Application and Blending English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 20 Sculptured Nail No-Seal Monomer English 2017 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Core English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 11 Blow Dry Styling English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 12 Roller Placement English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 13 Basic Facial English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 14 Hair Removal of the Eyebrow Soft Wax English English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 15 Hair Removal of the Upper Lip Hard Wax 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 16 Facial Makeup Application English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 17 Manicure and Polish Application English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 18 Nail Tip Application and Blending English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Practical Section 19 Sculptured Nail English 2022 Cosmetology Practical English
Cosmetology Written Practical English 2021 Cosmetology Written Practical English