NIC was established to develop a forum to exchange information among states and other jurisdictions related to examinations and administration in the cosmetology and related fields. Visit our “Mission” under the ‘About Us’ tab on our website to learn more.

A state or jurisdiction may apply for membership by completing the membership application form and submitting the form and applicable membership fee(s) to NIC. You can locate the membership application form on our website under the menu item of “New Members” on our Home Page.

NIC supports our members by sharing national standards for education, testing, and consumer health and safety. NIC host conferences twice a year to encourage networking and the sharing of best practices. Please review our website for information relating to topics you may be interested in such as legislation, reciprocity, military resources, and more.

The annual dues for a State or Jurisdiction (active) membership are $200. This fee covers all board members.  The annual Associate membership dues  are $110.  The membership year begins July 1 and ends the following June 30.

An Active Member is the licensing board of a state or jurisdiction, or other official state entity or individual, authorized by statute to enforce or advise on enforcement and regulate or advise on the regulation of the practice of cosmetology which state or jurisdiction is an official member of the NIC.

An Associate member is an Executive Director who is not otherwise a member of the licensing board of a state or jurisdiction but is closely allied to the board/agency and is responsible thereto, provided that the state or jurisdiction is an official member of the NIC.

You can contact NIC by clicking on our “contact us” button at the top of our webpage. We will review your inquiry and the appropriate NIC representative will reach out to you.

You can become a member by contacting us directly. Once your membership application process is completed, you will receive your membership ID and password to access pages available to members.

You will find a link for the e-news subscription at the bottom on the home page.

In the future there will be a clickable link to subscribe to the organization news letter through Constant Contact system allowing the subscriber to manage their subscription themselves.

You may learn more about NIC’s mid-year symposiums and annual conferences by clicking on our “events” button at the top of our webpage. You may also send a request for information by clicking on our “contact us” button at the top of our webpage and the appropriate NIC representative will reach out to you.