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. For States and Individuals there are three classes of membership, Active, Associate and Honorary. Please visit our website at (add link to the membership application) to submit an application for membership.

Programs and Services – Gold, Silver or Industry Partners

Dependent on membership levels, programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to comprehensive “Members Only” website
  • Access to National Database
  • State Education and Licensing Directory
  • NIC Publications, White Papers, Newsletters and Brochures
  • Resource for legislation, rulemaking and Board meetings by providing national data
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • NIC Exam Information
  • NIC Safe Practices Examination
  • Government Reforms & National Topics of Interest
  • Virtual and In Person Conferences and Events
  • Complimentary Registration for One Delegate to attend
  • Annual Conference
  • Annual Conference Registration Discounts
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Executive Director Committee Updates
  • United State Map – Provides Links to Test Administration
  • Providers/States
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Bookstore

Gold Membership

Provides access to the NIC National Database and more! The fee for Gold Membership is $2,500.00 annually.

Silver Membership

Provides exclusive access to specific programs and services. The fee for Silver Membership is $1,500.00 annually.

A new opportunity has been created for our Industry Partners. This new service is designed to provide a national forum for Companies and Associations to network with State Board Members and Executive Director’s throughout the US.

Industry Partner Members will have access to Silver Member Benefits. The fee for Industry Partner Membership is $1,500.00 annually.

Membership year begins July 1 – June 30. Membership fees must be submitted and renewed annually, or will expire and no longer allow for access to Member Benefits.

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 will find a button on our home page at titled “Sign Me Up”. Click on the button and complete the required information to begin receiving NIC news, updates, miscellaneous articles and notifications on NIC events and conferences.

You may learn more about NIC’s Virtual Events and Programs and Annual Conferences by clicking on the Events tab on our website. You can also click on “Contact Us” on our home page to send an email inquiry directly to NIC for specific questions.