NIC is your one-stop resource for easy access to comprehensive information regarding every aspect of testing, regulation and advancement in cosmetology related fields including cosmetology, barbering, manicuring and esthetics professions.
States review cosmetology licensing to ensure a trained workforce and protect public health while eliminating unnecessary barriers to entering the workforce.
NIC shares best practices and standards in cosmetology education and consumer health and safety with public policy makers and research organizations.
SUNSET REVIEW PROCESS
Sunset review processes enable states to address burdensome or out-of-date occupational licensing requirements.
NIC supports veterans and spouses of military personnel seeking a cosmetology license by encouraging nationwide consistency in testing and regulatory standards.
NIC supports state reciprocity, state compacts and universal licensing, along with standardization of testing and regulations, to ensure licensing laws do not unfairly restrict the mobility of licensed cosmetology workers.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATES
Read about the latest public policy development in cosmetology licensing.