National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC)

Wishes to say THANK YOU To Our Sponsors

For your continued support of our Annual Conference!

Lucas Products Corporation, manufacturer of LUCAS-CIDE® Salon & Spa Disinfectant, has kept the professional beauty industry safe since 1957. We are dedicated to producing products in the USA that are economical and on the forefront of technology and safety testing (including emerging pathogens beyond COVID-19). Because we feel that every beauty professional should be equipped to keep themselves, their clients, and colleagues safe, we offer a complimentary LUCAS-CIDE® Safe Space Certification. This certification offers education and best practices for proper sanitization, disinfection, and infection control specifically for beauty professionals. Information about our full product line as well as our LUCAS-CIDE® Safe Space Certification can be found on our website at

Milady has been influencing the beauty industry ever since our founder started his own one-man barbering supply business nearly a century ago. While our beginnings may have been humble, they were also visionary—a vision that continues to guide us today as we redefine what it means to be a beauty professional and expand the possibilities of what beauty can do for an individual, a community, and the world. Learn more at

Founded in 2000, the NCEA has been defining and conveying standards of practice, while educating the industry and the public. The first Esthetician Code of Ethics was created in 2003, and the National Esthetician Certification was launched in 2007. The NCEA Certified credential is not a “one-and-done certification,” with ongoing advanced requirements in laser and light therapy, radio-frequency, ultrasound, oncology esthetics and alternative therapies. Maintaining the NCEA Certified credential demonstrates your commitment to advancing competency standards, and promoting the best possible outcomes to minimize consumer risk. The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) was formed to facilitate and supervise the continuing education requirements of the skin care professional for recertification and/or relicensure.

Pivot Point International, the driving force behind digital learning  and development for hair and beauty education, has been pushing the industry forward for nearly 60 years. Focusing on unrivaled customer engagement and global impact, PIVOT POINT for ALL, has always been the vision. Founded by Leo Passage in 1962, two generations of leadership have committed to his legacy for doing what’s right, making a difference, and never compromising integrity, ethics, and trust. Pivot Point proudly exhibits corporate responsibility through its ethical manufacturing and social accountability standards established in the production of its premium mannequins and educational tools. The company’s mission to challenge the status quo and fearlessly aim higher has inspired millions of students, educators, and professionals worldwide. Pivot Point’s learner-focused curriculum and educational tools can be found on six continents. Connect with Pivot Point at, or on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Prometric is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled testing solutions. Our experience includes transitioning legacy programs from paper- to computer-based delivery formats; developing and enhancing test content to ensure testing programs measure the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities of aspiring professionals; and expanding access to testing programs through increased test center locations, remote delivery options, and the development of innovative technologies and processes that allow Prometric to bring the testing program closer to where candidates train, study, or work. With more than 350 clients worldwide, Prometric administers more than 7 million examinations annually. We have been developing and delivering examinations for three decades, including delivering computer-based examinations for more than 25 years.