What is Universal Licensing Recognition?

Universal licensing recognition is when a person’s occupational license granted in one state is recognized as valid in other states.

 

What are the benefits of Universal Licensing Recognition?

The primary benefits are improved options for licensed individuals to transfer their license across state lines.  This concept promotes uniform licensure portability standards for beauty professionals throughout the United States. The majority of States require applicants to meet state specific requirements, however universal licensing recognition can expedite the licensing process.

 

Specific benefits include:

  • Enhanced license portability for licensees, including military families
  • Promotes standardization for beauty professionals, nationally and internationally
  • Expedited out-of-state verification
 

How is NIC Supporting Universal Licensing Recognition?

NIC is collaborating with Certemy, a leading provider of occupational licensing management software, to establish a National Credential and a National Database for the beauty professions.

 

What is the NIC National Credential?

The NIC National Credential is available to individuals who have taken the NIC Written, Practical and/or Written Practical examinations. This credential will demonstrate an individual is recognized and validated by NIC. We plan to launch the NIC National Credential in late 2021.

 

What is the NIC National Database?

The NIC National Database will provide a national and international registry of participating professionals in the beauty industries. The database will include licensure status, expiration dates and any restrictions on license if appropriate. NIC/Certemy will provide a simple mechanism for participating state boards to upload data in order to keep the database current. A licensee’s record can show every state they are licensed in and the type of licenses.  States, Licensed Professionals and Employers will be able to perform online searches of the database at any time to confirm active licensure, if validated by the originating state of licensure. NIC plans to launch the National Database in 2022.

 

What is the NIC National Credential?
The NIC National Credential is available to individuals who have taken the NIC Written, Practical and/or Written Practical examinations, demonstrating validation and recognition by NIC. We plan to launch the NIC National Credential in late 2021.

 

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