Professional Licensure

Cosmetology Instructor

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Frankie Avery
Cosmetology Program Director
flcarr@johnstoncc.edu
919-209-2107

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

Graduates of Johnston Community College’s Cosmetology Program meet the educational requirements to take the state licensure examination offered by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. This training requires 1500 hours of instruction in addition to successful completion of a variety of skilled performances. While licenses can generally transfer to other states under various reciprocity requirements, some states with other minimum hour requirements may require additional education and/or qualifying work experience beyond the requirements in North Carolina. Student hours typically can transfer to other states, however the individual schools typically make the determination on whether all or a portion of the students hours obtained in a NC approved school can transfer to their school. Some states still require their state exam for reciprocity, so it is suggested a student check with the state in question before taking the program.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alabama Board of Cosmetology Barbering P.O. Box 301750
Montgomery, AL 36130-1750
800-815-7453
Alaska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alaska Board of Barbers Hairdressers P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
907-465-2550
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements American Samoa Board of Cosmetology P.O. Box 23
Pago Pago, AS 96799
684-633-5155
Arizona Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arizona State Board of Cosmetology 1740 W Adams
Suite 4400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
480-784-4539
Arkansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arkansas Department of Health - Cosmetology 4815 W. Markham Street
Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-682-2168
California Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology P.O. Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244-2260
800-952-5210
Colorado Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure 1560 Broadway
Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7800
Connecticut Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Connecticut Dept. of Health - Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860-509-7603
Delaware Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
302-744-4500
Florida Meets State Educational Requirements Florida Board of Cosmetology 2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791
850-487-1395
Georgia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
404-656-2881
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Board of Barbering Cosmetology 194 Hernan Cortez Avenue
Suite 213
Hagatna, GU 96910
671-735-7407
Hawaii Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Hawaii Board of Barbering and Cosmetology P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-3000
Idaho Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Idaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board 11351 W. Chinden Boulevard
Building 6
Boise, ID 83714
208-334-3233
Illinois Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Board 320 W. Washington Street
3Rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
888-473-4858
Indiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners 402 W. Washington Street
Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-3031
Iowa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts Sciences Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-0254
Kansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kansas Board of Cosmetology 714 SW Jackson Street
Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603
785-296-3155
Kentucky Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kentucky Board of Cosmetology 1049 US Hwy 127
annex 3
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-4262
Louisiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Louisiana Board Of Cosmetology 11622 Sunbelt Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
866-257-7901
Maine Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing 35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
207-624-8603
Maryland Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maryland Board of Cosmetologists 500 N Calvert Street
3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
410-230-6190
Massachusetts Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering 1000 Washington Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA 2118
617-701-8792
Michigan Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Cosmetology P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-0199
Minnesota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Minnesota Board of Cosmetology 1000 University Avenue West
Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-201-2742
Mississippi Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology 239 N. Lamar Street
Suite 301
Jackson, MS 39201
601-359-1820
Missouri Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners P.O. Box 1062
Jackson City, MO 65102-1062
866-762-9432
Montana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406-444-6880
Nebraska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nebraska Department of Health Human Services/Public Health/Licensure Unit P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
402-471-2117
Nevada Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nevada State Board of Cosmetology 8945 West Russell Road
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702-508-0015
New Hampshire Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics 7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 3301
603-271-1062
New Jersey Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling P.O. Box 45003
Newark, NJ 7101
973-504-6400
New Mexico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-476-4622
New York Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New York Division of Licensing Services - Barbering P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001
518-474-4429
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners 121 Edinburgh South Drive
Suite 209
Cary, NC 27511
919-736-6123
North Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology 4719 Shelburne Street
Suite 1
Bismarck, ND 58503
701-224-9800
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Northern Mariana Islands Board of Professional Licensing Building 1242
Pohnpei Court
Saipan, MP 96950
670-664-4808
Ohio Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board 1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
614-466-3834
Oklahoma Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Agency 2401 NW 23rd
Suite 4 Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
405-521-2441
Oregon Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oregon Health Licensing Office - Board of Cosmetology 1430 Tandem Avenue NE
Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301
503-378-8667
Pennsylvania Meets State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717-783-7130
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Gobierno de Puerto Rico - Departmento de Estado P.O. Box 9023271
San Juan, PR 00902-3271
787-722-2122
Rhode Island Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Rhode Island State Dept. of Health - Board of Barbering, Hairdressing and Cosmetology 3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 2908
401-222-5960
South Carolina Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Carolina Board of Cosmetology 110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-4588
South Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Dakota Cosmetology Commission 217 W Missouri Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-6913
Tennessee Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Tennessee Board of Cosmetology Barber Examiners 500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-0564
615-741-2515
Texas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation - Cosmetology P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-6599
Utah Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Utah Dept. of Commerce - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-6741
801-530-6628
Vermont Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Licensing Administrator Barbers Cosmetology - Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Barber Cosmetology Board 89 Main Street
3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
802-828-1134
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Golden Rock Shopping Center
Suite 9
Christiansted, VI 00820-4311
340-713-3522
Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements The Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1485
804-367-8509
Washington Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Washington State Department of Licensing P.O. Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401
360-664-6626
Washington DC Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements District of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetology 1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
866-270-8917
West Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists 1201 Dunbar Avenue
Dunbar, WV 25064
304-558-2924
Wisconsin Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Service - Cosmetology Examining Board 4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
608-266-2112
Wyoming Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Wyoming Board of Cosmetology 2515 Warren Avenue
Suite 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-3534