Teacher Training
North Carolina

If you think cosmetology is trending in North Carolina, you may be on to something. A state of the art cosmetology learning center at Randolph Community College in Asheboro is evidence that students in this state have ample options. Current professionals who want to share their skills with others, make a change in their career, or want to earn extra money can benefit from beauty instructor training. No matter what your skills in the field of beauty, we firmly believe that teaching is a skill that every instructor should study before moving to the head of the class.

The information below can be essential to learning what it takes to qualify for the cosmetology instructor exam and become a licensed professional teacher. We also make it simple for you to search for schools in your area, just in case you’re ready to step up now. Just use the search box or scroll through the school listings below to get going! And when you start inspiring your own students, give us a shout on social media and let us know about your success!

State License Requirements
Hours + Cosmetology License + 5 Years of Experience


  • License + 320 Hours | 2 Years of Experience


  • License + 650 Hours | 3 Years of Experience
Education Details

North Carolina cosmetology instructor training programs can help you become a more effective leader and mentor to your students. The right program should include courses that focus on classroom management, how to apply various teaching styles to different types of learners, and other key skills. You will also want to know what state laws you need to follow to keep your instructor license and school in good standing.

North Carolina cosmetology instructor training includes: •

  • Learning styles •
  • Teaching methods •
  • Classroom management •
  • License and state regulations
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period

If you want to become a cosmetology instructor in North Carolina, there will not be a separate license, but there are some additional requirements. The renewal process is the same: every 3 years by October 1st, you must submit your renewal application and $23 fee to the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. Additionally, instructors must either complete an 800 hour training program, or be able to prove that you have at least 5 years of experience working in an approved salon. Instructors must also complete 8 continuing education units between each renewal period.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Cosmetology Instructor

Beauty school instructors teach prospective hair stylists, nail artists and makeup artists in a formal school setting. The schools they teach at are often either small community colleges or independent, for-profit institutions. The average annual salary for instructors in North Carolina is $49,470, with 119,000 individuals employed in this profession across the country.

State board Contact Information

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1207 Front St. #110
Raleigh, NC 27609-7533
Phone Number: 919-733-4117
Fax Number: 919-733-4127
E-mail: nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com

If you need help updating a change of name or address, acquiring out-of-state transfer forms, or need help with additional questions about obtaining a North Carolina cosmetology license, contact the NC Board using the information above.

Being a part of a professional network is essential for cosmetology instructors who want to keep up with the latest educational trends. The organizations below provide peer support seminars and continuous training opportunities.

Find the Beauty Schools in North Carolina that interest you below,

Empire Beauty School - Charlotte-Concord

Shoppes at King Grant, 10075 Weddington Rd,
Charlotte-Concord, NC 28027

Program: Teacher Training

Health and Style Institute, LLC

500 Four Seasons Town Centre,
Greensboro, NC 27407

Program: Teacher Training

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

200 West Franklin Street,
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Charlotte

1520 South Blvd., Suite 150,
Charlotte, NC 28203

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Charlotte

4901-B North Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC 28213

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Charlotte-Pineville

Tower Place Festival,8700 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte-Pineville, NC 28226

Program: Cosmetology

College of Wilmington

3500 Oleander Dr Ste 1111,
Wilmington, NC 28403

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Winston-Salem

7740 North Point Boulevard,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Program: Cosmetology

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