86B-34. Renewal or restoration of license.

(a) Licensed barbers who continue in practice shall annually, on or before May 31 of each year, renew their licenses and furnish such health certificate as the Board may require and pay the required renewal fee. Every license shall expire on the 31st day of May in each year. Any license issued under this Article is automatically suspended by operation of law after failure to renew the license by the expiration date.

(b) A licensed barber whose license has expired may have the license restored immediately upon paying all lapsed renewal fees and the required late fee and furnishing a health certificate if required by the Board. Where a barber's license has expired for a period greater than six months, the Board may impose civil penalties pursuant to G.S. 86B-10. A licensed barber whose license has expired for a period of five years shall be required to take the clinical examination prescribed by the Board and otherwise comply with the provisions of this Chapter before engaging in the practice of barbering. No licensed barber who is reissued a license under this subsection shall be required to serve an apprenticeship as a prerequisite to reissuance of the license.

(c) All persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and persons whose licenses as a licensed barber were in force one year prior to entering service may, without taking the required examination, renew their licenses within 90 days after receiving an honorable discharge, by paying the current annual license fee and furnishing the Board with a satisfactory health certificate if required by the Board. (1929, c. 119, s. 18; 1937, c. 138, s. 5; 1945, c. 830, s. 5; 1973, c. 605; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 457, s. 11; 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 605, s. 9; 2004-146, s. 5; 2011-183, s. 52; recodified from N.C. Gen. Stat. 86A-17 by 2022-72, s. 1(y); 2022-72, s. 2.)