86B-53. Requirements for licensure as an electrologist.

(a) Any person who desires to be licensed as an "electrologist" pursuant to this Chapter shall:

(1) Submit an application on a form approved by the Board.

(2) Be a resident of North Carolina.

(3) Be 21 years of age or older.

(4) Meet the requirements of subsection (a1) of this section.

(5) Pass an examination given by the Board.

(6) Submit the application and examination fees required in G.S. 86B-70.

(b) An applicant for licensure under this section shall provide one of the following:

(1) Proof of graduation from a school certified by the Board pursuant to G.S. 86B-67.

(2) Proof satisfactory to the Board that, for at least one year prior to the date of application or the date of initial residence in this State, whichever is earlier, the applicant was engaged in the practice of electrology in a state that does not license electrologists.

Subdivision (2) of this subsection applies only to applicants whose residence in this State began on or after January 31, 1994, who do not meet the qualifications of subdivision (1) of this subsection or G.S. 86B-57.

(c) At least twice each year, the Board shall give an examination to applicants for licensure to determine the applicants' knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences relating to the theory and practice of electrology. The Board shall give applicants notice of the date, time, and place of the examination at least 60 days in advance.

(d) When the Board determines that an applicant has met all the requirements for licensure, and has submitted the initial license fee required in G.S. 86B-70, the Board shall issue a license to the applicant.

(e) An applicant otherwise qualified for licensure who is not a resident of this State may nevertheless submit a statement of intent to begin practicing electrology in this State and receive a license. The applicant must provide to the Board within six months of receiving a license evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has actually begun to practice electrology in this State. The Board may revoke the license of an applicant who fails to submit this proof or whose proof fails to satisfy the Board. (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1033, s. 1; 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 755, s. 1; 2001-176, s. 2; 2007-489, s. 5; recodified from N.C. Gen. Stat. 88A-10 by 2022-72, s. 1(pp); 2022-72, s. 2.)