Cosmetology Instructor Admissions

2024FA Cosmetology Instructor Certificate Application Criteria

Beginning May 9, 2024, A-B Tech is accepting applicants for the Fall 2024 Cosmetology program. All requirements must be met to be added to the program’s eligibility list.
Admission Requirements
To be considered eligible for the Cosmetology program, students must:

  • Have applied to or attended A-B Tech within the past year. Apply online.
  • Meet New Student Orientation requirements.
  • Attest to being a high school graduate or having completed a High School Equivalency or Adult High School diploma by the time the program begins. The program will collect copies of diplomas/transcripts.
  • Provide a valid, current NC Cosmetology license.
  • Meet with a Student Advisor to document eligibility and apply for the program. Students may come into the Bailey building anytime Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for in-person services or schedule a virtual student advising appointment.

Questions? Contact our Student Advising Team at for assistance.

Please Note

  • Submission of proper documentation is required by the Spa Therapies and Operations Department and the NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners prior to class start. Required documentation includes a Hepatitis B record, current government-issued photo ID showing date of birth, and social security card.

Updated December 18, 2023