List of Professional State Licensure Board Links

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements of North Carolina (SARA-NC). Information on SARA-NC may be found at SARA NC.

Professional Licensure Boards are Listed by profession, and then by state.

State Authorization and Complaint Resolution

Revised February 2024

State Telephone Website
Alabama (800) 815-7453 Alabama Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
Alaska (907) 465-2550 Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
Arizona (480) 784-4539 Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board
Arkansas (501) 682-2168 Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
California (800) 952-5210 California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
Colorado (303) 894-7800 Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology
Connecticut (860) 509-7603 - Option 6 Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers,Hairdressers and Cosmeticians
Delaware (302) 744-4500 Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
District of Columbia (202) 442-4320 District of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetology
Florida (850) 487-1395 Florida Board of Cosmetology
Georgia (404) 656-2881 Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers
Hawaii (808) 586-3000 Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
Idaho (208) 334-3233 Idaho Board of Cosmetology (also addresses barbering)
Illinois (888) 473-4858, (217) 785-0820 Illinois Dept. of Financial & Professional Regulation (barbering and cosmetology)
Indiana (317) 234-3031 Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Iowa (515) 281-0254 Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure (cosmetology)
Kansas (785) 296-3155 Kansas Board of Cosmetology
Kentucky (502) 564-4262 Kentucky Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists
Louisiana (866) 257-7901 Louisiana Board of Cosmetology
Maine (207) 624-8603 Maine Professional & Financial Regulation (barbering & cosmetology)
Maryland (410) 230-6320 Maryland Board of Cosmetologists
Massachusetts (800) 720-3479 Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering
Michigan (517) 373-8068 Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (cosmetology)
Minnesota (800) 627-3529 Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
Mississippi (601) 359-1820 Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
Missouri (573) 751-1052 Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Montana (406) 841-2202 Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Nebraska (402) 471-2117 Nebraska State Board of Cosmetology
Nevada (702) 486-6542 Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
New Hampshire (603) 271-3608 New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
New Jersey (973) 504-6400 New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling (addresses barbering)
New Mexico (505) 476-4622 New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
New York (518) 474-4429 New York Division of Licensing Services—Cosmetology
North Carolina (919) 736-6123 North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
North Dakota (701) 224-9800 North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
Ohio (614) 466-3834 Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
Oklahoma (405) 521-2441 Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
Oregon (503) 378-8667 Oregon Board of Cosmetology
Pennsylvania (717) 783-7130 Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
Rhode Island (401) 222-5960 Rhode Island Department of Health (addresses barbering, hairdressing, and cosmetology)
South Carolina (803) 896-4588 South Carolina Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
South Dakota (605) 773-6193 South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
Tennessee (800) 480-9285 Tennessee Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Texas (800) 803-9202 Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation—Cosmetologists
U.S. Virgin Islands    
Utah (801) 530-6628 Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (addresses cosmetology)
Vermont (802) 828-1134 Vermont Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Virginia (804) 367-8509 Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetology
Washington (360) 664-6626 Washington State Department of Licensing (addresses cosmetology)
West Virginia (304) 558-2924 West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Wisconsin (608) 266-2112 Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (addresses cosmetology)
Wyoming (307) 777-3534 Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
Alabama(800) 656-5318Alabama Board of Nursing
Alaska(907) 465-2550Alaska Board of Nursing
Arizona(602) 771-7800Arizona State Board of Nursing
Arkansas(501) 686-2700Arkansas State Board of Nursing
California(916) 322-3350California Board of Registered Nursing
Colorado(303) 894-2458Colorado Board of Nursing
Connecticut(860) 509-7603, Option 2Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
Delaware(302) 744-4500Delaware Board of Nursing
District of Columbia(877) 672-2174District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida(850) 488-0595Florida Board of Nursing
Georgia(478) 207-2440Georgia Board of Nursing
Hawaii(808) 586-3000Hawaii Board of Nursing
Idaho(208) 334-3110Idaho Board of Nursing
Illinois(312) 814-2715Illinois Board of Nursing
Indiana(317) 234-2043Indiana State Board of Nursing
Iowa(515) 281-3255Iowa Board of Nursing
Kansas(785) 296-4929Kansas Board of Nursing
Kentucky(502) 429-3300Kentucky Board of Nursing
Louisiana(225) 755-7500Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Maine(207) 287-1133Maine State Board of Nursing
Maryland(888) 202-9861Maryland Board of Nursing
Massachusetts(617) 973-0900Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Michigan(517) 373-1820Michigan Board of Nursing
Minnesota(612) 317-3000Minnesota Board of Nursing
Mississippi(601) 957-6300Mississippi Board of Nursing
Missouri(573) 751-0681Missouri Board of Nursing
Montana(406) 444-6880Montana Board of Nursing
Nebraska(402) 471-6443Nebraska Board of Nursing
Nevada(888) 590-6726Nevada State Board of Nursing
New Hampshire(603) 271-2323New Hampshire Board of Nursing
New Jersey(973) 504-6430New Jersey Board of Nursing
New Mexico(505) 841-8340New Mexico Board of Nursing
New York(518) 474-3817, ext. 120New York State Board of Nursing
North Carolina(919) 782-3211North Carolina Board of Nursing
North Dakota(701) 328-9777North Dakota Board of Nursing
Ohio(614) 466-3947, option 1Ohio Board of Nursing
Oklahoma(405) 962-1800Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Oregon(971) 673-0685Oregon State Board of Nursing
Pennsylvania(717) 783-7142Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Rhode Island(401) 222-5960Rhode Island Department of Health (addresses nursing)
South Carolina(803) 896-4550South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Dakota(605) 362-2760South Dakota Board of Nursing
Tennessee(615) 532-5166Tennessee Board of Nursing
Texas(512) 305-7400Texas Board of Nursing
U.S. Virgin Islands  
Utah(801) 530-6628Utah State Board of Nursing
Vermont(802) 828-2396Vermont Board of Nursing
Virginia(804) 367-4515Virginia Board of Nursing
Washington(800) 525-0127Washington State Department of Health (Nursing)
West Virginia(304) 558-3596West Virginia RN Board
Wisconsin(608) 266-2112Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (Nursing)
Wyoming(307) 777-7601Wyoming State Board of Nursing
State Telephone Website
Alabama (334) 353-8567 Alabama Early Childhood Licensure Board
Alaska (907) 465-2831 Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Arizona (602) 542-5057 Arizona Department of Education
Arkansas (501) 682-4342 Arkansas Department of Education
California (916) 322-4974,
Option 1
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Colorado (303) 866-6600 Colorado Department of Education
Connecticut (860) 500-4412 Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Delaware (302) 892-5800 Delaware Department of Education
District of Columbia (202) 727-6436 District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Florida (866) 357-3239 Florida Division of Early Learning
Georgia (404) 232-2500 Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Hawaii (808) 586-4993 Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) Early Childhood Registry
Idaho (800) 926-2588 Idaho STARS
Illinois (217) 524-2029 Illinois Administrative Code (Subpart D)
Indiana (317) 232-9010 Indiana Department of Education
Iowa (515) 331-8000 Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
Kansas (785) 380-8726 Kansas Early Childhood Director Credential
Kentucky (502) 564-2524 Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Louisiana (877) 453-2721 Louisiana Department of Education
Maine (207) 780-5846 Maine Credentials
Massachusetts (617) 988-6600 Massachusetts Early Childhood Education & Care
Minnesota (651) 539-4200 Minnesota Administrative Rules
Mississippi (601) 359-2586 Mississippi Department of Education
Missouri (573) 751-2450 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Montana (406) 404-1624 Montana Early Childhood Project
Nebraska (402) 471-3121 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nevada (800) 259-1906 Nevada Registry
New Hampshire (603) 271-4684 New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
New Jersey (732) 324-4357
(908) 927-0869
New Jersey Community Childcare Solutions
New Mexico (505) 827-7946 New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department
New York (518) 474-9454 New York Office of Children and Family Services | Daycare Regulations (part 418-1 section 13)
North Carolina (919) 527-6335 North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Development
North Dakota (701) 328-2310 North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services
Ohio (877) 302-2347 Ohio Department of Job and Family Services | Childcare Center Rules (appendix A - Administrator Qualifications)
Oklahoma (844) 834-8314 Oklahoma Human Services
Oregon (800) 556-6616 Oregon Department of Education
Pennsylvania (717) 346-9320 Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Puerto Rico (787) 625-4900  
Rhode Island (401) 528-3624 Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families
South Carolina (803) 898-9020 South Carolina Child Care Resources & Referral
South Dakota (605) 773-3165 South Dakota Department of Social Services
Tennessee (615) 770-3884 Tennessee Department of Human Services
Texas (512) 834-3426 Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
U.S. Virgin Islands (340) 774-1166 U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services | Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services
Utah (888) 287-3704 Utah Department of Health & Human Services Licensing & Background Checks
Vermont (802) 241-0832  
Virginia (800) 543-7545  
Washington (866) 482-4325  
West Virginia (304) 558-0628  
Wisconsin (608) 266-9314 Rule 1240-04-03-.07 (4)
Wyoming (307) 777-7564  
Health and Human Services Crosswalk N/A  
National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations (888) 287-3704 National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations

NOTE: Currently four states require licensure for phlebotomists. However, most employers require national certification or an educational credential.


State Telephone Website
California (916) 558-1784 California Department of Public Health | Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT I) Certificate
District of Columbia    
Louisiana (504) 568-6820 Louisiana State Board of Examiners
Nevada (775) 684-1030

Nevada Chapter 652 - Medical Laboratories (section 4855) Approved examinations:

New Hampshire    
New Jersey    
New Mexico    
New York    
North Carolina    
North Dakota    
Rhode Island    
South Carolina    
South Dakota    
U.S. Virgin Islands    
Washington (360) 236-4700 Washington Department of Health | Medical Assistant License Requirements
West Virginia