If approved by the board, temporary permits allow applicants to work while waiting to take exams. There are restrictions on how these temporary permits can be used and how many can be issued. We will not approve a request if there isn't an apprentice barber, licensed barber, or out-of-state application on file.
You will be notified once your request has been approved. Please don't begin working unless you receive approval from the board.
If you are a barber in another state and you want to receive a license in North Carolina, please use this form. Please note that not all out-of-state applicants should use this form, but the form has a series of questions to see if you qualify.
Note for military members, veterans, and military spouses: if you are a member of the military, a veteran, or the spouse of a member of the military, you may be eligible for endorsement without meeting all of the requirements described in this application. Please see our FAQ page with information about the different requirements for you, and please feel free to contact the board staff with questions.