The NIC Exam is administered in the bulk of the states in the US. However, all candidates for the Cosmetology Exam can benefit from the vast array of tools that are available regardless of their location. For instance, the NIC webpage provides a Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) for all of the exams they offer from Esthetics to Nail Technology. Not only do these CIBs define the areas the exam covers, they provide sample questions and suggested reading material to help you prepare.
In addition to the CIBs, NIC provides bulletins on the cleaning and disinfecting of circulating and non-circulating tubs and spas, as well as infection controls and standards.
Other online tools available for cosmetology exam candidates are available such as practice tests and study guides. Full preparation tools such as Salon Prep offer an all-in-one solution including practice tests, study guides and even a timed final exam. They guarantee you’ll pass, but you have to show that you completed the study guides and earned a passing score on their built-in tests.
Whatever tools you use, make sure to set aside specific study intervals, and set goals for every day leading up to your exam and I’m sure you’ll be successful.