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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Cosmetology – New York Customized Test (9776)

Course Category: 


NOCTI proctored test centers throughout New York. This assessment is not available through Nocti Business Solutions.

September 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Student will be able to: Apply techniques to ensure client safety and protection; Identify and demonstrate the three levels of decontamination and disinfection; Identify concepts of salon-related ecology and bacteriology; Demonstrate appropriate first-aid and workplace safety procedures; Select and utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for specific tasks; Display knowledge of SDS information and OSHA regulations; Identify scientific components of hair and scalp; Identify scientific components of nails; Identify scientific components of skin; Exhibit basic knowledge of histology, anatomy, and physiology; Describe electrical safety including UV and other electrotherapy techniques; Demonstrate knowledge of pay scales and compensation plans; Distinguish types of salon ownership and licensures; Display professional client interactions and sales techniques; Complete and maintain appropriate client and salon records; Apply knowledge of hair care (e.g., shampoos, conditioners); Apply knowledge of facial procedures, hair removal, and make-up services; Demonstrate knowledge and application of manicuring services, including natural and artificial nail services; Demonstrate knowledge and application of pedicuring services; Apply knowledge and proficiency of hair coloring, including corrective coloring; Apply knowledge and proficiency of hair lightening; Apply knowledge and proficiency of chemical hair relaxing, permanent waving, and restructuring; Apply knowledge and proficiency of various hair cutting or texturizing techniques (male and female); Apply knowledge and proficiency of various hair styling techniques, including base control (e.g., braiding, finger waving, pin curls); Apply understanding of hair enhancement methods and procedures (e.g., wigs, extensions, hair fusions); Apply knowledge and proficiency of various thermal techniques, including hair pressing, blow drying, and flat ironing. Performance Component: 15% Haircutting Techniques; 5% Blow-Dry; 12% Thermal Curling/Curling Iron Techniques; 6% Roller Placement – Top of Head; 15% Chemical Restructuring: Permanent Waving – Left Side of Head; 10% Diagonal Pin Curl Wave/C-Shaping – Right Side of Head; 6% Finger Waving – Back of Head; 10% Foiling Simulation (Virgin) – Right Front of Head; 9% Hair Color Retouch Application (Simulation) – Right Back; 12% Chemical Restructuring (Relaxing Without Rods) – Virgin (Left Front) and Retouch (Left Back).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess an individual's end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  In addition, some programs administer a performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fundamentals of Cosmetology (10/19) (11/23 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.