(a) The Board shall issue, without examination, a license to applicants already licensed in another state provided the applicant presents evidence satisfactory to the Board that:
(1) He is currently an active, competent practitioner in good standing; and
(2) He has practiced at least three out of the five years immediately preceding his application; and
(3) He currently holds a valid license in another state; and
(4) There is no disciplinary proceeding or unresolved complaint pending against him at the time a license is to be issued by this State; and
(5) The licensure requirements in the other state are the substantive equivalent of those required by this State.
(b) The requirements in subdivisions (1) or (5), or both, of subsection (a) of this section may be waived by the Board provided that the applicant presents evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant:
(1) Has met the licensure requirements of the state in which he received his license;
(2) Has at least five years practical experience; and
(3) Demonstrates his knowledge of barbering skills and of the sanitary regulations in North Carolina by passing a practical, written or oral examination.
(c) Any license granted pursuant to this section is subject to the same duties and obligations and entitled to the same rights and privileges as a license issued under G.S. 86A-3. (1929, c. 119, s. 12; 1941, c. 375, s. 5; 1947, c. 1024; 1961, c. 577, s. 2; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 457, s. 8; 1987, c. 210.)