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For Immediate Release

Mark Mitchell, OK.gov
405-524-3468 Ext. 120

Sherry Lewelling
Executive Director, OSBC

The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Launches Online License Renewal System

OKLAHOMA CITY – May 18, 2011 – The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology recently released a new application at cosmorenewal.ok.gov, which allows licensed cosmetologists across the state to renew their license online.

“We want to make renewing a license as pain-free as possible,” said Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Executive Director, Sherry Lewelling. “You just go to our site, fill out your information, and as soon as your application is approved, we will send you a new license. It’s that easy!”

This year, the OSBC expects most cosmetology licensees to renew online, because submitting online will save licensees time by speeding up what previously was a paper-intensive process. A typical online renewal takes about five minutes to complete, and licensees can print a renewal verification at the end of the process. In conjunction with their license renewal, a licensee will be able to change their contact information, purchase a certificate of record, certificate of hours and/or a Rule Book.

For more information about the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology, visit cosmo.ok.gov. The Web site and services are a product of a partnership between the OSBC and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV)

About OSBC
The Board of Cosmetology licenses and regulates the profession of cosmetology, esthetics, manicuring, instructors and establishments where these services are performed. It also regulates health and safety issues in schools approved by the Board. Anyone who provides these types of cosmetology services including but not limited to, haircutting, hairdressing, nail care, skin care and the application of make-up must be licensed by the Board.

About OK.gov
OK.gov is the Official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.


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