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Professional Licensure

Some of the academic programs at Blue Ridge require or prepare students to sit for applicable licensure and/or certification examinations in North Carolina. Out-of-state students seeking to enroll in a program leading to a professional licensure or certification need to contact the appropriate department at Blue Ridge to discuss enrollment and professional licensure options available.

Blue Ridge Professional Licensure Programs
and Contact Information

Program Contact  Phone Email
Automotive Transportation Technologies Brian Johnson (828) 694-1835
  Eric Stephens (828) 694-1659
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Deb Henry (828) 694-1908
Collision Repair/RefinishingTechnology Joe Shook (828) 694-1686
Cosmetology Darlene Cope (828) 694-1873
  Lori Allen (828) 694-1747
Early Childhood Education Shelah Combs (828) 694-1819
  Brenda Blackburn (828) 694-1773
Emergency Medical Science Troy Stauter (828) 694-1732
Esthetics Darlene Cope (828) 694-1873
  Lori Allen (828) 694-1747
Nurse Aide 1 Rachel Adams (828) 694-4759
Surgical Technology Stephanie Kanupp (828) 694-1831


Licensure by State*

It is highly recommended you also contact the state in which you plan to practice to verify any state requirements before beginning your program at Blue Ridge:


Licensure Information, by Profession*

The US Department of Education provides information about most licensed professions by states.  

Contacts for programs not listed on the DOE site

*Hyperlinks provided lead to websites of public and private organizations not associated with Blue Ridge. Such links are provided solely for the user’s convenience.


BRCC provides full disclosure of all Consumer Information, and specific information regarding State Authorization including the Student Complaint policy for out of state online students.