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N.C. Regulations

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Tanning Regulations:


G.S. 104E-9.1(a) Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act
**Effective October 1, 2015, it is no longer legal for minors under age 18 to use UV tanning beds in NC

10A NCAC 15.1400
NC Regulations for Tanning Facilities

21 CFR 878.4365
Food and Drug Administration Regulations for Sun Lamp Products

21 CFR 1040.20
Food and Drug Administration Regulations for Sun Lamp Products

NC Radiation Protection Act Chapter 104E

Tanning Enforcement began with the conception of the program in 1995

For Consumers:

World Health Organization


International Agency for Cancer Research


Center for Disease Control


Cleveland Clinic


Sunburn and Emergency Medicine


Federal Trade Commission



Last Updated July, 2015


For Salon Owners:

Registration Forms  Initial and renewal applications.
         Fee Information
         Pay Online


Operator Training Information 

Inspection Check List 

Tanning Forms and Information Forms required for operation and other guides.


Educational Skin & Eye Photos


Service Provider List a list of service companies registered to sell and service tanning equipment in NC.

Amendment and Termination Affidavits forms required if removing tanning beds, changing registration, or terminating business.


Lamp Disposal Information


Frequently Asked Questions


News of Interest:

Red Light Therapy Memo

Inadequately Trained Operators Memo

Denied Access for Inspection Memo

Tanning IRS Information



For Service Providers and Trainers:

Service Company Instructions Informs potential distributors of the information required by this agency.


Training Consultant Instructions
Criteria for In-Person Trainings
            Criteria for Online Trainings

Service Provider and Trainer Application  Distributors, Trainers, and Service Technicians must register prior to providing service within the State of North Carolina


Service Class Listing This list includes all tanning equipment distributors, service  technicians, and operator trainers that are registered to perform  service, sale or teach in North Carolina. 


.Quarterly Sales Report Letter Informs the service provider with information our agency requires.  


Quarterly Sales Report Form  Required of sales providers quarterly.                                            


Service Termination Affidavit For service providers going out of business.



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Radiation Protection Section
1645 MSC, Raleigh, NC 27699-1645
phone: 919-814-2250