There are many reasons to pursue professional certification. Earning a certification credential is a voluntary activity, but it demonstrates you have the proper knowledge and skills, as well as a high level of dedication to your profession. It expands your knowledge base and validates your skills to appeal to potential employers.
The NCEA Certified credential is awarded to those who have met the advanced training standards equivalent to a Master Esthetician license. Attaining the National Esthetician Certification is the highest voluntary credential in the United States–raising the standards of our profession beyond entry-level licensure. The NCEA Certified credential signifies the value and credibility for consumers in determining the expertise and training of an Esthetician.
The best reasons to become a NCEA Certified Professional include showing dedication to being the best you can be, identifying and controlling risks to consumers, demonstrating knowledge and comprehension that enhances the learning experience, being better equipped to respond to changing industry demands and greater employment opportunities.
Professional certification offers Estheticians the opportunity to take pride in and be recognized for their skills and expertise- recognition that can stay with them forever. The demand for skilled Estheticians is real, and the opportunities are limitless.
“Because I have my NCEA Certified credential displayed in my office, on my website and business cards, my clients (and potential clients) know that I have gone above and beyond what my state license requires. I’m convinced that’s the reason I am successful!”– D. Buccola, San Diego, CA.
Eligible to Licensed Estheticians & Cosmetologist. see Candidate Application for additional requirements.
The path to get your National Esthetician Certification begins with purchasing the TRAINING MANUAL. Start the CANDIDATE APPLICATION requirements while working on the manual. In about 4-6 weeks, your Candidate Application should be ready to send in. After receiving your AUTHORIZATION-TO-TEST (ATT), take your exam within 60 days at The Facial Room Society's Testing Facility located in The Woodlands, where we are practicing safe social distancing. Pay the $375 exam fee, and schedule your NCEA Certification exam using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
PLEASE NOTE: You will have 60 days from the date on your ATT to take your exam. NCEA Candidates who do not schedule and test within 60 days will forfeit their exam fee.
“Getting my NCEA National Certification separates me from other licensed professionals. It has taken my career to a new level and increased my earnings potential dramatically. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to get NCEA Certified.” – L. Taylor, Austin, TX.
"When I found out that our profession had a National Esthetician Certification, I immediately wanted to get it! Just like lawyers, doctors and accountants, Estheticians now have the NCEA Certified credential and the Commission on Accreditation setting standards for continuing education. My clients understand what it means to be certified by our National Association. They know that I went above and beyond what my state license requires – WHY? Because I told them that the National Standard set by NCEA is competency-based on 1200-hours – that’s double what I received in school. I have both my NCEA Certified credential and my NCEA Membership certificate, proudly hanging in my reception area and I updated my website and social media."
- S.Hansen, Carmel, IN
Your NCEA Certified credential and NCEA Individual Membership need to be maintained in order for you to call yourself “NCEA Certified.” Every three years, you will need to re-certify to maintain your National Esthetician Certification.
There can be no voice advocating for higher standards without you voluntarily maintaining your National Esthetician Certification!
Maintaining your National Esthetician Certification demonstrates your commitment to maintaining the competency standards that you want to see for your profession. Your NCEA Certified credential and NCEA Association membership supports ongoing advocacy to raise standards for the Esthetician profession in the United States. As a NCEA Certified professional, you represent the professionalism our industry strives for.
Earning the LIFETIME NCEA CERTIFIED CREDENTIAL will require renewing your National Esthetician Certification 3 times. Join the ranks of your peers that have already completed this achievement.
"I’m pleased to have finished my 3rd recertification to maintain my NCEA Certified credential, and to be the President of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS). I feel this certification is imperative to the health and safety of the public."
–Cynthia Steele *Lifetime Certified Award
Little Rock, AR
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