Become a member

Membership in the National Coalition of Estheticians Association (NCEA) has many benefits, but our primary mission is to help you PROTECT YOUR CAREER and EARNINGS POTENTIAL. We do that by raising standards with the National Esthetician Certification–NCEA Certified credential, and continuing education through the Commission on Accreditation.

The NCEA continues to educate state regulatory boards and legislators (and other professionals). They need to know that the NCEA Certified credential’s competency-based exam evaluates the Esthetician’s skills and knowledge at a 1200-hour level. NCEA created this affordable pathway for endorsement and/or reciprocity, (exchanging your license) so you can move to another state with higher hours and get a license and/or Advanced or Master Esthetician License.

We need to show legislators that this is the licensing level we want to be in order to change our future!

Joining the NCEA and becoming a Member made perfect sense after the hard work and hundreds of hours I’ve put into my career. Then getting my National Esthetician 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 join the association and also get NCEA Certified.
– L. Taylor, Austin, TX.

We help our members stay informed of important changes in the industry and offer CONTINUING EDUCATION and NATIONAL CERTIFICATION that will increase your earnings potential and set the standard for our profession. Membership in the NCEA Association is an INVESTMENT in your career and your future!

  • Protect Your Career
  • Protect Your Salary & Earnings Potential
  • Stay Informed
  • Raise Industry Standards
  • Earn More by attaining the National Esthetician CertificationRaising the standards of our profession and industry is critically important to the long-term success of our members. We work with the public and it’s important that consumers trust their providers of skin care services.

The majority of states still only require about 600-hours (or less)of schooling in order to get a license. We now have over a dozen states that require more hours. (a good thing!) An Esthetician moving from a 600-hour license may be required to go back to school, even with years of work experience. (a bad thing!) We are losing Estheticians from this profession due to these roadblocks!

By ensuring the Esthetician’s competency through the NCEA Certified credential, a state regulatory board can meet their mission of protecting the consumer and keep Estheticians working in the profession they love.

Becoming a member of the National Coalition of Estheticians Association is the first step to help support and protect our profession!



  • $75/year (recurring annually) – [CLICK HERE]
  • $95/year (includes online directory listing, recurring annually) – [CLICK HERE]
  • $160/three-year Membership (recurring every 3 years)- [CLICK HERE]

Are you a teacher at an Esthetics or Cosmetology School? You may qualify for Complimentary NCEA Membership. [CLICK HERE to learn more]


School Membership $425
Did you know that with your School Membership, you can also become an Approved Training Facility?
Graduate your students with their STATE License and NATIONAL Esthetician Certification!

  • Complimentary Certification for One Esthetics Instructor
  • 40% Discount on NCEA Training Manuals
  • Discount on Volume Testing
  • Complimentary One-year Individual Memberships for your Students
    The best part? There is no requirement to add more hours and requires minimal paperwork!

Association Membership $450
Any association that supports NCEA’s efforts in raising standards for the esthetic profession may join.

Manufacturer/Distributor Membership $450 (Corporate Member)
Does your product and equipment supplier support higher continuing education standards. Share NCEA’s mission with them and urge them to join.

Contact NCEA to learn what you can do at a Chapter Level to advocate for higher standards  [email protected]
Be sure to LIKE & FOLLOW your current State Esthetician page. Find it here

NCEA’s dues recurring feature budgets your support and helps reduce our carbon footprint. Membership is based, in part, upon continuing to meet membership guidelines and payment of duesAutomatic dues payments will continue as long as the NCEA Membership dues do not increase more than six percent per annum. If at any point the increase exceeds six percent, regardless of renewal period, you will be asked to reconfirm automatic renewal participation. Automatic member dues may be terminated at any time, by member’s written request to NCEA, 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4624 or by sending an email to [email protected]