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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
As of August 1st, 2018, you may now choose to re-test in order to renew your NCEA Certified credential if your credential has lapsed more than 90 days. You would need to complete the Retest Recertification Application found under Step 1 in order to receive your Authorization to Test. Online proctoring will allow you to test easily in the comfort of your own home or office.
Completing the Recertification Application
Download the RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION here
1. Candidate must have one of the following:
a) Current ESTHETICIAN or MASTER LICENSE (attach copy)
b) Current COSMETOLOGY LICENSE (attach copy)
c) LICENSED PROFESSIONAL (attach copy)
d) OTHER PROFESSIONAL with Recertification Recommendation
Note: Some states do not allow copying of licenses, therefore you will need to provide a notarized document.
2. Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification (attach copy)
Candidates are required to attend an in-person class once every five years.
3. Current NCEA Individual Membership Certificate (attach copy)
4. Current NCEA Certified Credential Certificate (attach copy)
5. Current Proof of Insurance Certificate* (attach copy)
*Not currently working with clients? Attach Statement of Professional Insurance
6. Two (2) passport size professional photos.
Print your full name on back of both photos.
7. STUDY SECTION (attach Knowledge Review from Study Section)
*Choose one of the Study Sections below
8. COA APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION COMPLETION Attach COA-Approved Continuing Education Completion
12 units of COA-Approved Education are required every 3 years. With over 100 COA approved programs online and in-person available, get started NOW!
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9. Check made payable to NCEA Certified in the amount of $150.00.
1. Alternative Therapies
2. Medical Esthetics
Medical Esthetic Career Opportunities
Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Medical Spa
Estheticians’ Role in Laser & Light Therapy
3. Laser & Light Therapies
Laser Physics and Laser Safety
FDA Device Classification and Laser Hazard Classes
Client Medical & Lifestyle History, Consultation, Documentation and Skin Evaluation
4. Esthetic Technologies
5. Introduction to Oncology Esthetics
Cancer Crisis & Risk Factors
Spa/Salon Setting and Services