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Getting the NCEA Certified credential is not a “one-and-done certification.” The National Esthetician Certification is setting standards necessary for the growth of our profession. These standards make us accountable for our decisions and actions, while maintaining competency during our career. By maintaining your NCEA Certified credential, you are demonstrating your commitment to advancing competency standards, and promoting the best possible outcomes to minimize consumer risk.
Completing Advanced Recertifications continues your knowledge journey encompassing new technologies/services that will continually evolve in our profession. Your NCEA Certified credential and NCEA Membership support ongoing advocacy to help raise standards for all Estheticians in the United States.
Which option works for you?
OPTION ONE – Complete the Advanced Recertification Application
Download the Advanced Recertification Application here
OPTION TWO – One-time Re-test Recertification Application
Download the Retest Recertification Application in order to receive your Authorization to Test. Online proctoring will allow you to test in the comfort of your own home or office.
Completing the Advanced Recertification Application
1. Candidate must have one of the following:
a) ESTHETICIAN or MASTER LICENSE (attach copy)
b) 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. 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. ADVANCED STUDY SECTIONS (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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FIND IN-PERSON CE CLASSES here
9. Check made payable to NCEA Certified in the amount of $150.00
ADVANCED STUDY SECTIONS
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