National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations
TItle IV Funding now available for
NCEA's Certification Program in Washington


VICTORIA'S ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY, INC. in Kennewick, Washington has become a NCEA Approved Training Facility (ATF) and their Esthetics program has increased from 650 hours to 1250 hours.  The Washington State Department of Licensing and NACCAS has approved the 1250 hour program that was based upon the NCEA's 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis.

Students graduating from the Esthetics program will become licensed in Washington state, and will be authorized-to-test to earn the credential, "NCEA Certified" - - which is the status awarded after passing a proctored CBT exam, completion of additional training in CPR/AED and First Aid.  The NCEA Certified credential also requires Candidate Recertification every 3 years -- allowing continual validation of US and NCEA standards.  " Most medical specialties require maintenance of their certification, and NCEA believes that evidence of licensure,  objective self-assessments, and COA-Approved Continuing Education are further validation of one's commitment to consumer safety, "stated Susanne Warfield, NCEA's Executive Director. 

The NCEA Certification program is also unlike "CIDESCO" from Switzerland, and "ITEC" from England. The NCEA Job Task Analysis used for the certification was compiled by the coalition members-2,000 United States estheticians, 15 Associations & 100+ Corporate members-making this certification the first US-based certification program that covers the levels of job tasks, professionalism and ethics, and post-graduate education desired by estheticians.

VICTORIA'S is also the first school in the United States to have this program fully program accredited by NACCAS and by the Department of Education to offer Title IV funding, to those who qualify for financial aid. Three instructors have already achieved their NCEA Certified credential and completed their NCEA Prep Classes held at the National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference (NETT) in 2009/10.

If your school wants to achieve these goals and be able to offer the NCEA Certified credential, contact the NCEA or visit