National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations
Attend a NCEA-Sponsored Prep Class and
Receive FREE Records Verification ($175 Savings!)

February 28th - Miami Beach, FL.                REGISTRATION OPEN - Click Here 

          Miami Beach Convention Center 



April 25th - Arlington, TX. 

          Arlington Convention Center


September 19th - Long Beach, CA.  

          Long Beach Convention Center 


October 24th - Philadelphia, PA.  

          Philadelphia Convention Center





* Prerequisite: Bring your completed Candidate Application along with supporting documents to this session. If your Candidate Application is complete, your Authorization to Test (ATT) will be emailed to the address on your application within 7-10 days. The candidate must then call to schedule their exam within 15 days of receipt. See Candidate Information Bulletin for testing content and examination policies.

A Prep Class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. Its an excellent way to "brush-up" on skills, develop a nurturing mentor relationship with the instructor, and provides more interaction than if the candidate only used the self-study method.

Utilizing the training manual format, the instructor will review study objectives and knowledge reviews, provide interactive verbal quizzes, and conclude the class with a sample written test. This sample test provides the candidate with an overview of how a test question will appear on the examination.

The Prep Class consists of 6 sections:

  • The Role and Characteristics of the NCEA Certified Professional
  • Client Care and Sciences of the Skin
  • Professional Treatments
  • Medical Professional Interaction
  • Risk Management
  • The Business of Skin Care

    Those who choose to become NCEA Certified do so for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Commitment to career and the industry
  • Desire to challenge skill level and knowledge base
  • Commitment to personal growth and continuous learning
  • A move to another state where the hours of training are higher than what they received in school
  • State endorsement/reciprocity requirement to attain advanced licensure

The reasons also vary with a person's age, longevity in the field, and future plans. An added benefit is that NCEA Certified estheticians on average, earn more than their non-certified counterparts. Those who are committed to personal growth are more likely to have the self confidence to seek increasing levels of responsibility and, therefore, higher incomes. Regardless of the reason-it's a good investment in yourself! The NCEA Certified designation could mean the difference between getting or missing out on your next promotion or position. Certification better prepares the skin care professional for today's job market and helps you be better equipped to respond to the constantly changing demands and advances within our profession.

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