Becoming a NCEA Certified Professional
Becoming a NCEA Certified Professional is a voluntary recognition of achievement among your peers, your employer, your clients and the profession. As a NCEA Certified Professional you have mastered the Scientific Concepts of Disinfection and Infection Control Procedures, Advanced Knowledge of Human Physiology and Anatomy, Classification Systems, Skin Conditions and Disorders, Dermatologic and Plastic Surgical Terms, Advanced Facial and Body Treatments. You will have an understanding of Risk Management, Professionalism, and Business practices to be a greater asset to your employer.
Why become NCEA Certified?
Standardization of educational requirements provided within the NCEA Certification Program support mobility of the skin care professional State-to-State and Internationally. It is NCEA's goal to further define and convey standards of practice by raising the educational requirements of a skin care professional in the United States to a standardized 1200 hours.
NCEA Expands Mission Statement
NCEA's Mission is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.
Attendee must have reviewed the NCEA Training Manual and completed the Knowledge Review Sections to the best of their ability.
The path to becoming NCEA Certified begins with knowing if you meet the candidate requirements. Complete the application with supporting documents, and submit for verification. Prepare for and take the Certification Exam. This entire program can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks.
Purchase of the Training Pack is a mandatory first step. The Training Pack includes the application, forms and Training Manual. The Candidate Application and supporting documents are then submitted for Records Verification, with the applicable fee. Once your records are verified you are then provided with the Authorization to Test letter. (ATT)
What is a Prep Class?
A Prep Class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. It is an excellent way to "brush-up" on skills, develop a nurturing mentor relationship with their 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.