ASSIST WITH CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Goal: To assist Regulatory Boards in regulating licensees by standardizing educational requirements (1200 hours) and certifying comprehension of new technologies.
INCREASED SAFETY FOR CONSUMERS
Goal: To have Regulatory Boards recognize and approve the NCEA Certification Program and adopt through rulemaking.
LICENSEE MOBILITY STATE-TO-STATE (US only)
Goal: To have State Regulatory Boards recognize and endorse the licensed esthetician who is NCEA Certified moving into their state.
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION & MOBILITY
Goal: To have the International recognition of an NCEA Certified Esthetician.
NCEA's Statement on Allowing Non-Estheticians to Become NCEA Certified
NCEA Certified professionals must work within their licensed scope of practice. In most states, Nurses can legally touch the entire body under their scope of practice, as are physicians, and massage therapists. NCEA recognizes that many professionals are dual-licensed and in fact, only certain procedures can be done by certain licensees. For example, a massage therapist in Florida is the only licensee allowed to do body treatments. In Maryland, only a nurse can do microdermabrasion. So as NCEA envisions the future, we have already acknowledged these scope of practice issues. By allowing nurses, physicians, massage therapists, etc., become NCEA Certified–it only strengthens our position as being the leaders in skin care and standards for the profession. Licensed Estheticians who become NCEA Certified Professionals are the focused legislative agenda for NCEA, however, consumer safety for all licensees that perform skin care procedures, has and will continue to be a top priority.