Why hire a NCEA Certified Professional?

NCEA Certified is the national credential awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set-forth by NCEA. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession.


When a licensed esthetician becomes NCEA Certified, it means that the esthetician has, in addition to state licensure examinations:

  • Completed Six Knowledge Review sections on Ethics/Professionalism, Medical Professional Interaction, Client Care and Sciences of the Skin, Professional Treatments, Risk Management and Business.
  • Passed a rigorous computer-based examination administered by proctors at a third-party testing facility.

NCEA Certified Professionals are also members of the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations. (NCEA)



To verify a prospective employee is in good standing with their NCEA Certified credential - please use the Verification of Certification* form. Do NOT accept photocopies of a NCEA Certified certifcate as proof of credential.

* You will find the form under Step 1 - Certification Forms & Applications or click here