Maintaining your NCEA Certified credential


Your NCEA Certified credential (and your NCEA Membership certificate) should be nicely framed and on the wall in your establishment,... right?

Have you noticed that the credential expiration date has come and gone? It's never to late to renew it and there is no better time than to start right now. Find your Recertification Application and steps to complete it here

Maintaining your professional liability insurance, CPR/AED/First Aid certifications, NCEA Membership, and of course your state-issued license are all part of what our profession has set as a standard in our profession.

By maintaining your NCEA Certified credential, you are voluntarily raising the standards for our skin care industry. Without you, there can be no voice advocating for higher standards. Your National Certification will continue to set you apart as a industry leader, and foster NCEA’s goal of raising the educational standards of skin care in the United States and globally.



Which Study Option is Best for you to achieve your
National Esthetician Certification?



Purchase the Training Manual  ($114 Fee) study independently, then mail your
Completed Candidate Application ($175 Fee) to NCEA,
and then take your test in the comfort of your home/office (Exam Fee $375)  


- OR -




Purchase the Training Manual  ($114 Fee), study independently, and then bring your completed Candidate Application to a
FREE Prep Class with Same-Day Testing ($550),
"brush-up" your skills with a NCEA Trainer, and then immediately take the test
(while the information is fresh-in-your-head)


Decide which method of preparation is best for you, GET STARTED NOW TO EARN



NCEA Certified is the name of the national credential awarded to an Esthetician (skin care professional) that has met the 1200-hour competency standards as set-forth by NCEA. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States. Certification and testing is key to increasing Esthetician Standards and Educating Legislators/State Regulatory Boards on the need for higher licensing standards. Attaining the NCEA Certified credential encompasses NCEA's mission to raise standards with national credentialing and continuing education.

Folow the step-by-step directions  Completing your Candidate Application

How do I find a FREE Prep Class with same-day Testing?  Find Prep Classes with same-dayTesting here

Be the change you want to see in our industry and get your national credential!



GET PAID for what you love to do! If you have a strong desire to mentor and share your knowledge with other like-minded individuals that are seeking a higher standard through certification and have great organizational and communication skills–our industry needs you!

You know you are the right person if you:

  • Enjoy sharing your knowledge,
  • See the potential in others,
  • Represent the essence of the NCEA Certified professional


Learn more now


Mentoring the next generation of Estheticians provides the opportunity to change our profession’s future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 –Susanne S. Warfield, NCEA’s Founder



 On Demand 24/7 Certification Prep Webinars* - Click here  and then NCEA Certified Prep Webinars

I have found that these certification webinars have been very helpful. They have helped to refresh me on the things I know and helped me to learn what I didn't quite get when working on the knowledge reviews. Great work!
Ruth Light, Heritage College, Esthetics Instructor


*If you purchased your training manual after January 1st,  2014, you will notice that the NCEA Prep Webinars do not include the additional Self-Assessments and has different order of some questions.


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