NCEA Certified Launches Online Proctoring

As of July 1st, 2017, NCEA has now joined the ranks of colleges and universities,
and can now administer the NCEA Examination in the comfort of your own home or office.


To earn the "NCEA Certified credential" you can study at home,
then take the Test in the comfort of your home or office.

- OR -


You can attend a NCEA Certified Prep Class with same-day Testing


National Credential Overview

NCEA Certified is the national credential awarded to an Esthetician (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. 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 accreditation.

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 4-6 weeks.  

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

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


Once you decide which method of preparation is best for you, either sign up with a Trainer or contact NCEA executive offices.



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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