Update on Esthetician License Endorsement
Endorsement/Reciprocity of Esthetician Licensees
When an esthetician moves from one state to another, their esthetician training and licensure may not be endorsed.
The NCEA Certified credential was created to provide an esthetician the opportunity to meet and/or exceed a state’s license for reciprocity or endorsement.
In the United States, the average state-issued esthetician license is based upon a 600-hour job task analysis. In 2003, the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) passed the first 1200-hour esthetician job task analysis standard, recommending that esthetician-training programs be increased.
The coalition further published an advocacy position asking all states to endorse ‘…a licensed esthetician who is NCEA Certified” moving into their state, making license mobility a reality.
The concept of license mobility; state-to-state, is not new. The National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) developed the national testing program in 1970 to encourage states to endorse out-of-state licensees moving into their state. By utilizing a national examination, the esthetician would not have to retest upon moving. Currently, only 36 states use the national examinations provided by NIC.
Five states have met or exceeded NCEA’s 1200-hour esthetician job task analysis: Utah, Virginia, Alabama, District of Columbia, and Washington. The District of Columbia (DC) has in their rules, that they will endorse... "a licensed esthetician who is NCEA Certified". Some states will only endorse on a "case-by-case basis." Be sure to communicate with the NCEA Executive offices so that we can assist you with the process.
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