American Spa Therapy Education & Certification Council (ASTECC)
ASTECC is a nonprofit organization devoted to the academic needs of personnel within the spa industry.
Comité International D’esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO)
CIDESCO is one of the world’s major international beauty therapy associations and since 1957 has been setting education and accreditating standards that have been initiated on five continents.
Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (CIBTAC)
CIBTAC is an international examination board responsible for the education and training of beauty and holistic therapists worldwide.
International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC)
UNITED STATES: 1361 Landis Drive
North Wales, PA 19454
UNITED KINGDOM: 2nd Floor, Chiswick Gate
598-608 Chiswick High Road
London W4 5RT
U.S.: 215-283-2521, U.K.: 44-(0)-20-8994-4141
ITEC is one of the largest international examination boards offering qualifications in esthetics, massage and sport in 35 countries throughout the world.
National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
4401 Ford Ave., Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22302
NACCAS is a nonprofit corporation that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national agency for the institutional accreditation of post-secondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences, including specialized schools.
National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Commission on Accreditation (COA) and NCEA Certified
The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) was formed to facilitate and supervise the continuing education requirements of skin care professionals for recertification and relicensure. NCEA Certified is a professional status awarded to skin care professionals that have met competency standards set forth by the NCEA's 1,200-hour analysis.
National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology, Inc. (NIC)
NIC is comprised of members of the cosmetology licensing boards from each of the 50 states, as well as the U.S. territories.
Personal Care Products Council
1101 17th St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C., 20036
The Personal Care Products Council, formerly the Cosmetics, Toiletries, and Fragrance Association (CTFA), is a leading U.S. trade organization for the personal care products industry.