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NCEA Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

Posted: June 28, 2010

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The association officially updated its name to better reflect its membership in 2003 to the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufactures/Distributors & Associations. The coalition maintained the acronym of NCEA.

One of NCEA’s goals was to come to an industry agreement over use of terminology, esthetician job tasks, and the hours of training necessary to be successful in today’s skin care industry. The NCEA 600 and 1200 Hour Job Tasks were developed in late 2001 and have been the focus of developing further National Standards and Curriculums by the NCEA.

The NCEA Certified credential came about through the fundamental need to assist state regulatory boards in maintaining consumer safety, licensee mobility, international recognition and meeting the job tasks of the skin care professional to be successful in today’s skin care industry and the future.

The development of the Commission on Accredition (COA) in 2009 was to further aid NCEA's goal of standardizing continuing education on a national basis.

To learn more about the NCEA, check out its Web site: