Regulation/​Accreditation

American Spa Therapy Education & Certification Council (ASTECC)
3900 Carnation Circle S.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Phone:800-575-0518, 561-802-3855
Fax:561-832-6642

ASTECC is a nonprofit organization devoted to the academic needs of personnel within the spa industry.

Comité International D’esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO)
Waidstrasse 4a
Zurich 8037
Switzerland
Phone:41-44-448-22-00
Fax:41-44-448-22-01

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.

Commission on Accreditation (COA)
484 Spring Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone:201-670-4100
Fax:201-670-4265

The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) was formed to facilitate and supervise the continuing education requirements of skin care professionals for recertif­ication and relicensure.

Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (CIBTAC)
Meteor Court and Barnett Way
Gloucester, GL4 3GG
United Kingdom
Phone:44-(0)-1452-623114
Fax:44-(0)-1452-611724

CIBTAC is an international examination board responsible for the education and training of beauty and holistic therapists worldwide.

International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) (UK)
598-608 Chiswick High Road
2nd Floor, Chiswick Gate
London W4 5RT
United Kingdom
Phone: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.

International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) (US)
1361 Landis Drive
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone:215-283-2521

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
Phone:703-600-7600
Fax:703-379-2200

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-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology, Inc. (NIC)
7622 Briarwood Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone:501-227-8262
Fax:501-227-8212

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
Phone:202-331-1770
Fax:202-331-1969

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.