You’ve been an esthetician for years. Now, it’s time to start thinking about the logistics of how you’ll actually get there. How much will it cost? What do you need to know? How do you even go about becoming a licensed esthetician? This week’s Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute blog post discusses what you need to know about how to become a licensed esthetician.

Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute is an esthetician school designed to help teach you everything you need to begin your esthetician career. We offer an industry-leading curriculum that includes the advanced techniques necessary to succeed in the skin care industry now and in the future! Read this week’s Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute blog post to learn more about how to become a licensed esthetician and get registered to begin your esthetician career in the Chicago area today!

Complete the Required Training

First things first, in order to become a licensed esthetician, you’ll need to complete the required training course within a cosmetology program. Your specific curriculum will vary depending on the institution you choose, as well as the location, but every program should prepare you for all licensure examinations in your state, and they should also meet the training hour requirements for your state.

Training hours are the amount of time that you spend training to become a licensed esthetician within your program. This will include a combination of written coursework and hands-on training. Not only will the hours you spend help you pass the state board exam, but they should also help you to feel more confident about performing these skills on real clients.

Submit Proof of Hours

After you’ve completed the training for your esthetician program, you’ll need to submit proof, which can be obtained through the institution you work with.

Take and Pass the Required Exams

After you’ve proven that you met the time requirements for training, it’s time to take the state board exam! In most states, passing the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology exam will be sufficient.

This typically includes two portions — a hands-on, or practical, exam and a written, or theory, exam. Generally speaking, states will require you to pass both portions to receive your license. If your state doesn’t require NIC testing, they will likely administer a test of their own.

Pay a License Fee

After you’ve passed the state exams, you can now become a licensed esthetician! All that’s left is paying the licensing fees, which, again, vary by state.

Register to Begin Your Esthetician Career Today

At Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute, we’re excited to help provide you with the skills and experience you need to pass all of your state board exams and ultimately begin your esthetician career.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our curriculum, or to register for our esthetician school in Chicago today! We look forward to working with you!