Licensed aestheticians in Washington State have until January 15, 2015 to apply for the master aesthetician endorsement.
This clause allows practicing aestheticians to increase their scope of practice. If no action has been made by January 15, 2015, aestheticians will be required to go back to school for additional training.
You qualify if you:
- Have an active aesthetics license.
- Pay license fees.
- Have proof of a diploma or certificate in aesthetics that is recognized by the state of Washington and a license as an aesthetics instructor for a minimum of three years.
- Have education of experience in medium-depth peels or laser operation. It is required to have either seven hours of training in medium-depth peels or experience with providing medium-depth peels under the delegation of a licensed physician, and 75 hours of training in laser operation of 150 hours of experience working as a laser operator under the delegation of a licensed physician.
To become certified, you must complete an application, purchase a training manual, and take the certification exam, which can be completed in six to eight weeks for $664. For more information, visit www.dol.wa.gov.