Final 2014 Master Esthetics Grandfathering Class!
Esthetics is getting exciting to say the least! We are approaching our last quarter of 2014 and we have fielded hundreds of phone calls and emails about the new state law. I have heard a lot of frustrations from people that were not aware of the changes. With only a few months left, estheticians only have a few months to complete their training. If they are not done by the end of 2014, the only other way to be a Master Esthetician is to complete 450 hours of schooling. Estheticians have asked me, “Frank, with all the frustration, do you think the state will extend out the deadline?” With this new licensure having been enacted through state law, it would take a legislative action to offer any relief. In this current political environment, the chance of anything like that happening would be short of miracle.
As a college, we have a had a great deal of interest in our grandfathering program. Our initial intention was to introduce it to support our graduates, and with wait list after wait list, we have opened up 4 classes. With the incredible demand by our graduates, we are opening our FINAL Master Esthetics Grandfathering Class this September! In September, we will be having classes take place in Everett, Bellevue and Renton! They will continue our Sunday schedule (3 Sundays a Month). If you are interested, please reach out to our admission team at (425) 243-3272. The class in Bellevue is full, but we still have some openings in Everett and Renton.
Just a recap of the options for Grandfathering: For those that are currently license, that wish to gain a Master Esthetic license, you will need to meet one of the following requirements:
Any person holding an active license in good standing as an esthetician prior to January 1, 2015, may be licensed as an esthetician licensee after paying the appropriate license fee. Prior to January 1, 2015, an applicant for a master esthetician license must have an active license in good standing as an esthetician, pay the appropriate license fee, and provide the department with proof of having satisfied one or more of the following requirements:
Requirement 1: (A)(I) A minimum of thirty-five hours employment as a provider of medium depth peels under the delegation or supervision of a licensed physician, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, or other licensed professional whose licensure permits such delegation or supervision; or (II) Seven hours of training in theory and application of medium depth peels; and (B)(I) A minimum of one hundred fifty hours employment as a laser operator under the delegation or supervision of a licensed physician, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, or other licensed professional whose licensure permits such delegation or supervision; or (II) Seventy-five hours of laser training;
Requirement 2: A national or international diploma or certification in esthetics that is recognized by the department by rule;
Requirement 3: An instructor in esthetics who has been licensed as an instructor in esthetics by the department for a minimum of three years; or
Requirement 4: Completion of one thousand two hundred hours of an esthetic curriculum approved by the department.
The popular question right now is “What if I am a licensed esthetician and don’t meet any of the above grandfather requirements? Do I have to attend a 1200 hour program to be licensed as master esthetician? ” The answer: Possibly. If you are currently a licensed esthetician, you will be grandfathered into the first tier esthetic license. Because the new requirements have increased to 750 hours, you would need to attend an additional 450 hour to meet the additional requirements.