Master Esthetic 1200 Hours
1. Frank, do you think that they will extend the grandfathering criteria? No. The grandfathering criteria was done through a law, and any changes would have to be implemented through another law change. In today’s legislative environment, it is highly unlikely anything has and would be introduced in time to extend out this criteria.
2. When did this happen? I just found out about it! This is probably the most common question that licensed estheticians have been asking. This law came into in 2014, and was a point of discussion for several years prior to the it. One of the biggest challenges with legislative changes is that although it is a public process, the ‘public’ is so entrenched in the their day to day life, they are not at the public hearing meetings or aware of it. Serving as an ambassador for the college, it allows me to participate in these processes. If you sign up for my blog below, I make an effort to let people know about the upcoming changes.
3. What other states are going through this? The ones that have gone through this is Utah and Virgina, and Washington being the third. There are a number of states that are currently exploring this, such as California, Oregon, etc. but there are variations on how the states are introducing a Master Esthetic license and/or certificate. For example, the legislation in California will limit the scope and does not include lasers.
4. What will happen if I am not grandfathered this year? If licensed estheticians do not go through the grandfathering process this year, they can still be master esthetician. One way is to go back to school through 450 hour program to get the additional endorsement. Evergreen will be offering a Master Esthetic program, and if you are interested, please let me know and I would be happy to introduce you to our team that can assist you with more information.