Master Esthetician Classes for Grandfathering – Proposed Rules are OUT!!!!
Alright, the proposed rules are out! The Department of Licensing is asking for feedback and there is formal rules reading on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 in Olympia.
As I reviewed the rules, there is not anything that is surprising. It’s all there, in black and white and is fairly reasonable and will allow the graduates of a master esthetic program to be more knowledgeable.
My only concern is that the guidance for the Grandfathering is not yet published. After speaking with the Program Manager, he said that those should be coming out shortly. I am so excited to share with you Evergreen’s Grandfathering curriculum … the current drafts are pretty awesome.
Some students have asked me, is it better to start the program now or wait until the Master Esthetic Licensed is introduced? I would suggest checking out schools now; it doesn’t mean that you have to enroll but it will show you what type of options that you have. If you wait until 2 more months, the decision will have been made for you.
I had an orientation session to with our admissions counselors at my college and shared with them the benefits and drawbacks of both. It’s important to make an informed decision. Please comment below with questions that you have and I would be happy to answer them 🙂
Here are the proposed rules: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/docs/wac308-20proposed.pdf
I have heard about an online program for Esthetics called Aglaia. What is your professional opinion about it? Also I have heard that Washington State is pretty strict on out of state/country schooling since WA has some strict guidelines. I know that the program has theory and hands on which the state ultimately wants, right? I am considering to take online since i work 6 days a week and can’t attend a traditional esthetics school. Any information on this will be truely apprecaited! Thank you!!
Thank you very much for the post! I just checked out the website; unfortunately, I am not familiar with their organization so an unable to give you a qualified opinion. However I would like to commend their efforts to continue education.
What I do have experience in is your question about Washington States acknowledgement of out of state schooling. I get that question a lot from students, graduates and licensed professional and from my research and experience, I have found that it depends on what you are trying to get Washington State to acknowledge. If you have a license from another state, Washington is fairly friendly in reciprocity; they typically will require documentation, check with the licensing agency you are referencing, and after you have made your payment, will issue a version of the same/ or similar license in the Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nails. An example of challenge that I discovered was when we tried to help a Cosmetologist in Idaho try to transfer her license her in Washington. In Idaho, they allow a Cosmetologist to do everything an esthetician can do, including microdermabrasion, and she was practicing strictly skin care. When she transferred her license here, she could transfer a cosmetology license. As we know in Washington State, cosmetologist can only do basic facials; to do esthetics, she would have go back to school and test for the esthetic license.
The answer to your other question regarding schooling which is more frustrating. The way the state laws and rules are written, Washington State can only acknowledge schooling hours towards licensure from schools within the state, which they have jurisdictions. We have had students that have moved from other states with substantial hours and we were not able to accept any of them based on the state statute. This is regarding initial licensure. In the Master Esthetic Grandfathering Rules, they have not issued guidance whether they will accept out of state hours. Hopefully they can find a work around on this one.
I would advise anyone interested in getting their school acknowledge by the state to contact them directly to get the most updated interpretation. Laws and rules are not always that clear and it depends on who is interpreting them. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I’m sure you’ve probably answered this somewhere on your blog, but I was hoping I could get some solid clarification regarding it. My question is: will Evergreen be offering a master esthetician grandfathering program that will meet the WA-state requirements, but that won’t require completing the entire 1200 hour program? If so, how many hours will be required for grandfathering and when are you hoping to have the program (assuming you are offering one) completed and ready for sign up?
I’m crossing my fingers that you will be providing a great program for all of us in need of grandfathering!
Thank you for staying on top of all these new regulations and translating it into plain english.
Thank you for your post 🙂 Yes, Evergreen will be offering a ‘Grandfathering’ program which will consist of approximately 86 hours. We will actually be hosting an open house in the next month or two. The proposed rules were read yesterday and it was everything that we had anticipated and am excited to roll out our program! Keep an eye out for our announcement on both the Blog and Facebook!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your quick response!
It is truly my pleasure. Which Olivia is this?