Frequently Asked Questions
Estheticians are practitioners of the branch of cosmetology that specialize in skin care. An esthetician needs a broad knowledge base to treat various skin types. He / She must also understand product usage, the range of equipment found in the treatment rooms such as galvanic current, high frequency, microdermabrasion, LED (light) Therapy, contraindications to products and treatment usage, and what treatments to recommend. It encompasses knowledge of skillful massage techniques to help improve skin functions as well as providing a relaxing experience for the client.
2. How do I become an Esthetician?
3. Is your school licensed?
4. What kinds of jobs are available to Estheticians?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, Estheticians and skin care specialists are one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. The types of jobs range from working at a Spa, providing assistance to Dermatologist’s and other medical doctors, Medi Spas, Spa Owner, Representative for a Professional Product line, Educator, and State Board Representatives.
The reputation of our institute speaks for itself. Due to our community connection as well as our industry network our students are highly sought after. Beyond our comprehensive in class training we prepare our students for the job market. By staying abreast of the career avenues and multitude of opportunity in our industry we are able to offer our students resources that will assist in their search for employment. We are committed to helping our students help themselves in finding employment immediately upon graduation.
Self-employment is a common vocational objective for estheticians and master estheticians.
5. Why should I train at IECT?
6. What is the cost to obtain a license with DPOR?
VA State Board Examination Fee: $86 (Esthetics and Master Esthetics)
DPOR License Application fee: $75
The Esthetics and Master Esthetics Programs are completed within 25 weeks.
Tuition for Esthetics and Master Esthetics is $9500 each. $9000 is the promotional cost of the Esthetics and Master Esthetics Programs.
We have in house financing only for our students. Tuition must be paid in full by week 20.
11. What are your payment options?
We accept payments in the following installments:
12. Do you accept grants or federal loans?
The Institute of Epidermal Cell Therapy does not have a federal I.D. number; therefore, we cannot accept Pell Grants or Federal Student Loans.