What to Expect

Becoming an esthetician requires formal training, both in a classroom and on-the-job. You’ll need to pass a practical and written exam, and become licensed in the state in which you’d like to practice.

Choosing A School

When evaluating a program, there are many factors to consider: quality of the faculty and facilities, financial stability of the school, and job-search assistance provided to graduates. Be sure to verify that any school you’re interested in is accredited or endorsed by COMTA. This will ensure that the institution has demonstrated high quality (Click her for the COMTA Member Directory).

Curriculum Requirements

COMTA has identified skills, which we refer to as competencies, all capable estheticians should have at the end of their training. The classes required by all COMTA accredited and endorsed institutions teach and assess these competencies.

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Available Scholarships

Beauty Changes Lives
Scholarships for esthetics programs and cosmetology


NCEA Student
Open to students in all esthetics programs


ISPA Foundation
Scholarship for advanced studies in spa management


ASCP Student
Discounts for student members of ASCP