Master Esthetics Certificate

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The master esthetics certificate prepares already licenced estheticians for positions in medical settings such as medi-spas, dermatology offices, or plastic surgery centers. Future skin care professional employment may include positions in medical settings performing laser treatment and medium depth peels under the direction of a physician.

Students participate in realistic training through the student-operated clinic on campus. Students perform services on live models. Services performed include everything under the esthetic license plus medium depth peels. Curriculum includes but is not limited to medium depth peels, laser theory as well as many new devices that are related to the industry. Review will include all related first aid, safety, and sanitation procedures.


Employability Requirements

To qualify for a master esthetician’s license from the Washington State Department of Licensing, a student must have an active Washington State esthetics license and successfully complete the technical courses offered in the master esthetics certificate program, complete 520 hours of technical instruction, and pass both the advanced esthetics written and advanced practical esthetics exams for the Department of Licensing.

Program Length

This program is a combination of online, classroom, laboratory and practical experience in our student run clinic on campus. It is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.


This school is licensed under chapter 18.16 RCW. Inquiries, concerns, or complaints regarding this school can be made to the Washington State Department of Licensing.

Mailing Address:

Professional Licensing Support Services
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507-9026
Phone: 360-664-6645

Program Outcomes

• Apply principles of microorganisms in order to prevent disease transmission in a salon or spa.

• Apply advanced modalities of skin care for the individual client’s image and self-care.

• Research chemical products, ingredients, and contraindications that may occur during an esthetic treatment.

• Create a business plan that includes demographics, profit and loss statements, and startup costs.

• Summarize the test standards and information to pass written and practical exams for the Department of Licensing.

Master Esthetics Certificate


A student must have an active Washington State esthetics license. A valid active CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne pathogen certificate that remains active for the extent of the program.  A mandatory orientation is required before admission to the program.


Currently enrolled in the Esthetic Sciences associates degree.

Program Course List

ES 200Clinical Applications 2


ES 250Medical Terminology for Estheticians


ES 272Advanced Body Treatments


ES 280Advanced Exfoliation


ES 214Clinical Applications 4


ES 260Laser Concepts


ES 274Advanced Cosmetic Chemistry


ES 286State Board Prep 3


Total Credit Hours:36