Wiregrass Esthetics Instructor Awarded Industry Credential


August 19, 2013

Esthetics Students Instructor Kelley Ramirez (far right) with Summer 2013 class of Cosmetic Esthetic students

Valdosta, GA -- Kelly Ramirez, Cosmetic Esthetics Instructor at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has recently achieved the status of NCEA Certified Professional. The professional credential is awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set forth by NCEA’s 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States, and adherence to the Code of Ethics of the profession. As a NCEA Certified Professional, Mrs. Ramirez has mastered the Scientific Concepts of Infection Control Procedures, Advanced Knowledge of Human Physiology and Anatomy, Skin Conditions and Disorders, Risk Management, Business of Skin Care, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Medical Interaction, Advanced Facial and Body Treatments. Additionally, Mrs. Ramirez also demonstrated theoretical understanding of Electricity and the Use of Various Electrical Equipment, within Georgia’s scope of practice. Becoming a NCEA Certified Professional is a voluntary recognition of achievement among peers, employees, clients and the profession.

To complete the application process to take the National NCEA Certification Examination, Mrs. Ramirez had to meet the NCEA Candidate Requirements including verification of licensure, professional skin care experience, liability insurance documentation and additional certifications including First Aid, CPR and AED.

The National Certification Program is based upon the 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Tasks which were developed by the NCEA to raise the educational and skill set requirements for today’s skin care professional. The national examination was developed using Subject Matter Experts from across the United States. This program – a paramount objective of the NCEA – offers the tools and knowledge to be at the cutting edge of the industry. The Mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College offers a technical certificate of credit program in Cosmetic Esthetics on the Valdosta Campus through with day and evening program options. Find out more at www.wiregrass.edu.