Apr. 8, 2014

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Registration now open for Miami Beach

Saturday, May 3
Arlington Convention Center
Dallas, Texas

Who should attend?

If you are an educator working for a manufacturer/distributor, a teacher at a school or wanting to improve your on-site staff training by understanding learning styles, then this event is for you!

Who should attend?
NETT will give you the edge, recharge your skills and give you the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

Cost $125 NCEA members; $149 nonmembers



  • Two-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.
  • 5 CEs Approved by the Commission on Accreditation.
  • CE Certificate and Digital Course Materials.
  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value).
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.

  • Click "Read More" for more information about the convention and class offerings.More

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    How your business can harness the year of mindfulness
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    Establish brand to boost aesthetic practice progress
    Dermatology Times
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    Educational programmes for primary prevention of skin cancer
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    Skin Inc.
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    How to plan for online marketing success
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    A new way to assess student learning
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    CE Articles from
    TRIGGERS & TREATMENT OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS: COA #PCIA0809   Exp. 8/1/2017  This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.   Download article and test.

    Learning objectives
    After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:

    1. Describe the treatment modalities used to treat atopic dermatitis.
    2. Outline and understand the triggers that can exacerbate the disease.

    Standards & Regulatory Positions
    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.

    NCEA is protecting your right to practice by ...