|Aug. 28, 2012|
Submission deadline is Aug. 31 for Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education
In honor of Joel Gerson's contribution to education of the esthetic professional, NCEA is pleased to announce the creation of the "Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education."
Applicants must be currently employed as an esthetics teacher and demonstrate excellence in providing esthetic education. All applications must be received no later than Aug. 31. Applications received after this date will be disqualified as well as incomplete applications.
Download the application.
Register for the NCEA Business Meeting and NETT Conference
NCEA Business Meeting Long Beach, CA
Renaissance Hotel Friday, Sept. 7
Followed by the
NETT Conference – Saturday, Sept. 8
International Congress of Esthetics & Spa Sunday & Monday
Long Beach Convention Center
Registration for NCEA Business Meeting* must be done through NCEA
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Registration for NETT Conference* must be done through ICES
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Registration for Long Beach Hotels (Renaissance, Courtyard or Holiday Inn)
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*Complimentary records verification of your NCEA Certified Candidate Application will be done on both Friday & Saturday when you are registered for either of these events.
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