The National Esthetics examination is the national licensure examination for Estheticians, which is developed and administered by the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC).

The time allowed for the Esthetics written examination is 90 minutes and consists of the following:
  • Scientific Concepts – 60%
      • Sanitation and Infection Control
      • Human Physiology and Antomy
      • Integumentary System & Skin Histology
      • Disorders of the Sebacious & Sudoriferous Glands
      • Skin Conditions, Disorders & Diseases
      • Hair, Follicle & its Growth Cycle
      • Basic Chemistry
      • Skin Care Products
      • Factors that Affect the Skin
  • Esthetics Practices – 40%
    • Skin Analysis & Implementation Procedures related to Consultation, Documentation & Treatment
    • Product Application & Removal Procedures
    • Cleansing Procedures
    • Steaming Procedures
    • Exfoliation Procedures
    • Extraction Procedures
    • Massage Manipulations & Their Effects
    • Appropriate Use for Masks
    • Electricity & Use of Electrical Devices
    • Hair Removal Procedures
    • Color Theory & Makeup Application
    • General Knowledge of Specialized Services

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