Did you know that as of January 1, 2015, Washington state rolled out a new licensing law for estheticians? The current esthetician training went from 600 hours to 750 hours from a licensed school, in addition to taking and passing a written and practical exam administered by the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), to allow for new technology and additional practice and theory for students while their in school. This license will no longer allow the use of laser or medium-depth chemical peels.
As of the beginning of this year, there’s also a brand, new 1,200-hour master esthetician license in Washington state. A master esthetician will now be licensed to operate lasers and perform medium-depth chemical peels. This is great news for estheticians in the state of Washington who want to work in a medical setting with doctors, medical spas and clinics.
Check out this great article from Skin Inc Magazine, where they talk more in detail about what exactly these new laws mean for estheticians in Washington and how educators fought hard to get them voted into place: