Basic Esthetician Program

Semester 1: Basic Esthetician Program

Semester 2: Master Esthetician Program

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About the Basic
Esthetician Program

The Basic Esthetics Program is a pre-requisite for the Master Esthetics program.
From great artists, to professional athletes, and elite CEO’s they all have one thing in common… They have mastered the fundamentals. This is where the leaders and innovators become undeniable.
You’ll learn things like:

  • Skin Analysis and Consultations
  • Facial Treatments
  • Decision making between manual and technology interventions
  • Intro to Hair Removal, Makeup and Body Treatments
  • How to win personally and professionally
  • And much more…

Your clinical lab hours are completed in a beautifully designed upscale modern facility with medical level skincare equipment and product lines.

Program Timeline: 600 hours

Commitment: 25 hours a week
for 24 weeks

Schedule: One day on campus, three online classes each week.

Investment: $9950

Cost Includes: tuition, fees, product & treatment supplies. Students never pay for treatments. See the student supply list students are responsible to purchase on the admissions pdf.
Disclosure – Please note the limited scope of practice of a Basic Esthetician prior to enrollment in only the Basic Esthetics class, leading only to licensure as a basic Esthetician. Please consider the industry demand for antiaging and corrective treatments – only included in the Master Esthetician’s scope of practice. Basic Esthetics is required to be completed prior to beginning the Master Esthetics class.

What to Expect in the Basic Esthetician Program:

Master Components:
Microdermabrasion Exfoliation Techniques
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Peels
Jessner and Trichloracetic Acid Peels
Light Therapy treatments: LED
Ultrasound and Microcurrent technology
Advanced Treatments
Lymphatic Drainage

Esthetics lab/clinic:
Practical Treatments student is required to perform prior to graduation:
Advanced treatments = 40
Microdermabrasion = 50
Chemical Exfoliation = 75
Lymphatic Drainage Treatments = 50

Successful completion of the Basic Esthetics Program is a pre-requisite to enroll in the Master Esthetics program.

Program Resources

Basic Esthetics Curriculum

Learn about the curriculum and what to expect throughout the Basic Estheics Program.

Admissions Info

Access the enrollment checklist instructions and general requirements to succeed in the program.

Financial Aid Info

Learn about the loans and grant programs that are offered by the U.S. Department of Education to those who qualify.

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Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics Informational Disclosure – 11/4/2021
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Title IV Median Loan Debt: Average indebtedness (total divided by number of students) $3795.03
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Student Demographics, Outcomes. etc. as reported by IPED
NACCAS Annual Report – Outcomes for Assessment Requirements & Assessment
2019 – Entire school
Completion 50 % (required) =75
Placement 60% (required)=96.3
Licensure =70% (required) = 100
Student outcomes: types of employment obtained by graduates. Only students who obtained employment in the field were counted as being placed.
*note that this number reflects employment confirmation from all eligible students, as the school was able to contact all eligible students.
Important Consumer Information
Compliance with the code of Federal Regulations (CFR 668.6) governing the administration of Higher Education Act Title IV program funds requires the following disclosures for each school (OPE ID#) by program,SOC (StandardOccupationalClassification)Code,andCIP(ClassificationofInstructional Program) Code. You may access occupational profiles for each occupation on line at
Esthetician (SOC 39-5094) (CIP 12.0409)
The occupation is “Licensed Esthetician”.
The nature is operator in limited phases of skin care as prescribed by the Licensing Department of the State of Virginia.
The level is job entry employment as an Esthetician.
Master Esthetician (SOC 39-5094) (CIP 12.0414)
The occupation is “Licensed Master Esthetician”.
The nature is operator in limited phases of skin care, along with advanced treatments and medium depth peels, as prescribed by the Licensing Department of the State of Virginia. The level is job entry employment as an Master Esthetician.
The school makes no guarantees on any employment opportunities or earning potentials.
Job Demand – Results for Virginia
There are a number of different websites that are available for the student to research on the job demand, salary expectations, and employment outlook.
Websites include both government websites and commercial resources such as Bureau of Labor and Statistic,,, etc.
Many individuals ask how much they can reasonably make as a license professional (e.g.Esthetician, Master Esthetician). The answer depends on an individual choices such as working full time/part time, as an employee/self-employed, commission/salary, etc.
The school makes no representation of any income resulting in undergoing our training.
The student must research and assess what they believe to be true based on their personal parameters. Some common ways of researching include:
• Go on Google and type in How much does a X make in [City, VA]
• X = You can use the program name, title of the position, etc.
• Be sure to indicate the City or Region that you will most likely work in. The school discourages students from using the national average, as each region, may be different.
• Go to Google and search governmental databases. There are national, and state databases that monitor
labor statistics and workforce statistics that may be helpful.
• Students may also want to go to salons, shops and spas to do interviews of current license professionals
to gather data.
The school encourages the student to research to make an informed decision.
Also note that there are 2 levels of esthetics licensure in Virginia, Basic & Master. Basic level is very limited with scope of practice (see law) and the data may not take into account the limited job opportunities and earning potential imposed by the limited scope of practice. The data should be considered to be an example but not a given. This data should not be relied upon when considering enrolling into the school as there are no guarantees on placement or income. The school does not verify their graduates salary. The school only verifies if the students is working in the field at the time of the employment verification inquiry is made and publishes a placement rate. Salary potential and employment prospects may vary depending on location, experience, education and other factors.
DISTANCE ED: Academic achievement earned via distance education may not be accepted for reciprocity or eligible for licensure in other states.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Estheticians and Esthetic Instructors mainly use their hands for facial manipulations and must stand on their legs and feet throughout their work schedules. The lower body is used at all times as the esthetician must stand and be able to move freely without hindrance, individuals who have problem with their legs or with freely balancing, standing for extended periods of time need to consider their condition before deciding on a career in this field. The upper body is also used most of the time so most individuals having problems with their neck, back, arms, or hands also need to consider their condition before deciding on a career in this field. Estheticians will also be exposed to hazardous chemicals, which are found in lotions, facial cream, make-up, etc. You will utilize electrical apparatus, including dermal lights, capable of producing electrical current to stimulate but not contract muscles of the body and face.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Basic & Master Esthetician careers require a licensure to practice. Students must take a written and practical examination, pass and apply for licensure through the Virginia Board.
Licensing Requirements and Employment Information
Licensure Requirements: The State of Virginia requires licensure for Basic Esthetics, Master Esthetics and Esthetics Instructor. Upon completion of the program, you must submit application to the State of Virginia to apply to take both the Theory and Practical exams. You must pass these exams in order to receive your license and perform these services in the State of Virginia. The school will assist each student and guide them through the instructions and applications for the State Board Examinations.
Industry Standards: Commonly expected responsibilities of an esthetician include but are not limited to the following: performing skin care treatments within the scope of practice.; possessing communication skills, maintaining a clean and professional personal image, as well as a clean and professional salon image; promoting and selling skin care products; working designated shifts as scheduled and informing the employer ahead of time when unable to work scheduled shifts; receiving clients; building a clientele base; and following sanitation guidelines per OSHA and State requirements.
Oversight Restrictions: The Board may deny licensure to any applicant with a record of conviction.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: Satisfactory progress in attendance and academic work is a requirement for all
students enrolled, whether scheduled for a full time or part time attendance.
These written expectations are provided prior to enrollment. Federal regulations
require all schools participating in state and federal financial aid programs monitor
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The grading and attendance standards are
applicable to all students participating in Title IV programs. Only students who
maintain satisfactory academic progress are eligible to receive Title IV assistance.
A. Qualitative Requirement:
This institution expects all of its regular students to maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP) as outlined below.
1. Theory is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical performances are
evaluated as completed and counted toward program completion ONLY
when rated as satisfactory. If the performance does not meet satisfactory
requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated.
Practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the program of study.
Practical skills are evaluated according to procedures as noted in the lab
manual, performance standards established by the state licensing agency,
and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the School (lab
manual). Students must maintain a cumulative theory grade average of at
least 75% and pass a written and practical final exam prior to graduation.
Students must make up missed tests and incomplete assignments or zeros
will be assigned.
Written and practical numerical grades are given on this
Grades shall be given on the following scale: A = 100-90; B = 89-80; C =
79-75; and F = 74 or below. S = 75 & >, U = <75. (75 is minimum needed to graduate)
Students in 600 hour Basic OR Master Esthetics are evaluated in both
attendance and academic progress (SAP) at 300 scheduled hours. Students
in the Esthetics Instructor course are evaluated at 200 scheduled hours.
Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements
for satisfactory academic progress. All evaluations occur in the first academic
year. An academic year is defined as 900 hours.
Students are made aware of evaluations by a written progress evaluation.
This includes any notification that could impact a student’s eligibility for
financial aid, if applicable.
2. Students are required to attend a minimum of 90% attendance schedule in order to be considered maintaining SAP. Students in 600 hour Basic Esthetics OR Master Esthetics are evaluated in both attendance and academic progress (SAP) at 300 scheduled hours and at scheduled 200 hours for Esthetics Instructor. This allows for the evaluation to occur no later than the midpoint of the academic year or course, whichever occurs sooner (all evaluations take place in Academic Year 1. An academic year is defined as 900 clock hours).
Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress. The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total hours accrued by the total number of hours scheduled. At the end of the evaluation period, the school will determine if the student has maintained at least 90% cumulative attendance since the beginning of the program which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed (111%). Students are made aware of evaluations by a written progress evaluation.
3. If the student exceeds the maximum time frame, this could impact Title IV funds, if applicable. Student would then be required to find other measures to pay for his or her education.
4. Students meeting the minimum requirements for attendance and academic progress at any evaluation point will be considered to be making satisfactory progress.
B. Quantitative Requirement:
Student must complete his/her educational program in no longer than 111% of the published length of the program as stated below:
Maximum Time Frame
111% of the contracted program length is considered the maximum time frame for completion. Maximum time frame terms are calculated as follows for students enrolled in a 600 hour Basic
Esthetics, Master Esthetics program:
Basic Esthetics Full time students = 26.64 weeks (666 Hours)
Master Esthetics Full time students = 26.64 weeks (666 Hours)
Esthetics Instructor Full time students = 19.5 weeks (444 hours)
The maximum time allowed for transfer students who needs less than the full program requirements will be determined based on the scheduled hours for that student. Transfer hours from another institution that are accepted toward the student’s educational program are counted as both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining the allowable maximum time frame that has been exhausted. SAP evaluation periods are based on actual contracted hours at the institution.
Please be advised that students who exceed the maximum timeframe lengths as stated above, may continue to work toward program completion, but will do so on a cash pay basis.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES If a student must attend the school for longer than the contract time to complete the course, for any reason, he or she must pay an additional $25.00 PER HOUR beyond the stated contract length
Please be advised that the total cost of the program as stated is for the time calculated up to and including the contract end date. If the student has not finished the required program hours, or any other graduation requirement by that date, the student will incur overtime charges for any additional hours needed for course completion. This will be charged at a rate of $25 per scheduled hour until the student meets all graduation requirements
Losing and Regaining Eligibility:
C. Warning
Students who fail to meet SAP standards (due to either lack of attendance and/or low grades) at the evaluation period will be placed on a warning status. Students will be considered to be making SAP and remain eligible to receive aid during the warning period. The student will be told how to re-establish satisfactory academic progress (by attaining a 90%cumulative attendance or a 75% minimum grade) and be notified if the evaluation impacts financial aid eligibility, if applicable.
The student will be counseled by the instructor and notified of the actions required to attain satisfactory requirements. This will be documented. If at the end of the warning period.
D. Leave of Absence/Re-Entry
All students who have withdrawn or taken a leave of absence and choose to re-enter into a program will be placed under the same satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress status prevailing at the time of the withdrawal or leave. The leave will extend the student’s contract period and maximum time frame by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence and will not be included in the student’s cumulative attendance percentage calculation. Students who withdraw prior to completion of the program and wish to re-enroll will return in the same satisfactory academic progress status as at the time of withdrawal. The Leave of Absence and any additional approved leaves of absence may not exceed a total of 180 days in any twelve month period.
E. Program incompleteness, repetition, non-credit remedial courses do not apply to this institution and therefore have no effect on SAP as this school does not offer any non-credit remedial courses.
Live & Online Class Computer Requirements
Live class computer requirements: Students will be required to have headphones and a lap top meeting the online system requirements listed below.
Some of our programs use live and online combination hybrid formats to allow flexibility for the student. The portion of the programs that may be offered via distance education will be theory based.
Students are expected to have access to a computer, printer/scanner, computer with video camera and the internet. They will also need to be able to successfully complete the online class section of their program. Students need ability to access ZOOM or similar platform.
Online classes will use the online platform. Online classes will be offered as asynchronous and may have synchronous components and will support regular substantive interaction between the students and the instructor. Students will have access to the online instructor Matt by phone or by email throughout the week during normal business hours of Monday through Sunday 9am to 5:30 pm, unless the online platform is closed for the day.
Students are provided training related to online classes during “intro to online class”. Demonstration of minimum computer skills through prior coursework or during orientation such as logging into our online system and navigating freely must be observed in order for the student to meet the criteria to participate in online classes. The training provided in orientation will provide a student sufficient skills to be able to participate in online classes freely.
Your computer system needs to meet the following minimum requirements:
1. Operating system: Windows XP or higher for PCs; OS X 10.5 or higher for Macs
2. Computer minimum configuration:
2GB of RAM
1 GB of free disk space
DSL or cable connection to the internet.
Web browser (Mozilla Firefox is highly recommended)
Sound card with speakers & must have headphones
Printer & Scanner, laptop computer with video camera
JavaScript must be enabled.
Cookies must be enabled.
Pop-up blocker is turned off.
3. Internet connection: DSL or cable connection to the internet.
4. Browser Requirements:
Mozilla Firefox works best with Moodle. Other browsers such as Internet Explorer or Safari may be used, but may not support all functionalities in Moodle, such as online quizzes and the HTML editor.
All browsers should have JavaScript, Cookies, and Pop-ups enabled (do not block Pop-ups).
5. Software Recommendations (Click the links below to download these applications if they are not already installed on your computer)
Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Microsoft Word, ZOOM and other apps as required by instructor.
6. All large file PDF submissions must be compressed prior to emailing using or a similar software.