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  • IDI Supports California Legislation for Master Esthetics Licensure

    Heather HickmanWhat Is the AB 1153 Master Esthetics Bill?

    This bill would create an advanced education and licensure pathway for a master esthetician in California, while defining the scope of practice for both an esthetician and master esthetician. As it stands today, AB 1153 is being evaluated after passing it’s first step in the legislative process.

    Why Are We In Support of the Master Esthetics Bill?

    For over 30 years, IDI has pushed skin therapist education to its limits, literally redefining professional excellence and offering skin therapists a unique opportunity to reach their personal best by offering the most challenging and rewarding postgraduate skin and body therapy curriculum available anywhere today, with 38 postgraduate training centers worldwide, 18 of which are located in the USA.

    Our growth and development in the area of Post Graduate Education was based solely on the need in the skin care industry for higher education beyond the scope of licensure.  As the skin care industry has evolved through technology and consumer demand, the education provided through basic licensing has not been able to keep up and continuing education is not required in California.

    As an organization that provides education and product research and development, we are constantly aware of the need for training and educating skin therapists for their success and the safety of the consumer.

    As the worldwide leaders in Post Graduate Education, we want to ensure the many hours of advanced training taken by our IDI students are recognized and credited toward the master esthetics licensure, and that key IDI classes are counted as hours towards the Master Esthetic License.

    What Should You Do?

    As members of the professional skin care community you should stay informed and ensure that your voice is heard during the bill process. You can join the California Coalition for Advanced Skincare and Education and find out more details.