Skin care is vital to overall health. And glowing, youthful skin makes us all feel beautiful. If you’re someone who loves the idea of a career making people more beautiful, you’re not alone. Becoming an esthetician in Oregon will take a lot of study at one of the great schools. This article will outline what you’ll need to be a certified skin care specialist in the state of Oregon.
Education Requirements — Hours
The Oregon State Board of Cosmetology requires 500 hours of formal training and education in at least one of the many esthetician schools in Oregon. Because of the role skin care plays in your overall health, at least 150 hours of your training needs to be a safety and infection control course. After that, you can choose to specialize in a wide variety of techniques, including exfoliation, makeup artistry, facial and body waxing, and massaging. If you’re not able to devote the hours, you can also choose a competency-based school, which may be more intensive and offer more practical training without the hourly training program. First things first: find a school using your ZIP below:
Exam and License
Unlike many other states, Oregon does not require a practical exam. Your individual institution issues the practical exam instead. However, you are required to write the 90 minute written exam, and an exam on the Oregon Laws and Rules as they pertain to cosmetology. You’ll need 75% on both exams to pass.
If you fail, don’t worry you, can retake the exam. If you fail more than three times, you will need to wait 30 days.If you’re moving to Oregon and have an active license from an accredited school, you will need to write the exam, and pass the Laws and Rules exam for Oregon estheticians.
When you’ve passed your exams, you can apply for your licence through the Oregon Health Licensing Agency. Your school will need to send your transcripts, and you will need to send your passing scores, and the practitioner application, along with two forms of identification. Contact the Oregon Board if you chose a competency school, as they may require additional information.
Your license needs to be renewed every two years after it has been issued..You’ll receive notification before your license expires.
Work and Future Education
Oregon doesn’t require continuing education to renew your license, but it does offer a lot of options for specialization and growth. You may choose to become an advanced esthetician, with an extra 700 hours of an advanced curriculum, which might include anything from skin sciences, permanent hair reduction theory, advanced facial technique and more.
Skin care specialists are a growing field in Oregon, and there are plenty of places to find work. Studios and spas, particularly in the Portland area have expanded in recent years, and as you continue to develop training through advanced certification, or specialization, many medical centers offer opportunities for skin care specialists.. Whatever you choose, your future is undoubtedly bright!
Look at our esthetician classes page to get an idea what you’ll be studying.
Academy of Hair Design – Salem
Dalles Academy of Hair Design – The Dalles
Image Designers College of Cosmetology – Portland
Oregon Institute of Cosmetology – Medford
Pendleton College of Hair Design – Pendleton
Northwest College – Beaverton
Northwest College – Clackamas
Northwest College – Eugene
Northwest College – Hillsboro
Northwest College – Medford
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Estheticians in the US – Schools by State
Schools for Estheticians in Canada
Enter your ZIP below to see where you can train nearby to become a licensed CA esthetician.