Esthetic Licensing Program

The Esthetic Licensing Program containing 780 hours and provides both hands-on and technical training that will enable the student, upon licensing to function as a competent entry-level licensed esthetician. It is organized to contain the pertinent information to prepare the student for the Washington State Examination for Licensing as an Esthetician, with practical working knowledge to develop the student as a skincare professional.




Esthetic Licensing Program

33 Weeks – 780 Hours

This course curriculum is approved by the Washington State Board of Massage and exceeds the 750
hours required by the state. It is organized and contains the pertinent information to prepare you for
the Washington State Examination for Licensing as an Esthetician, with practical working knowledge to
develop you as a skincare professional. For purposes of calculating program times for test preparing
purposes, the State Board of Massage defines “Instructional Hour” as containing 50 minutes. (Per WAC
246-830-430)

Sessions: 

Fall Session: October 15th

Class Hours: 

  • AM Section: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00am to 2:30pm

OR

  • PM Section: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00pm to 10:30pm 

*Class starts and availability are subject to change, please call 425-641-3409 to find out more!

Student Clinic: 

Our Student Clinic program is included to integrate both practical and theoretical aspects to further prepare you for success as an esthetician. Students will be working with the public in a safe, supervised atmosphere to gain confidence and experience working in an actual clinic setting providing facials, completing forms and sharing experiences with co-students. This section includes human behavior and effective communication skills relating to client, practitioner and inter-professional relationships. Specific information is covered on Laws, Ethics, Hygiene, Business Practices, Billing and more as it relates to your esthetic business. This section is integrated with real world experience in our student clinic.

Core Subjects: 

This course includes comprehensive information in the following subject areas:

  • Theory in the practice of esthetics services, business practices and basic human anatomy and physiology (750 hours):
    • Care of the skin compresses, massage, facials, wraps, masks, exfoliation, use of electrical or mechanical appliances or chemical compounds;
    • Temporary removal of superfluous hair of the skin by means including tweezing, waxing, tape, chemicals, lotions, creams, sugaring, threading, mechanical or electrical apparatus and appliances;
    • Cleaning and disinfecting of individual work stations, individual equipment and tools and proper use and storage of linens;
    • Diseases and disorders of the skin;
    • Safety including proper use and storage of chemicals, implements and electrical appliances;
    • First aid as it relates to esthetics; and 
    • Not all training may be on mannequins.

*Graduates will be able to work in the following areas of employment: Spas, a Full Service Beauty Salon, creating your own Private Practice, Cruise Ships, Brow Bar or Waxing Businesses, Make-up Artist. (*This is not a guarantee of employment.)


Course TitleCourse Hours
Esthetic Introduction6
Infection Control50
Skin Histology, Anatomy/Physiology, General Sciences50
Skin Analysis and Consultations (Skin Sciences)110
Skin Treatments250
Hair Removal70
Make Up9
Advanced Skin Topics and Treatments 175
Business Skills and Practices18
Washington State Law 2
Student Specific Needs, State Board Preparation, Outreach30
CPR/First Aid4
HIV/AIDS Awareness 6
Program Total:
*Up to 25% of Program Total in Student Clinic 195 hours
780



Esthetic Introduction, 6 Hours
This class includes History, Opportunities, Life Skills, Professional Image and Communication.
These are key factors in exploring your new career.


Infection Control, 50 Hours
Infection control includes Public Health, Safety and Sanitation skills. Cleaning and disinfecting of
individual workstations, individual equipment, tools and proper use and storage of linens. Using
Universal Precautions and avoiding cross contamination. 

Skin Histology, Anatomy & Physiology (A&P), General Sciences, 50 Hours
This intensive course covers the structure and function of the body with a special emphasis on
how it relates to skincare. The major systems of the body include: muscular, skeletal,
neurological, circulatory, integumentary, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic and others. Later in
this course specific conditions of these systems are examined as they relate to pathology and
skin histology. The Basics of Chemistry, Nutrition and Electricity as well as Pharmacology for
Estheticians are also included.

Skin Analysis and Consultations (Skin Sciences), 110 Hours
Students become knowledgeable about the disorders and diseases of the skin, skin analysis,
and equipment. By determining Skin types and conditions after completing a thorough
consultation, understanding contraindications and safety measures for each individual.
Throughout this course, these skills will naturally develop and well as the basic principles of product knowledge. Learning through the application of specialized skin care products based off
of the individual needs of the skin and key ingredients and how it interacts with each other is
integral to building your skills. By conducting Post Consultation and recommending home care
for our clients is essential to maintaining their individual results at home.

Skin Treatments, 250 Hours
As the central subject of the course, Skin Treatments include preparing the treatment room,
learning Facial treatments to include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, Ayurveda and European
facial techniques. Understanding the safety and function your facial machine equipment. You
will learn special recipes for Masque treatments along with the art of facial massage. Our
students benefit from our long history of massage. We have created specialty massage
techniques from manual lymphatic, to decrease acne, anti-aging as well as general relaxation
and maintaining a healthy glow to the skin.

Hair Removal, 70 Hours
Learning the art of a balanced eyebrow as well as removal of unwanted hair can be a very
lucrative part of your career. Waxing, Sugaring, Threading and Depilatories are means of
removing hair. We will review contraindications and safety as well as the importance of
aftercare. You will learn facial and body hair removal techniques.

Make Up, 9 Hours
Make up artistry is another career path for our graduates. We must first understand the health
and considerations of the individual’s skin prior to becoming an effective make-up artist. You
will learn purpose and effect, eyebrow and lash services, corrective and camouflage make up
techniques. Face shapes along with highlighting and contouring to create a special effect. We
will review High Definition and Air Brush Make Up for editorial work.

Advanced Skin Topics and Treatments, 175 Hours
Our students graduate with a strong foundation in which to build future knowledge and skills.
Our program covers Chemical Exfoliation, Microdermabrasion, Light Therapy, Micro-current
Machines, Ultrasound and Ultrasonic Technology and Lymph drainage. You will perform Back
Treatments, Body Wraps and Hydrotherapy.

Spa Essentials are taught as part the program because even in clinical settings, clients
appreciate the little touches that enhance the session. An added benefit is the ability to be
prepared for direct work in the spa setting.

Business Skills and Practices, 18 Hours
Career Planning and creating a professional resume, understanding the business of skincare and
marketing yourself, products and services is the key to your sustainability. We host a
professional Employer Panel of experts who attend our Career Fair. They will conduct on site
interviews while you are still a student. This is not a guarantee of employment, but an
opportunity to network. 

Student Specific Needs, State Board Prep and Outreach, 30 Hours
These hours are customizable for each individual learning style. We have a variety of guest
speakers and professionals from our industry to showcase specialty techniques, field trips and
videos. We are able to take our students out into the community for real world hands on
experiences.

Clinical Practices, 195 Hours
Our Student Clinic program is included to integrate both practical and theoretical aspects to
further prepare you for success as an esthetician. Students will be working with the public in a
safe, supervised atmosphere to gain confidence and experience working in an actual clinic
setting providing facials, completing forms and sharing experiences with co-students. This
section includes human behavior and effective communication skills relating to client,
practitioner and inter-professional relationships. Specific information is covered on Laws,
Ethics, Hygiene, Business Practices, Billing and more as it relates to your esthetic business. This
section is integrated with real world experience in our student clinic.

CPR/First Aid (minimum 4 hrs.)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid are taught meeting the state requirements
as stated in WAS246-830-410.

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS (6 hrs.)
Four (4) hours of training, covers the material necessary to meet the Washington State
Omnibus Bill.

Tuition and Other Expenses:

*Registration Fee$100.00
Tuition$8,900.00
Total$9,000.00
*Non-refundable after 5 business days

*Upgrade Kit Items Optional.

Textbooks
(including Exam Coach Subscription)
Approximately $288.55

Kit ItemsApproximately $600.00-$1500.00
Costs varies depending on manufacture


Estimated prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment Options: 

For flexible payment options, please contact 425-641-3409 or at info@bellevuemassageschool.com   

From our Alumni

From our Alumni

The teachers at BMS are caring and knowledgeable, and the small class sizes mean a lot of 1-on-1 attention!

- Jeff, 2017 Graduate

The best school I have ever been to, and locally owned. Awesome teachers and staff, our group had a lot of fun! They helped me find me a job immediately with an awesome spa, and have answered any questions I had post graduation. If you are looking for a new career as a massage therapist I highly recommend Bellevue Massage School.

- Tyler, 2017 Graduate