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Esthetician program students with instructor and facial client
Important Note:

The Facial program is not currently accepting students, but the related Cosmetology program does have a January 5th deadline to start on January 29, 2024. Information about future Facial dates will be shared here when available.

Facial Specialty - Certificate Program

Are you passionate about skincare? Eastern Florida's Cosmetology Department offers a Facial Specialty Career and Technical Certificate (CTC) program at the Cocoa Campus. Instruction and hands-on practice prepare students for obtaining professional registration from the Florida State Board of Cosmetology.

This affordable, Brevard County-based option for Esthetician training equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to work as Skincare and Facial Specialists. Upon completion, students will be capable of performing a variety of specialized facials — including microneedling, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels; as well as waxing, makeup application, brow and last shaping and tinting services, and more.

Program participants have an opportunity to provide services to the public as part of their training at EFSC's Cocoa Campus Salon, giving them real-world practical and customer service experience before they enter the workforce.

Facial Specialty Certificate - COURSE CURRICULUM

The 220-clock hour course required to earn this certificate prepares students for work as licensed facial/skincare specialists in a variety of spa, office, and retail settings.

Facial Specialty - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
Career & Technical Certificate (CTC)
Delivery Method
Total Clock Hours
Academic Community
Contact Information

Delisa Layne, Advisor
Email Program Advisor


The integrated facial laboratory practice and assessments give students the experience they need to achieve professional licensing as facial/skincare specialists in the State of Florida.

Facial Specialty Certificate - Admissions Information

Eastern Florida's Facial Specialty CTC is a limited access program that requires an extra application process in addition to EFSC's general application for admission. The process is explained below. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application for the facial specialty program is complete.

Accepted students attend a group orientation conducted by the instructor of the program, and are notified by email to verify the date of the orientation.

Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Complete & submit the application for general admission to EFSC. A $30 non-refundable fee is due at the time of application. An online version of this application is available.

NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to students who are not currently enrolled at EFSC. If you're a returning/readmit student who applied one or more years ago, and have not completed a course in the past year, you'll need to re-apply online, and will not be charged the application fee again.

Verify General Admissions Requirements & Check for Registration Holds

If you're a new student, your general admissions acceptance letter/ email will list admissions requirements that must be completed in order to avoid holds that may prevent you from registering for courses, if accepted into the cosmetology program. These general requirements can also be found on EFSC's Accepted Students' page.

If you are an existing Eastern Florida student, you will need to verify there are not any holds that would prevent course registration, if accepted into the program. Please visit the Registration Holds page on EFSC's website for details on how to check your Message Center for holds and how to clear them.

Complete the Application for Facial Specialty Program

Important Note: Due to significant renovations and upgrades planned for Bldg. 20 on the Cocoa Campus, the Cosmetology and Facial programs will not be accepting students for the Fall 2023 pr Spring and Summer 2024 Terms. Information about future dates will be shared here when available.

Submit the Career and Technical Programs Application for Facial Specialty. This limited access application is in addition to the general application, and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline. Your general EFSC admissions acceptance letter will include the student email address and credentials you need to log in and submit that cosmetology application.

If pursuing an additional Cosmetology program, such as the Cosmetology certificate, you will be required to submit a separate application for each program. If you need help with the application process, or are having trouble applying online, contact the program advisor:

Delisa Layne, Advisor
Email Program Advisor


Brief Costs & Financial Aid Eligibility

The estimated expenses of completing this certificate program — which includes in-state tuition, lab fees, and course materials — is approximately $1,212. Uniforms and necessary vaccinations may cost extra. Though this certificate is not eligible for financial aid due to the program's length, options like Veteran's Benefits, scholarships, and the Nelnet Payment Plan are available for some students.

Where Can This Certification Lead?

This program prepares students for employment as professional Estheticians. Upon completion, certificate-holding program graduates could find work in beauty salons, day spas and medi spas, dermatologist offices, plastic surgeons' offices, with cosmetic/ skincare companies, or within the entertainment industry as make-up specialists. Classroom and clinical instruction focus on building the skills needed to function successfully as an esthetician in varied settings and roles. Students have the opportunity to provide services to the public while building experience in a hands-on setting as part of their training at EFSC's Cocoa Campus Salon.

Other EFSC Program Options

As you explore the Facial Specialty certificate, consider these additional certificate and degree options and meet with an advisor if you need help with planning.