Graduation, Placement, and Licensure Rates
The rates listed below are for the Main Campus in Virginia Beach, VA. As the additional location in Hampton, VA opened in early 2022, graduation/placement/licensure rates are not yet available.
Note: Rates are obtained through surveys returned by graduates and through contacting graduates regarding placement and licensure information.
Graduation and Diploma Award
For all programs, diplomas are awarded and students may graduate upon completion of the following program requirements a student's graduation from the program will be processed. A student’s date of graduation is reported as whichever is later: the last date of attendance or the date that tuition has been paid in full.
- Mandatory federal student loan exit counseling, if applicable
- Complete all required hours of their designated program
- Tuition paid in full unless other arrangements have been approved by the Director of Education
- Maintain an average grade on theory exams of no less than 75%
- Score "Proficient" on all practical evaluations
- Complete all practical requirements safely and proficiently and submit practical requirement sign-off sheets
- Pass final evaluations which may include a comprehensive theory examination and final practicum evaluation (final mock board)
- Perform up to 4 mock state board exams
- Turn in all required paperwork and supporting documentation, complete exit interview with Financial Aid Office
Name and Level of Employment
Please click here to visit the Courses Offered page for Name and Level of Employment for offered programs.
Licensing Requirements and Employment Information
The State of Virginia requires licensure for Esthetician, Master Esthetician. Upon completion of the course, 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.
Physical Requirements of the Industry
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms.; have the ability to provide legible communication to clients. May be required to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as applicable according to local, state, federal, or company policy for duration of practical service(s) which may include but are not limited to: face shield, mask, gown and gloves.
Commonly expected responsibilities of an esthetician include but are not limited to; 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.
The board may deny licensure to any applicant with a record of any state board disciplinary action or record of conviction. The board and may will require submission of criminal record and/or documentation of disciplinary action prior to accepting your application for state board examination. Contact DPOR Board for Barbers and Cosmetology at (804) 367-8509 or email BCHOPLicensing@dpor.virginia.gov to discuss your record and documentation you will be required to submit. For state board exam application purposes, criminal record documentation is only valid for three (3) months from date of issue. In the rare instance that an applicant is denied licensure, he or she can re-apply.
Employment/ Placement Assistance
Students are notified on an ongoing basis of opportunities that are available in the field for which they may apply. Students are emailed job opportunities via their school email accounts. There is no formal career advising or placement services offered by the school. The school will assist graduates in finding suitable employment by posting area employment opportunities and teaching job readiness classes, but placement is not guaranteed.
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