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Facial Specialist Program in Jacksonville, FL

Whether you’re ready to begin or enhance your aesthetics career, we’re ready and waiting to help.

This program is perfect for anyone interested in becoming a licensed Florida esthetician seeking employment as a facial specialist in fine salons, med spas, dermatologist offices, or plastic surgeon offices. As a student, you will develop practical skills in various types of facial techniques, hair removal, makeup applications, and more through hands-on training and an instructional curriculum.

the details

Upon successful completion of the 300 hours of hands-on training, and theoretical and clinical services, you will receive a certification of completion to be registered with the state of Florida.

The Certification does not guarantee licensure alone and you must be approved by the State under separate application requirements

you’ll master topics such as:

  • Mastering and providing treatment plans for restorative skincare
  • Understanding histology, anatomy, physiology, and pathologies of the skin
  • Brow shaping and correction
  • Advanced acne treatments
  • Hair removal techniques
  • Medical skincare products
  • Developing a professional resume
  • HydraFacial certification
  • ZO SkinHealth certification
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We can’t wait to meet you and support you on your journey!

how to apply

  1. Register for an in-person tour to meet the staff and current students (you must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID or driver’s license to book a tour)
  2. After the tour, the Academy will make a decision as to whether or not to invite prospective applicants to apply.
  3. If invited, you will need to submit a valid copy of your high school diploma, transcript and/or GED as well as:
    • a letter of recommendation*
    • a personal statement describing your interest in the Academy and your career goals*

*Disclaimer: The Academy is a privately owned and operated company not supported by any state or federal programs. As such, the Academy may choose to deny applications based on no reason or any reason that otherwise does not discriminate based on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, or sex.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The state of Florida requires 220 course hours. Jacksonville Electrology Laser & Skincare Academy’s Facial Specialist program is a total of 300 course hours. Our Facial Specialist course is a 16 week / 4 month program and will train and prepare each professional student for their new career as a successful and licensed Facial Specialist in the state of Florida.

To become a Facial Specialist or Esthetician in Florida, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • be at least 16 years old or have earned a high school diploma
  • complete 220 hours of facial specialization training
  • complete a four-hour long HIV/AIDS course approved by Florida’s Board of Cosmetology

After completion of the above, you can then apply for registration with the Department of Business & Regulation. You will need to pay a $75 fee along with your application/registration (this fee is subject to change and we recommend researching the fees on DBPR direct website).

Yes, it is a requirement in the state of Florida. Good news: at our academy, your HIV/AIDS course is included in your curriculum. You will receive your HIV/AIDS course completion certificate to submit to the Florida DBPR (Department of Business and Professional Regulation) with your registration/application packet.

There are currently no exams required for the Facial Specialist registrations required by the state of Florida. However, in order to successfully graduate from our facial specialist program you will be required to complete and pass a comprehensive final exam at our academy. We fully prepare you for the exam and you will have access to the best-in-class support systems available. At Jacksonville Electrology, Laser, and Skincare Academy we are committed to your success.

All Florida licensed or registered Facial Specialists are now required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education every two years before being able to renew their license. All continuing education courses must be completed from a Board of Cosmetology-approved continuing education provider.

 Currently, the renewal fee for a Facial Specialist is $45.

No, you must still directly apply with the Florida Board of Cosmetology for your Facial Specialist license. This course provides you with the opportunity to complete the required training course prior to applying for your license.

The classes are an intimate learning environment and a safe space to speak your mind.

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The instructor, Trish, is so knowledgeable, friendly, and down to earth. She makes learning fun, engaging, and easy to understand! I feel so confident graduating from Jacksonville ELSA and starting my career in medical aesthetics after attending. I’ve attained so much and have had an amazing time learning and growing with my classmates. This school and spa are the best and I’m so glad I chose Jacksonville ELSA to get my aesthetics license. They make me want to be in school forever! Love all of you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me.
Brittany Young

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