NCEA Certification Launched in Canada

The NCEA is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Schwenker & Associates based in Halifax, Nova Scotia to represent the NCEA Certification Program in Canada.

'NCEA's National Certification Program was founded on the principle of raising the esthetician's education to the level required to be successful in today's competitive workplace. Bringing this program to Canada will strengthen the Canadian esthetician's skill set and give them a global step up if they choose to work in the states and to be on the cutting edge,' said Susanne S. Warfield, executive director of the NCEA.

ISO-Quality Testing-a international provider of computer-based testing-will offer NCEA certification candidates the ease of their online registration system, and international testing centers, will greatly improve service to our NCEA candidates that have met their candidate requirements. They will provide secure, user-friendly, high quality, reasonably-priced computerized examination delivery services to credentialing bodies, and the candidates they examine, at available locations around Canada. ISO Quality Customer Service in the United States and Canada is (866) 773-1114 or 727-733-1110.

Schwenker & Associates is an independent management consulting practice based in Halifax, Nova Scotia with specializations in Human Resources management and development (incl. e-training, coaching and leadership development), project management & evaluation, strategic planning, and facilitation services. The practice is well recognized for coaching and training management consultants across Canada and for providing services to develop consultants and consulting organizations internationally.

Kevin Schwenker, FCMC, specializes in Management education, serving as a National Trainer for CMC-Canada (the professional organization of Certified Management Consultants in Canada) and also delivers a number of management courses in the Sobey School of Business MBA program at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada, and as an adjunct professor at SMOT, a private graduate management school in Chennai, India. He has led a wide range of multi-faceted consulting projects locally, nationally and internationally, for private, public and not-for-profit sector clients.

Kevin's links with the NCEA date back to the founding of the organization. In June 2000, he was brought to New York to facilitate the development of the first governance model, bylaws, and strategic direction of the NCEA. Kevin continued to work with the organization facilitating its Annual General Meetings and Board of Directors meetings for the next two years. He performed similar duties in assisting with the founding of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists in San Francisco in February 2002. Kevin also contributed editorial assistance to the PCI Journal from time to time, including abstracting medical journal articles for issues published in 2004-2005.

Overview of the National NCEA Certification Program

The path to becoming NCEA Certified begins with knowing if you meet the candidate requirements. Complete the application with supporting documents, and submit for verification. Prepare for and take the National Certification Exam. This entire program can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks.

About National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations

The coalition is a group of active skin care associations, companies & individuals, who have united to establish standards and best practices, and provide political representation for our profession to state legislators and licensing boards.

ISO-Quality Testing Sites

Winston College, Burnaby, British Columbia
Ashton College, Vancouver, British Columbia
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, NL
Academy of Learning, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Lifeline I.T. Inc., Concord, Ontario
eNetronic Advanced Technology Training, Markham, Ontario
triOS College, Mississauga, Ontario
Canadore College of Applied Arts, North Bay, Ontario
Confederation College, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Maverick Solutions Inc., Toronto, Ontario
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Expertech Personnel Services Inc., Montreal, Quebec
Professional Western Computers, Regina, Saskatchewan