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what is itec?

Atelier Esthétique® Institute of Esthetics is proud to be the first American school affiliated with the International Therapy Examination Council, or “ITEC.”

ITEC is the largest multi-disciplinary international examination board, issuing 28 professional diplomas recognized and respected by employers in more than 30 countries. ITEC’s credentials are widely considered the highest professional standing that an esthetician can currently hold, and they are easily transportable from country to country. Presently, they are widely considered to represent the highest esthetic quality in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, enabling members to work in a wide variety of spas, salons, resorts, cruise liners, TV/theatre make-up, holistic centers, clinics, medical esthetics, and other health and leisure centers worldwide.

In 2004, ITEC expanded its global reach by introducing its education and testing program to the United States in affiliation with Atelier Esthétique® Institute of Esthetics. This addition will quickly add the U.S. to the list of countries where an international diploma is not a novelty but a necessity for denoting excellence in esthetics. Some U.S.-affiliated companies, such as Steiner Cruise Lines, based in Miami, already require that their estheticians be ITEC-certified.

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