frequently asked questions

How do I apply?
Online, in person or download the enrollment application here and mail it to us.

What are the requirements for enrollment?
You must be at least 17 years of age, be a US citizen or legal resident and have a high school diploma, GED certificate or college transcripts.

How long is the program?
The full time track is 18 weeks or 4 1/2 months and meets Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The part time track is 36 weeks or 9 months and meets Monday through Thursday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Does the Academy offer financial assistance?
The Academy offers flexible, no interest payment plans to assist in funding the investment in your education. The Academy is a candidate with the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) to become accredited and then eligible to offer Federal Financial Aid..

What is included in the kit?
Books, products, DVD’s and lab supplies… everything you’ll need while attending the Academy.

Are there any other expenses?
The New York State examination and license fees are not included.

Does the Academy offer housing?
Not directly, but we’ll be happy to assist you in finding housing by referral to one of our preferred experts to assist in locating your ideal living situation.

Can I transfer from another school?
Yes. Please call (212) 243-3000 for more information.

How difficult are the tests?
Most written tests are multiple choice.

Will I practice on real people?
Yes. Initially you’ll practice on you fellow classmates and then have the opportunity to gain experience in treating real clients.

What if I need time off?
Special arrangements can be made to accommodate time off.

Will I be able to work and attend the Academy?
Yes. Full-time day or part-time evening classes are available to fit into your work schedule.

What holidays are observed?
Most Federal and State holidays are observed. There are two one week breaks during the year – one in the summer and another between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Can you help me get a job?
We will assist you in finding the right place to begin your career. Our worldwide network of over 25,000 salons and spas look to us when hiring.

What are the career options for a Skin Therapist?
There are many, from working in a salon or spa, a medical practice or on a film set! Speak to an Academy representative to learn about the exciting career paths available to a licensed Skin Therapist.

Can I get a license in another state after training at Dermalogica Academy?
Yes. Please speak to an Academy representative to learn more for your particular state.