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Facials Specialty

Career Cluster: Human Services 

Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework | Gainful Employment Disclosure Brochure – English | Folleto – Español


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Human Services career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Human Services career cluster.

A student completing the Facials Specialist program is prepared for employment as a licensed facials/skin care specialist. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a Facials Specialty Certification.

The content includes, but is not limited to, communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; safe and efficient work practices; Florida cosmetology law and rules; acquisition of knowledge of the facial specialist and the related chemistry; bacteriology, anatomy and physiology; art of make-up; and development of skill in performing the manipulative and electrical techniques required in the practice of facials specialist occupations.

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the cosmetology industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying technological principles, labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues.

Certificate Of Completion

A certificate of completion is issued to program completers who obtain all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s) and obtain licensure from the Florida State Board of Cosmetology.

Course Number: CSP0265 
Occupational Completion Point: A 
Facials/Skin Care Specialists – 260 Hours – SOC Code 39-5094

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

01.0 Identify career opportunities.
02.0 Demonstrate the importance of health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance. 
03.0 Employ safe, sanitary and efficient work practices.
04.0 Demonstrate language arts knowledge and skills. 
05.0 Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills. 
06.0 Demonstrate science knowledge and skills. 
07.0 Explain the importance of employability skill and entrepreneurship skills. 
08.0 Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills needed to accomplish team goals and objectives. 
09.0 Demonstrate personal money-management concepts, procedures, and strategies. 
10.0 Describe the importance of professional ethics and legal responsibilities. 
11.0 Describe the roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment. 
12.0 Use Information Technology tools. 
13.0 Solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation.
14.0 Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing and interpreting information and ideas. 
15.0 Perform facials, manipulation and related massage, make-up, hair removal, and artificial lash application. Identify the proper chemical to be prescribed using an understanding of the chemistry that affects the nails and skin that can be described, measure and predicted. Demonstrate proper procedure and application of chemicals.

Laboratory Activities

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students. 

Special Notes

Please refer to 61G5-22.006 F.A.C. for specific hours of instruction in the indicated theory items as well as the required number of services students must complete the program.

Planned and supervised instructional activities must be provided through one or more of the following: (1) directed laboratory experience, (2) student projects, (3) placement for the experience.

Basic Skills (If Applicable)

In Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) programs offered for 450 hours or more, in accordance with Rule 6A-10.040, F.A.C., the minimum basic skills grade levels required for post-secondary adult career/technical student to complete this program are Mathematics 8, Language 8 and Reading 9. These grade level numbers correspond to a grade equivalent score obtained on a state designated basic skills examination.

Adult students with disabilities, as defined in Section 1004.02(7), Florida Statutes, may be exempted from meeting the basic skills requirements (Rule 6A-10.040). Students served in exceptional student education (except gifted) as defined in s. 1003.01(3)(a), F.S., may also be exempted from meeting the basic skills requirement. Each school district and Florida college must adopt a policy addressing procedures for exempting eligible students with disabilities from the basic skills requirement as permitted in Section 1004.91(3), F.S.

Students who possess a college degree at the Associate of Applied Science level or higher; who have completed or are exempt from the college entry-level examination, or who have passed a state, national, or industry licensure exam are exempt from meeting the basic skills requirement (Rule 6A-10.040, F.A.C.) Exemptions from the state, national, or industry licensure are limited to the certifications listed at http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/dwdframe/rtf/basicskills-License-exempt.rtf.

Points & Grade 

The following grading scale will apply to all courses within the program: 90 -100 A | 80 – 89 B | 70 – 79 C | 60 – 69 D | 59 or less F

Total Program Cost 

$2.56 per Hour + Materials + Fees (In-State Career / Technical Education Program Rate) 
$10.25 per Hour + Materials + Fees (Out-of-State Career / Technical Education Program Rate)