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Licensing, Certification and Accreditation in the Spa, Massage Therapy and Beauty Industry PDF

Licensing, Certification and Accreditation in the Spa, Massage Therapy and Beauty Industry PDF

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What is the difference between licensure, accreditation, certification and assessment in the field of spa, massage therapy, beauty and wellness field (with a focus on the Philippines)? This article will give you the necessary information to distinguish them.
What is the difference between licensure, accreditation, certification and assessment in the field of spa, massage therapy, beauty and wellness field (with a focus on the Philippines)? This article will give you the necessary information to distinguish them.

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Licensing, Certification and Accreditation in the Spa, Massage Therapy and Beauty (CosmetologyIndustry) by Eunice yunesa@yahoo.comLast updated 7/14/20091
 LICENSING, CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATIONIN THESPA, MASSAGE THERAPY AND BEAUTY INDUSTRYbyEunice Estiponawww.yunesa.blogspot.com Let us look at the differences between licensing, certification and accreditation:There are two forms of licensing: licensing for a business and licensing for a profession.Licensing in a business is a legal agreement between the individual and the government for thepurpose of establishing a business. Licensing in business is a governmental regulation coveringprimarily covering the physical office, sanitation and training requirements. Examples arelicenses issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, by the Department of Trade andIndustry and similar government agencies allowing you to engage in that specific form ofbusiness.Licensing in a profession, on the other hand, is a legal permission granted by a state orgovernment to perform the profession legally and indicates effectiveness or proficiency in thepractice of that profession. This is generally mandatory, granting permission to engage in anoccupation after the degree of competency has been established and acquired to ensure publicprotection and consumer safety. This generally involves the police power of the government. Itpresumes that working in a particular field of activity is a privilege which can be given andwithdrawn by the issuing agency depending on their requirements. Once a licensing law hasbeen passed it becomes illegal for anyone to engage in that occupation unless that individualhas a license or otherwise mandated by law.What does this mean? To make it simple in our everyday life, when we say you are a licenseddriver, it means to say you are permitted by the government to drive or even make driving yourprofession. If you are Licensed Medical Technologist or Registered Nurse, it means you havebeen granted permission to practice your profession by the Professional RegulationsCommission (PRC). Different government agencies handle different licensure requirements. Ifthere is a licensure in a certain field or profession, it means, if you want to make money out of it
 
Licensing, Certification and Accreditation in the Spa, Massage Therapy and Beauty (CosmetologyIndustry) by Eunice yunesa@yahoo.comLast updated 7/14/20092
or you want to make a career out of it, you are obligated by law to be licensed. It is notvoluntary, mandatory ang magpa-license. So if you want to make spa, massage, beauty orwellness as a career at merong ng licensure rules and regulations or law governing those fieldsmentioned dapat merong kang lisensiya. In the Philippines, among the four mentioned onlymassage therapy has licensure. So according to PD 856, The Implementing Rules andRegulations of Chapter XXIII for Massage Clinics and Sauna Bath Establishments of the Codeof Sanitation of the Philippines, Section 9.1.1, No person is authorized to practice massagetherapy in the Philippines without holding a valid certificate of registration for masseur issued bythe Committee of Examiners for Masseurs and approved by the Secretary of Health. Exceptionto the rule: Not unless you are under the supervision of a Licensed Massage Therapist. So, inshort, illegal mag practice ng massage therapy sa Philippines without a license. Kahit pa nagaral ka sa ibang bansa. Let us take for example, yung mga nurse who wants to work in the USas nurses, they have to be licensed by PRC and at the same time, they have to pass CGFNS,IELTS, etc. So, after passing all these exams dun ka pa lang magiging qualified mag practice saAmerika. Huwag matatampo. This is the law and I am just stating this, not unless ma re-repealito then its still enforcible. Wala pang licensure ang spa, beauty, wellness or cosmetology (well,not that I know of only certification meron but I think law makers are slowly getting it into thesystem of licensing these professions). Tingnan naman natin ang ibang bansa (let us look atother countries), in the US, different states have different laws. The United States have nonational standard for massage therapy, or spa therapy or beauty/aesthetics therapy training.Different States have different licensing requirements and twelve States do not even havestatewide requirements. Canada naman has one of the most rigorous training programs andBritish Columbia requires 3,000 hours. Canada has different training requirements for theirtherapists; only three provinces: British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland have standardsfor massage therapists; the remaining provinces do not. However efforts to create nationalregulation for massage therapists in Canada are underway. A massage therapist must havecompleted 3,000 hours of training to practice in British Columbia. Alberta, on the other hand,does not require training at all. So you see, depending on the country/location you are at, youmay only require Licensure to be able to practice. So depending on the circumstances, butgenerally, even if you are a Licensed Massage Practitioner/Therapist in the United States andyou want to practice in the Philippines, you still have to comply with the requirements ofLicensure laws of the country that you wish to practice in. For more information on laws, rulesand regulations of other countries and all the US States, my book, The Spa, Massage Therapy
 
Licensing, Certification and Accreditation in the Spa, Massage Therapy and Beauty (CosmetologyIndustry) by Eunice yunesa@yahoo.comLast updated 7/14/20093
and Wellness Resource Book and Career Guide is already available onwww.Amazon.comandvery soon for Philippine readers in all National Bookstores and PowerBooks nationwide. Here isthe link to the summary of the book, its free to view, read, download and print:http://www.scribd.com/doc/6425282/About-the-Book-Spa-Massage-and-Wellness-Resource-Guide-and-Career-Book Let us now go to Certification. Certification on the other hand, is a statement of completion,diploma or meeting a set of standards. Unlike Licensing, this is voluntary and does not involvethe police power of the state. It also means that an individual has completed a course, training,seminar or workshop. Affiliation with an organization may or may not require a proficiencyexamination for admittance before they issue a certificate. Certification maybe withdrawnanytime by the issuing agency but this does not stop one from working or practicing theprofession. Certification courses are offered by a variety of organizations, institutions,individuals, agencies and establishments. It is essentially the process of publicly attesting that aspecified quality or standard has been achieved or exceeded. Professional certification on theother hand, uses a voluntary formal process to identify and acknowledge the individual whohave met a recognized standard. Usually, this standard includes education, examination on theknowledge and skills, experience and the overall abilities of the person performing the job. Sowhen an individual meets the standard, a certification is received from a private non-governmentprofessional organization or certifying agency. The credibility and integrity of the certifyingagency determines whether the agency’s certification means anything to the public andtherefore its validity and value to the public’s eye. A certification (ito yung mga ini-issue sa atinna mga certificates) attests that the individual has demonstrated a certain level of mastery of aspecific knowledge or skills within its scope of practice. Pardon me if I will use massage therapyagain because this is the only field that has both Licensure and Certification requirements, thusthe most developed (should I say) in terms of current curriculum and policies in the country to-date, in the field of spa and wellness. In the massage therapy field of the Philippines, theDepartment of Health Committee of Examiners for Masseurs (DOH-COE) is the Licensing bodyfor Massage Therapy while The Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) is thecertifying agency for Massage Therapy. Wag nating pag awayin ang dalawang ahensiyabecause each has their own roles to play. You cannot say to your left leg that I do not need youbecause I have an arm. You cannot say that your eyes is more important than your ears kasi

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it was worthy information. I need to know is elegible an RN to get SPA licence to open a spa business? also can make botax injection by RN licence or need to a physician for this procedue? is there any association for SPA in Ontario?
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thanks. the information here really help me a lot with my paper.
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This is very useful information.this will open other mined who dont believed on certification,nor licensed in the field of massage therapist.wish to have more like you who have a heart in this kind of matter.keep it up!
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