Membership Guidelines

ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this organization is the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations, hereinafter referred to as the NCEA.

ARTICLE II - OFFICES
SECTION 1 - PRINCIPAL OFFICE - The principal office for the transaction of the activities and affairs of NCEA will be the office of the Executive Director/CEO of the NCEA.

ARTICLE III - PURPOSE & MISSION STATEMENT
SECTION 1 - PURPOSE & MISSION STATEMENT
The NCEA is a voluntary coalition of estheticians, (to include other licenses/certifications that refer to the individual who performs skin care services under a state regulatory agency) manufacturers/distributors, schools (corporations) and associations.  

The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.

ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1- MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

  1. Association Membership.  Esthetic industry and related organizations that support the purpose of the NCEA.
  2. Corporate Membership.  Manufacturers/Distributors, esthetic schools, health-care organizations, medical centers, or other institutions and organizations that support the purpose of the NCEA.
  3. Individual Membership.  An individual who support the purpose of the NCEA.

SECTION 2 - VOTING RIGHTS OF MEMBERS, PARTICIPATION AT MEETINGS
In the case of a required vote, each Membership Classification will have voting rights. Each Association Member organization will submit an official voting delegate. Each Corporate Member organization will submit an official voting delegate. Individual members will have one vote.  The Executive Director will maintain a roster of official representatives.

SECTION 3 - QUOROM AT MEETINGS
The membership in attendance or only those present at the meeting will be considered sufficient quorum.

SECTION 4 - TITLE USE

  1. The name National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations its logos, and the initials NCEA, may be used in any articles, on business cards or websites, etc. by current NCEA members in reference to their status as a member only. Any such use shall be done in an ethical manner and shall reflect appropriate discretion.

SECTION 5 - FEES, DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

  1. Association Membership.  Fees, Dues and Assessments will be done annually or as needed.
  2. Corporate Membership. Fees, Dues and Assessments will be done annually or as needed.
  3. Individual Membership. Fees, Dues and Assessments will be done annually or as needed.

ARTICLE V - CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
SECTION 1 - LEGISLATIVE FUNDS Contributions can be accepted from members or any individual or organization, which wishes to support the purposes of the NCEA.

SECTION 2 - SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Contributions can be accepted from members or any individual or organization, which wishes to support the purposes of the NCEA.

SECTION 3 - MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS As deemed necessary by the Executive Director. Contributions can be accepted from members  or  any individual or organization, which wishes to support the purposes of the NCEA.

ARTICLE VI - DISCIPLINARY AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
SECTION 1. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

  1. The NCEA may terminate and/or deny any membership or membership renewal at any time for any reason.
  2. Should any member: 1) be charged with misconduct and/or failure to practice their profession  in accordance with the principles and standards set forth in the NCEA Code of Ethics; or 2) be accused of using his/her membership in NCEA for fraudulent  purposes; said member shall be informed in writing of the charges made against him/her and shall be granted the privilege of  presenting  a written defense to the NCEA shall review the evidence presented and render a decision  based upon the evidence available.
  3. In the event that it's determined that  a member  has violated  the principles  of the NCEA  Code of Ethics, has been convicted of a moral  offense or felony  by a governmental authority, is guilty  of misconduct unbefitting an NCEA member, and/or is in default in  payment of membership  dues, said member's membership shall be  revoked  and  such  member  shall  be  denied  all  rights  and privileges of membership in NCEA. Upon demand of the NCEA or its designee, said member shall surrender to NCEA all membership certificates, documents, and various other member materials.
  4. It shall be deemed a violation for any individual whose membership in NCEA has been revoked or who is not currently a paid member in good standing to wear, use, display or advertise the NCEA logo, certificate, member card or claim membership in NCEA. Any such violations may be subject to legal action.
  5. Decisions of the NCEA or is designee are considered final.

SECTION 2. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

  1. Complaints alleging a violation of conduct or Code of Ethics by a member must be submitted  in writing to the NCEA. Such written complaint shall be signed by the complainant and shall state fully in as precise a manner as possible the facts surrounding the acts considered to be violations, and the nature and extent of the alleged violations. A grievance may be initiated by any member. Any member of the public may file a complaint by writing the NCEA.
  2. All documents  and findings of the proceedings involving disciplinary procedures  shall be kept strictly confidential in order to protect the rights of the accused,  unless ordered released by a court of law.
  3. A member against whom a grievance has been submitted shall  be  informed in  writing of  such grievance by certified mail, return receipt requested, sent within thirty (30) days of receipt of said complaint.
  4. NCEA may at any time communicate with a member against whom a grievance/complaint has been filed, the person who filed said grievance/complaint, or both, in order to determine  whether the matter can be resolved among the parties without further NCEA involvement.  In the event the matter can be resolved between the parties pursuant to mediation by the NCEA or its designee, the grievance will be withdrawn and the matter will be closed.
  5. Decisions of the NCEA or its designee are considered final.

ARTICLE VII - SECTION 10 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Executive Director will be the Chief Executive Officer of the Organization and shall be responsible for; ensuring that the objectives of the Organization are carried out, for maintaining general direction and control of the affairs of the Organization, and supervising the implementation of  the  policies  and programs. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Executive Director, subject to the direction of the members, shall be responsible for calling meetings of the members as may be required for the purpose of reporting on Organization activities and recommending policies and programs, calling Annual and Special Meetings of members of the Organization, participating in all meetings of the members, and executing all deeds, documents and instruments which require the CEO’s signature.

ARTICLE VIII - FISCAL YEAR
The Fiscal Year of the Organization shall be January 1 through December 31 of each year.