Please visit your Educator’s Portal to complete your License and Curriculum application. You will have 30 Days to submit all required documentation. Failure to do so will result in loss of purchase without refund. If you need an extension, please text the fast response text line to be give an additional 15-day extension. 45 Days is the maximum allowed time to submit all documents. The licensing process will take up to 30 additional days. Membership Welcome kits and official license will be received within 90 days after payment via mail.
National Medspa Association Membership Terms and Conditions Agreement
Terms and Conditions Agreement between Members and National Medspa Association (NATIONALMSA.ORG)
Welcome to the National Medspa Association (NATIONALMSA.ORG). The NATIONALMSA.ORG website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by National Med Spa Association (“NMSA”). NATIONALMSA.ORG is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”).
Your use of NATIONALMSA.ORG constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully and keep a copy of them for your reference. NATIONALMSA.ORG is a Licensing and Regulation’s Bureau Site. The National Medspa Association is a Governing entity for Non-Invasive Aesthetic Practitioners and Educators. The department of Licensing & Regulations will collect occupational fees from businesses within the division of Non-Invasive Aesthetics.
New businesses and established unauthorized operators must obtain their NMSA Occupational License one month prior to opening their business or upon receipt of acceptance NMSA Membership & Accreditation. Each of the 50 states has their own medical practice act that dictates the Regulations for medical spa practices. It can be confusing and hard to consistently comply with these regulations, but it is worth it for a medical spa owner and employee to be ahead of the game and stay abreast of the rules and regulations. Understanding the Scope of Practice as a Non-Invasive Practitioner is especially important.
Regulations that apply to INVASIVE medical spa differ from regulations that apply to Non-Invasive Med Spas. The NMSA Board of Non-Invasive Practitioners & Educators consistently lobbies, congress and the boards of medicine, cosmetology, electrology, pharmacy, and even radiology to guarantee our members are not performing outside of their scope of practice. Often, professionals post questions on industry social media websites that pertain to a state rule; while this may be a quick way to get a response, professionals should realize that the person responding may not be familiar with their state’s rules and they cannot rely on this source to hold up in court. It is best to contact the NMSA and have physical copies of our regulations to ensure you are remaining compliant.
Who Can Obtain Licensing through the NMSA? Non-Invasive Aesthetic Beauty & Spa Educators can obtain Accreditation through the NMSA. Practitioners are only required to obtain a License.
The National Medspa Association is a Governing entity for Non-Invasive Aesthetic Practitioners and Educators.
The department of Licensing & Regulations will collect occupational fees from businesses within the division of Non-Invasive Aesthetics. New businesses and established unauthorized operators must obtain their NMSA Occupational License one month prior to opening their business or upon receipt of acceptance NMSA Membership & Accreditation.
Each of the 50 states has their own medical practice act that dictates the Regulations for medical spa practices. It can be confusing and hard to consistently comply with these regulations, but it is worth it for a medical spa owner and employee to be ahead of the game and stay abreast of the rules and regulations.
Understanding the Scope of Practice as a Non-Invasive Practitioner is especially important. Regulations that apply to INVASIVE medical spa differ from regulations that apply to Non-Invasive Med Spas.
The NMSA Board of Non-Invasive Practitioners & Educators consistently lobbies Congress and the boards of medicine, cosmetology, electrology, pharmacy, and even radiology to guarantee our members are not performing outside of their scope of practice.
Often, professionals post questions on industry social media websites that pertain to a state rule; while this may be a quick way to get a response, professionals should realize that the person responding may not be familiar with their state’s rules and they cannot rely on this source to hold up in court. It is best to contact the NMSA and have physical copies of our regulations to ensure you are remaining compliant.
Who Can Obtain Licensing through the NMSA?
Non-Invasive Aesthetic Beauty & Spa Educators can obtain Accreditation through the NMSA.
Practitioners are only required to obtain a License.
Your membership is a contractual privilege to use the National Medspa Association’s membership portal, accreditation seal, and services.
Your membership does not entitle you to any interest or ownership in the
Association or its property and confers no right to participate in the management or operation of the association. The membership types, the amount of
initiation fees, dues, and other charges payable by the members, the suspension and termination of members, and all other matters affecting or
relating to your membership shall be in the Association’s sole discretion.
Members will comply with all deadlines to prevent possible termination of account without refund. Members also understand the Licensing process time frame will vary depending on submissions of documentation.
Document Submission Deadline
Members Directory will reflect on our website within 7-10 business days upon receipt of paying membership fees.
NMSA License Data Search provides information about Accredited and licensed individuals for those professions and businesses that are regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Individuals seeking licensing information can do so through our user-friendly, self-service NMSA Open Record Center (ORC) License Directory. All Licensed members must sign a “Public Information Act Policy” at the time of submitting license application.
The Privacy Act of the National Med Spa Association, as amended, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, establishes a code of fair information practices that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies.
A system of records is a group of records under the control of an agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifier assigned to the individual.
The Privacy Act requires that agencies give the public notice of their systems of records by publication in the Federal Register.
The Privacy Act prohibits the disclosure of a record about an individual from a system of records absent the written consent of the individual unless the disclosure is pursuant to one of twelve statutory exceptions. The Act also provides individuals with a means by which to seek access to and amendment of their records and sets forth various agency record-keeping requirements.
Upon membership acceptance, members are agreeing to business listing being published in our database as public records.
Members understand that communications with us can be done by scheduling a call via our website or by texting our fast response text line (929) 209-1991. All members will be appointed an agent who will be assisting during their duration of membership.
Members must submit business logos to Response text line (929) 209-1991 with-in 30 days to receive Custom Media Kit. The turnaround time will be 3-5 business days after approval of membership.
Hours of Operation (The NMSA will be closed Saturday – Sundays)
Monday-Fridays 9AM: 6PM
Wednesdays 9AM: 6PM
Monday-Friday 9AM: 9PM
The National Medspa Association is not responsible for assisting members with obtaining physical business locations, as every state requirement vary. We do understand that this is an important aspect in becoming a business owner. We have included recommendations to enlighten members on what they should do to obtain a physical location.
Understanding State Professional Business Categories:
Most State’s Professional Business Categories consist of Cosmetologist, Estheticians, and Massage Therapist as professional business types.
Are not considered professional categories, which means state officials will not recognize these terms. We have provided a list of ways to bypass this.
3 SIMPLE STEPS
The NMSA, shall conduct random inspections of every licensed and unlicensed non-invasive medical spa facility. An inspection report will be forwarded to the provider’s business residing state.
Such inspections shall be repeated within a period no less than two years and no more than four years, or in response to the filing of a complaint with the NMSA.
For each inspection:
1) A representative of (Business State) shall provide proper identification.
2) The owner of a non-invasive medical spa facility shall permit access to all parts of the facility and all pertinent employee records and facility protocols required for inspection.
3) An inspection report shall identify in a narrative form any violations of (this Act/regulation) and shall be cross-referenced to the section of (the Act/regulation) being violated.
4) Results of the inspection shall be made available to the public upon request.
Any person who violates any provisions of (this Act/regulation) or who shall refuse to comply with a lawful order or directive of the National Med Spa Association, shall be liable for monetary Penalties can range between $1,500 and $7,500 per violation.
Repeat violations can cost $75,000.
and all other applicable law and/or injunctive action as provided by law, or both.
The NMSA may revoke, suspend, or deny renewal of a license(s) to operate a Non-invasive medical spa facility for failure to comply with any provision of (this Act/regulation).
The NMSA may revoke, suspend, or take other disciplinary action against the medical license of any medical director or supervising physicians found to be in violation of the requirements of (this Act/regulation).
All members will be required to complete the following mandatory courses prior to submitting Licensing Application. Members who have previously obtained any of the following will not need to retake course if certification is not expired. The following courses are provided by are recognized by the NMSA as Accredited and Approved training provider.
Total Credits Obtained from Mandatory Courses = 100 CE Credits
These courses can be found by visiting https://nationalmsa.org/licensing/
Hours of In-Class/ In-Person including:
(8 Hrs In Class = 40 CE Credits)
(16 Hrs Online = 40 CE Credit)
Some courses may provide only 20 credits please visit Educator’s Dashboard to learn more.
Each addition 8/ 16 hrs will be equivalent to 40 CE Credits.
Educators are required to provide students with exams upon completion of training. Students are required to pass exams with a 78% or Higher. Students who fail exams will be responsible for remediation fees which are determined by the training institute, not to exceed the amount of ($150.00 USD)
Students who fail the exam more than twice will result in “Student & Training Provider Evaluation.”
The evaluation process is used to determine if the training curriculum may need to be revised to aid in the academic progress of students.
Educator’s must present students with an NMSA Transcript which can be found on their educator’s portal.
NMSA and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion. Children Under Thirteen NMSA does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use NATIONALMSA.ORG only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Cancellation/Refund Policy US orders:
Due to the sensitivity of our products, and services all sales are final. Returns are not accepted. All Sales are Final on Memberships, Licensing, Accreditations, or any other products or services obtained through the National Med Spa Association! No Refunds will be distributed. You Are acknowledging and take full responsibility for the payment and no dispute will be made by bank or financial institution. All charges were made with your consent, and you are the authorized user of the card charged.
User who purchases acknowledge that an extensive review will take please 30-90 days prior to receiving Membership Welcome Kit, Licensing, and educator’s Embosser. Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services NATIONALMSA.ORG may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of NMSA and NMSA is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. NMSA is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by NMSA of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via NATIONALMSA.ORG are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the NATIONALMSA.ORG domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that NMSA may share such information and data with any third party with whom NMSA has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service, or functionality on behalf of NATIONALMSA.ORG users and customers. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of NMSA or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto. You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site.
NMSA content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of NMSA and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of NMSA or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your NMSA account to third party accounts. By connecting your NMSA account to your third-party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third-party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
Service is controlled, operated, and administered by NMSA from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the NMSA Content accessed through NATIONALMSA.ORG in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions, or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NMSA, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. NMSA reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter.
otherwise, subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with NMSA in asserting any available defenses.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims regarding these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and NMSA agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. NATIONAL MED SPA ASSOCIATION AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME. NATIONAL MED SPA ASSOCIATION AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. NATIONAL MED SPA ASSOCIATION AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL NATIONAL MED SPA ASSOCIATION AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF NATIONAL MED SPA ASSOCIATION OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
NMSA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in New York in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and NMSA as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. NMSA’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of NMSA’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by NMSA with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and NMSA with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the user and NMSA with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
NMSA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which NATIONALMSA.ORG is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. NMSA encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
NMSA welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
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Email Address: LICENSING@NATIONALMSA.ORG
Effective as of January 01, 2019