Golden, CO. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), the nation’s largest membership organization for estheticians, has announced the launch of the SkinPro Education Series, an advanced education program for ASCP members. The program is designed to be product-neutral and is tailored to licensed professionals in four typical career paths, with targeted training and resources for independent contractors, employed estheticians, spa owners and esthetics instructors.

“The SkinPro Education Series is a practical way for any esthetician to improve technical and business skills for a successful career,” says Susanne Schmaling, ASCP’s director of education. “We are all very excited about launching this new benefit for our members. It’s all about practical advice based on proven best practices, and all the information can be used no matter what product line or equipment the esthetician has available.”

All classes, workshops and other resources in the series are available at no cost, only to ASCP members. Online classes are taken at the member’s own pace, with certificates granted on completion of key classes, and can be accessed by logging into the Members section of Regional workshops, conducted by Schmaling, will begin later this year.

The SkinPro Education Series joins ASCP’s wide range of member benefits, all designed to provide support to skin care professionals: liability insurance coverage, ASCP Skin Deep magazine, the Successful Business Handbook, a website builder with full hosting and unlimited pages, educational webinars, client forms, print and online marketing materials, and discounts with numerous companies. All member benefits are included in the annual membership fee of $259.

About ASCP

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest membership organization for estheticians, instructors and students in the skin care profession. ASCP provides its 13,000+ members with affordable liability insurance, business-building tools, educational resources, advocacy and publications. It also provides information to the public about skin care treatments and careers. Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, ASCP was founded in 2007 by the leadership of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, which has a 25-year track record in serving massage therapy professionals.