Massage Licensing Program


Massage Licensing & Training Programs

At Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy, our full-time and part-time massage licensing & training programs focus on Foundations & Core Learning (Level 1), Sciences & Advanced Body Work (Level 2), Advanced Sciences & Specialized Body Work (Level 3) & Selective Topics & Culmination (Level 4).

We are proud to offer the expertise of one of the best massage therapy instructors in the Washington DC Region, Virginia and Maryland.  To read the bio of Lucas Zarlengo, Massage Therapy Program Director, click here.

Teacher Helping Student Training To Become Masseuse

Massage Therapy Instructor Helping Student Training To Become Masseuse

Massage Licensing Program – 750 clock hours

Through theory and clinical practice, students develop the skills and knowledge that are necessary to obtain licensure and be a successful massage therapist with particular emphasis on ethics, client protection, safety, hygiene, anatomy and science topics.


The Massage Program covers the 750 clock hours of necessary coursework and practical requirements for passing either the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) or the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB). Certification must be obtained through the Virginia Board of Nursing in order to practice massage in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Full Time Massage Students:   31.25 Weeks.
  • Part Time Massage Students:  50 weeks.

Coursework Overview

Students will learn about specialization, CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens and business planning and continue advanced body work techniques.

Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy is centrally located near Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Metro Accessible

We are located across the street from the Silver Line Reston Metro Station (Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station) in Reston VA, and within 30 minute drive time of Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Excellence in Massage Training & Licensing in Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC.


Contact Us

11425 Isaac Newton Square South,
Suite 200, Reston, Virginia, 20190

Certification, Accreditation & Licensing

Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy is proud of our SCHEV certification, NACCAS accreditation and DPOR licensing that enhances the quality of your education. This institution is approved by the the Virginia State Approving Agency to offer GI Bill® educational benefits. Learn More
Certified to Operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

About Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy

A leading Aesthetic, Nail Technician & Massage Training School located in Reston, Virginia and central to Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia. We are situated .3 miles (6 minute walk) from the Wiehle–Reston East Metro station (Silver Line).

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COVID-19 Notice & Distance Learning Info

Due to the pandemic and the spread of Covid-19 all classes are temporarily being taught via distance learning using multiple platforms and instructor-led or hybrid which is a combination of distance learning for theory portion and in-person classes for practical hands-on.

Please note COVID-19 necessary health and safety precautions by obtaining information from local health care providers and state health authorities, and the CDC’s COVID-19 website. 

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