Like every state in the US, a person who wants to become a certified esthetician in Rhode Island must first complete a training program. Although it is not required that an esthetician have attended and graduated from a four-year college, these skin care specialists must have completed a certified course at a cosmetology school. To find a certified esthetician school, interested parties should contact the Rhode Island State Board of Cosmetology for additional information. Rhode Island requires that estheticians have completed a minimum of 600 hours of training. In addition, after the successful completion of the classroom instruction the applicant must take and pass Rhode Island’s written and practice exam for estheticians.