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CIDESCO Certificates

Take Your Career Further with a CIDESCO Qualification

Aesthetics Skincare

In 2018, CIDESCO developed three new certificates in response to the changes and needs within the beauty and spa industry globally. The Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage offers their certificates to continue to maintain the highest standards of professional education.

A student obtaining a CIDESCO certificate or diploma is assured that the qualification will be recognized and respected worldwide within the beauty and spa industry. CIDESCO graduates will continue to stand out in the increasingly competitive skills market, whether through earning a certificate or a diploma. Each certificate examination consists of three parts – a theoretical examination, a practical examination and project with case histories. ICE&M graduates are eligible to sit for the CIDESCO certificate exam within one year of graduation. Licensed massage therapists and estheticians that did not graduate from ICE&M must have three years of professional experience to sit for the certificate exam. 

Certificate Details
  • Fees for ICE&M Grads:

    • $900 – prep class.​

    • $450 – exam.

  • Working Professional:

    • $1,100 – prep class.​

    • $600 – exam.

Certificate in Aesthetics

This certificate provides candidates with the required information and qualification to be able to efficiently and effectively work as estheticians and perform treatments including facials with electrical treatments, waxing, makeup and, manicure and pedicure.

Candidates are required to have completed a course of at least 800 hours at a registered CIDESCO school, covering all subjects in the CIDESCO Aesthetics syllabus. All candidates must have undertaken at least four school examinations (two practical and two theory) during the course of their training to be eligible to sit for the CIDESCO examination. 

Certificate Details
  • Fees for ICE&M Grads:

    • $900 – prep class.​

    • $450 – exam.

  • Working Professional:

    • $1,100 – prep class.​

    • $600 – exam.

Certificate in Skincare

This certificate provides candidates with the required information and qualification to be able to efficiently and effectively work as skin care therapists and perform treatments including facials with electrical treatments, waxing and makeup.

Candidates are required to have completed a course of at least 750 hours at a registered CIDESCO school, covering all subjects in the CIDESCO Skin Care syllabus. All candidates must have undertaken at least four school examination (two practical and two theory) during the course of their training to be eligible to sit for the CIDESCO examination. 

Body Therapy Certificate
Certificate Details
  • Fees for ICE&M Grads:

    • $750 – prep class.​

    • $450 – exam.

  • Working Professional:

    • $950 – prep class.​

    • $600 – exam.

Certificate in Body Therapy

This certificate provides candidates the required information to be able to efficiently and effectively work as body therapists and perform body treatments with electrical treatments and massage. 

Candidates are required to have completed a course of at least 565 hours at a registered CIDESCO School, covering all subjects in the CIDESCO Body Therapy syllabus. All candidates must have undertaken at least four school examinations (two practical and two theory) during the course of their training to be eligible to sit for the CIDESCO examination. 

Certificate Details
  • Course Hours:

    • 160 Hours

  • Total Cost:

    • $2,000 - does not include required textbook for CIDESCO exam fees

  • Attendance:

    • Online with weekly Monday zoom meetings

    • Approximately 12 weeks long

Online CIDESCO Teacher Training 

Certificate Overview

The Teacher Training and Assessment Certification is developed to provide knowledge and practical competence in the area of education, training and assessment. The CIDESCO certificate in Teacher Training is for those interested in a teaching career. This certification will give the learner the scope to develop all the required knowledge, skill and understanding to enable the to work in teach and training.

The Teacher Training Certificate is available  to any person wishing to obtain a higher understanding of teach. No prior teaching training is required for this certificate although an understanding of the subject you wish to teach is an advantage.

Candidates are required to have completed their training of 160 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) cover all subjects in the CIDESCO Teacher Training Syllabus.

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