About CIDESCO

Founded in 1946 in Brussels with our Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie – CIDESCO is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy.

CIDESCO is a non-profit organisation providing swiss quality education. Our membership is open to the leading schools, colleges, beauty salons and spas of the world and students looking to achieve a superior level of training and the CIDESCO Diploma qualification which is recognised worldwide.

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Today CIDESCO is represented in over 33 countries to promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information by organizing yearly international congresses held all over the world. The CIDESCO diploma is being recognized as the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Esthetics and Beauty Therapy. It is the passport to jobs in Esthetics all over the world. It is also a brand to confirm your Esthetics and Skin Care profession.

A CIDESCO diploma or certificate is the highest qualification in the esthetics industry, known by employers throughout the world. A CIDESCO graduate student is known to employers to be exceptionally prepared for any type of spa or beauty opportunity available. Whether it is facial treatments or body treatments, the CIDESCO programs prepare students to work hands on, providing any number of services, from skin assessments and eyebrow tinting to massage and waxing. With a CIDESCO education, you will be at the highest level of learning, and able to compete with global standards and expectations.

Do you want to travel the world on a cruise ship? CIDESCO standards will be recognized and greatly benefit as you head into international waters. Many International doctors and spas are aware of the benefits and high standards that being a CIDESCO Diplomat represents. They are more apt to hire someone with a CIDESCO Diploma because they know that they will be getting an employee with the best training available.Want to stay closer to home? Many Manufacturers and Cosmetic companies recognize the standard of CIDESCO and are searching for well qualified employees. In this competitive environment, where wellness, beauty, and health are all interconnected, you must stay ahead of the game! Employers are looking for therapists that are multi-licensed and have a broad, extensive education. With CIDESCO you will have that and much more!

, CIDESCO, Esthetic Institute CIDESCO Certificates & Diplomas Available at Esthetic Institute

CIDESCO, which has been defining professional standards in the Beauty Therapy Industry since 1946, has developed  new Certificates in response to the changes and needs within the Beauty and Spa Industry globally. 

A student obtaining a CIDESCO qualification is assured that the qualification will be recognised and respected worldwide within the Beauty and Spa Industry. CIDESCO graduates will continue to ‘stand out’ in an increasingly competitive skills market.

Manual Facial

Aim of the course

To provide candidates the required information and qualification to be able to efficiently and effectively work as skin care therapists offering facial treatments including cleansing technique; skin analysis; tinting and shaping; deep cleansing with brush machine, steamer and exfoliation products; facial massage; mask applications and day care application.

Pre-requisite

No pre-requisites are required

Training

Candidates are required to have completed a course of at least 300 hours at a registered CIDESCO School covering all subjects in the CIDESCO Manual Facial Certificate Syllabus.

Examination

All candidates must have undertaken at least 4 school examinations (2 Practical and 2 Theory) during the course of their training before being eligible to sit their CIDESCO examination.

The examination for the Manual Facial Certificate consists of three parts:

  1. Theoretical examination – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) exam. 1 Hour. 60 Questions
  2. Practical examination. 2 Hours.
  3. 5 Case Histories. Pre- requisite to sit Manual Facial Certificate Examination.

Beauty Therapy (Post Graduate)

Aim of the course

To give qualified Skin and Body Therapists (Beauty Therapists / Estheticians) with a formal training and a minimum of 3 years practical experience in a Skin and Body Care Salon Centre/Spa or in combination with teaching, the opportunity to gain the prestigious CIDESCO International qualification.

Training

All Candidates must complete a refresher course of at least 60 hours at a CIDESCO School or CIDESCO National Section. The refresher course must be tailored to the individual needs ensuring that the candidates have covered all subjects in the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Syllabus.

Examination

The examination for the Post Graduate Beauty Therapy Diploma consists of a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper, a practical exam and assessment of the project with case histories.

Project with Case Histories

Candidates are required to research and write a Project assignment on a subject relevant to the study of beauty therapy and connected to their Case Histories.

Cancelation: All fees must be paid in full 90 days prior to the Exam and are non‐refundable, unless the school cancels the exam session.

Schedule: Dates will be provided for the workshops once registration is closed. We close registration 3 months before the Exam date to leave ample time for students to prepare for the exam and to work on their
project/case histories. Exams are held annually in either the Spring or Fall.

Please note that Certification programs are not accredited and do not qualify for Title IV financial aid or GI Bill® /VA Chapters.

Candidates must provide a model for the exam ‐ details will be given during the workshops.

We are now preparing students for upcoming CIDESCO exams. For more information on our special CIDESCO preparation program, call us today at (703) 288-4228.

All courses and schedules are available on a minimum class start. Classes may be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled due to class, faculty or instructor scheduling conflict, as well as in the case of insufficient enrollment. The Esthetic Institute reserves the right to make said changes without prior notice. The School offers makeup hours for students enrolled in licensure classes who would like to make up missed hours.

All courses and schedules are available on a minimum class start. Classes may be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled due to class, faculty or instructor scheduling conflict, as well as in the case of insufficient enrollment. The Esthetic Institute reserves the right to make said changes without prior notice. The School offers makeup hours for students enrolled in licensure classes who would like to make up missed hours.

All educational programs at the Esthetic Institute are taught in English.