Cidesco Launches Three New Education Certificates

Spa-industry students looking to study bodywork, skincare, and esthetics are in luck, thanks to three new certificates available from Cidesco. The international beauty therapy association has just launched three new continuing education options, awarding students a Certificate of Skincare, Certificate in Aesthetics, or a Certificate in Body Therapy. The courses will be available to the students of Cidesco-accredited institutions that are located in more than 30 countries across the globe.

“Educational systems are different in each country and we need to be more flexible in order to meet the future,” says Cidesco president Anna-Cari Gund. “We are pleased to be launching the three new Cidesco Certificates.  It will open up our membership to many new therapists who want to specialize in one area of beauty but still achieve an advanced level of training.”

The Cidesco Certificate in Skincare requires a minimum of 730 hours from students. Education includes facials and facial electrical therapy; day, night, and bridal makeup applications; and counts towards the student’s beauty diploma. The Cidesco Certificate in Aesthetics requires a minimum of 800 hours from students and includes the same courses as the Skincare Certificate, as well as course in waxing and hair removal techniques, and manicures and pedicures. The Cidesco Certificate in Body Therapy requires 565 hours form students and offers training in body analysis, pre-treatment options, electrical body techniques, full body massage, and also counts towards the Beauty Therapy Diploma.

More information on the new certificates, and on how to become a Cidesco-accredited school, can be found at


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