CIDESCO Recognized Prior Learning (Post-Graduate) Courses

What is it?

Founded in 1946 in Brussels, with their Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, the Comité International dEsthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy. They offer two similar post-graduate curricula.

Our program will prepare you for the international aesthetic field, as well as working with teams in the medical aesthetic field.

Who is offering this program?

Elisabeth Kiss is a European- (1980 Master L. E.) and CA-Licensed (1986) esthetician, and has been a CIDESCO Diplomat since 2014. Her Euro-Skin Institute has been accredited to offer these International Certification Courses. Originally from Europe, her US clinic has been in operation for 25 years. You can find her license to offer this course here.

When is it offered?

Registration DeadlineStarting date
December 5th  2023 January 9th 2024
January 3rd  2024 February 20th 2024
March 10th 2024April 23rd 2024
June  19th  20234July 23rd 2024
September 8th  2024October 22nd 2024

What are my options?

Certification will involve 150, 260 or 400 hours of coursework.

The number of hours required for certification are defined by your test results, and the coursework will be based on which of your personal subject areas require the most work. Eligibility by qualification test (100 test questions). Also requires 2 years of active experience.

What does the course offer?

The education you will receive will be to international standards, and the document you can receive is recognized worldwide. You’ll have supervised, hands-on practice with first class educators using the great tools, such as the Skin Scope.

We will refresh the science knowledge needed for the written test, including biology, physics and chemistry. We will review product ingredients, skin analysis, treatment plans, machines used in treatment, tinting and waxing. You will choose a case study that interests you, and have 3 models to complete your studies. Overview, notes and books are provided. Practical test preparation will be provided.

How do I sign up?

Easy! Simply contact Elisabeth with the dates you’d like to start.