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CIDESCO Readiness

CIDESCO Readiness Certificate
CIDESCO Readiness

Program Overview

The CIDESCO Readiness Certificate program is designed for the licensed esthetician or licensed cosmetologist who wants to examine for the International CIDESCO certification.​​​​ It provides the course work to support the CIDESCO exam prep class and CIDESCO examination. 

With CIDESCO certification, the licensed esthetician is able to complete a massage program, certify as a massage therapist, complete a nail technician program and obtain a nail technician license. CIDESCO is the world’s largest major International Beauty Association. 

Program enrollment requires a current Minnesota Cosmetology or Esthetics license.​

Program Delivery Methods
Traditional in-class and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Highlights

  • Knowledge and skills needed for body assessment and body treatments
  • Knowledge and skills to assist clients with diet and exercise
  • Cosmetic product ingredients

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

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    ​Textbook and Supply Costs
    Students should expect to spend approximately $1900.00 for esthetics books and supplies (ESTH 1645, 1650 & 1651). Tuition, college fees, and books required for remaining courses are not included in this cost. Items can be purchased in the College Bookstore. Financial aid must have been completed.​

    Current Minnesota Esthetics or Cosmetology License
    Students must bring a copy of their license on the first day of class. A copy will be added to the students’ permanent file.​

  • Career Settings

    • ​Spas
    • Medical offices
    • Fitness centers 
    • 5-star resort spas
    • Cruise ships
  • Related Programs

  • Additional Benefits

    • ​Graduates will have determined a topic for the CIDESCO special project.
    • Graduates will have prepared their CIDESCO special project for presentation during the exam.
    • Graduates will be prepared to take the International CIDESCO practical and written exam.

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  • Meet the Faculty

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Saint Paul College's Esthetician Program is a CIDESCO school. This means the program is allowed to prepare candidates for the CIDESCO examination. 

Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie​
e-mail: info@cidesco.com  
Web site: www.cidesco.com

Program Report

Esthetician (CIDESCO Readiness)

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