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CIDESCO Readiness

CIDESCO Readiness Certificate
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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​

What You'll Learn

  • 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 (CHSN 1442, 1445 & 1450). 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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Accreditations

Saint Paul College's Esthetician Program is a CIDESCO school. This means the program prepares candidates for the CIDESCO examination. CIDESCO is an internationally recognized esthetics credential.

Comite'International d' Esthetique et de Cosmetologie 
e-mail: cidesco@smile.ch  
Web site: www.cidesco.com

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