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/programs/Pages/cidesco-readiness.aspxWellness and Service ProgramsNoMichael Johnson 24/23/2020 1:33 PM
CIDESCO Skin Care Readiness Certificate
CIDESCO Skin Care Readiness Certificate
11/21/2016 3:52 PM
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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

  • ​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.


The CIDESCO certification holder is cross trained and able to offer potential employers, skills in esthetics, massage therapy, body assessment and treatment and nail care. Cross trained therapists are able to work in spas, medical offices, fitness centers, 5 star resort spas, and on cruise ships.​

Esthetician (CIDESCO Readiness)

This certificate 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

​Textbook and Supply Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $1,900.00 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.​

  • Graduates will have knowledge and skills in esthetician services.
  • Graduates will have knowledge and skills needed for body assessment and body treatments.
  • Graduates will have knowledge and skills to assist clients with diet and exercise.
  • Graduates will have knowledge in cosmetic product ingredients.
  • Graduates will have knowledge and skills for work and life roles. 
  • 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 CIDE​
Student demonstrating makeup application

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