In the field of Esthetics and Beauty Therapy, the most prestigious qualification that can be earned is the certification by the Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO).

Based in Switzerland and founded over 65 years ago, CIDESCO is the world’s premiere spa and beauty certification authority. As an international trade organization with affiliates in 33 countries, CIDESCO sets the world-wide standard for the training of beauty therapists. Those seeking to enter the upper echelons of the craft need 1200 hours of instruction at a CIDESCO accredited institution and then sit for the CIDESCO international examination.

Similar to a Master’s degree in academics, the CIDESCO diploma confers national and international certification on those who have earned it. Recognized worldwide, the CIDESCO diploma tells both prospective employers and clients that the recipient has undergone extensive hands-on training with top instructors in the field, and that they are committed to providing the best possible treatment in accordance with the highest standards in our industry.

Only the most proficient instructors can teach for the international certification course. And to be accredited, the teaching facility must be of the finest quality and conform to strict conditions of equipment, hygiene, and treatments.