CIDESCO International Certification Requirements

CIDESCO Diploma - 1,500 hours

There are over 160 CIDESCO Schools around the world teaching to internationally acclaimed CIDESCO standards. There are only nine in the United States. The curriculum for students enrolled in the CIDESCO Diplomat Program consists of practical training in cleansing of the face, neck and chest (dcollet); detailed skin analysis including client consultation form, tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes, eyebrow shaping, deep cleansing (including the use of steam and ozone or heat and extraction of comedones or milia); facial treatment using electrical equipment, manual massage of the face, neck, dcollet, shoulders and upper back, masks, treatments of the face, neck and dcollet; make-up, manicure including hand and forearm massage, pedicure including foot and lower leg massage; depilation of full legs, under-arm, arms, face and bikini line using hot and, strip wa: Detailed Body analysis including client consultation form, body massage and body treatment (manual and electrical appliances), body exfoliation and wraps; corrective exercises for fitness and figure improvement. Students will also receive theoretical training in anatomy and physiology, dermatology including common skin diseases and disorders, chemistry and cosmetic science, physics and knowledge of electrical equipment, aesthetic treatments, hair removal temporary and long term, hygiene, nutrition and diet, theory of movement (gymnastics, exercises, yoga, etc.), First aid, knowledge of herbs, oils and essences, ethics, professional conduct, history of beauty therapy/aesthetics and its development (including the history and the goals of CIDESCO). Additional subjects in lymph drainage, reflexology, make-up and spa treatments will be presented along with business studies. The program requires the completion of both special projects and a 4,000 word Thesis along with a written and practical examination conducted by a CIDESCO International Examiner.


CIDESCO Post Graduate program

Become part of a CIDESCOs internationally recognized education and tradition of excellence. Marinello Schools of Beauty offers the advanced Post Graduate program for actively practicing Esthetician professionals who qualify. This is an opportunity professional Esthetician to be upgraded to CIDESCO standards by preparing and taking the CIDESCO examination after undergoing additional training. This program is offered at selected Marinello Schools.

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