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International  Cosmetologist's Association of Estonia was established in 1998.

It is independent association with  natural persons.  International  Cosmetologist's Association of Estonia is operating for development of all beauty treatments in area and it has a lot of non-profitmaking objectives.

Member of the International CIDESCO  since 2000.

Member of the International CEPEC since 2012.

The main objective of  International  Cosmetologist's Association of Estonia is to develop beauty service in Estonia.

Association has worked actively for years to develop professional standards in beauty service and to create professional qualifications system.

The main activity of  Association since 2003 is attribution of professional qualifications in Estonia. Organizing of vocational examinations and issue of professional certificates to beauticians, hairdressers and nail technician. Based on this association has created professional committee of beautician. Members of this committee are professionals from different guilds and specialists from beauty salons. Also delagates from The National Examinations and Qualifications  Centre, from The Estonian Qualifications Authority and from the Tallinn Health Care College who are sharing their knowledges.


www.cidesco.com                  Information about CIDESCO

www.eesticidesco.ee              Information about International  Cosmetologist's Association of Estonia and about examinations



CIDESCO Background
CIDESCO was founded in 1946 to give Estheticians the opportunity to exchange experiences with their colleagues in other countries.

The aims of CIDESCO are

to promote Esthetics on an international basis;
to unite members on an international and national level;
to create recognised training centres at an international level around the world according to a CIDESCO training programme that leads to the CIDESCO Examination and CIDESCO Diploma;
to promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information by organising international congresses.

CIDESCO International has national Sections in 30 countries spread over the five continents. Policy decisions are taken at the annual World Congress. The General Assembly elects a Presidium of Board Members from different countries - the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, General Secretary, Member for Education and Member for Public Relations. The organization is registered in Switzerland (Commercial Register No. 6632) and has its Head Office in Zurich.

60 World Congresses in 25 countries have been held since 1946.

Schools approved by CIDESCO International have to provide a training period of at least 1200 hours and follow a training programme. Today, there are over 200 CIDESCO Schools all over the world. Students undergo practical and theoretical examinations which are invigilated by an international Examiner appointed by CIDESCO.

Successful candidates are required to gain at least 600 hours of salon experience before being awarded their CIDESCO Diploma and CIDESCO Badge. Estheticians who have not been trained at an International CIDESCO School but have at least three years’ salon experience can also gain the CIDESCO Diploma by taking the CIDESCO Examination during an annual CIDESCO World Congress, or in a CIDESCO School when the regular examinations are being held, if this is acceptable to the School, or if such examinations are specially arranged by a CIDESCO Section.