Post-Grad CIDESCO Program

Chicago, IL Post-Grad CIDESCO Program



The New Age Spa Institute, is the first and only Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, and Massage School in the state of Illinois with full CIDESCO Accreditation which entitles us to offer students the opportunity of sitting for the CIDESCO International examination.

To become a CIDESCO diplomat, you must be a licensed esthetician and have working experience as a beauty therapist for the past 3 years. The CIDESCO examination consists of a full day practical and a written examination. You also will be required to write a 4,000 word thesis on any topic relating to the beauty industry.

We are the only school that offers two programs to help you prepare for this intensive examination and obtain your diploma! For both programs, not only will you receive state of the art education, we will also provide you with all learning materials, products, and equipment needed.

9 Month Program

9-month Post Graduate Program (450 hrs)

This program is designed to fully prepare you for your CIDESCO examination.  CIDESCO requires extensive training, and these 9 months of hands-on training are proven to be successful.  The topics taught will include:

  • Swedish Body Massage Training *
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Body Analysis
  • Body Electrotherapy (faradic type machine, body galvanism, vacuum suction, and G5 massager)
  • Basic Manicure and Pedicure*
  • Facial massage
  • Facial Electrotherapy (microcurrent, galvanic, vacuum suction, high frequency, and ultrasound)
  • Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting
  • Waxing (hard and soft wax)
  • Makeup
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Knowledge

*we will also customize a package for you if you are interested in receiving licensure in Massage Therapy and Nail Technology in addition to a CIDESCO diploma!

5 Day Program

1-week Post Graduate Program (5 classes)
Sunday to Thursday from 9:00am-5:00 pm-  September 9th, 2018  – September 13th, 2018

Cost of the  program $2 295.00, exam $700.00


This program is designed for the individual that feels they are well trained and comfortable with the topics listed above. Self-study and self-practice is required for 3 months after taking the course before the examination.


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