CIDESCO Preparatory Classes and Exams

Independence College of Cosmetology offers a preparatory class for Estheticians who would like to earn the CIDESCO diploma but did not obtain their initial education at a qualified CIDESCO training center. CIDESCO requires that Estheticians in this situation must have been licensed and working as an Esthetician for at least three years. After that time they are required to participate in a 5 day Preparatory Class at an approved CIDESCO training center, complete 3 case studies and write a research paper.  Then they qualify to return and take the CIDESCO exam.

Independence College of Cosmetology has scheduled CIDESCO preparatory classes for the following dates:
 * May 28 – June 1, 2019 (Tues-Sat)        * August 19-23, 2019 (Mon-Fri)     * November 11-15, 2019 (Mon-Fri)     

Mon-Fri classes are 9am-4pm on Monday and 10am – 4:30pm Tuesday –Friday. 

Tues-Sat classes will be 10am-4:30pm Tues-Fri and 8:30-4:30 on Saturday. 

 A mock exam is held on the final day of class and candidates must have a model for this day.  The cost is $1,200.00. The prep class is payable with a $600.00 deposit 2 weeks prior to class and the $600.00 balance on the first day of class.

The CIDESCO exam is $660.00, payable 3 months in advance. We host an exam once or twice per year, usually in the spring and the fall.   Candidates must provide a model for the exam.

The airport closest to Independence College of Cosmetology is Kansas City International (airport code MCI).   It is approximately 45 minutes from the College.

We suggest you stay at the Marriott Residence Inn when you are here for the prep class or exam. Their contact information is: 3700 S. Arrowhead Ave. Independence, MO 64057. 816-795-6466.  Other choices are available.  

CIDESCO Preparatory Classes and Exam Registration

Please contact Linda Clifford at (816) 252-4247 x306 or email for a registration form, supply list and full details regarding registration for the CIDESCO Prep Class and Exam.