Online Cosmetology & Esthetician Schools

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edsteve posted this 18 August 2012 - Last edited 24 February 2016

I'm thinking about enrolling in an online school called The Canadian Institute of Natural Health and Healing. (There don't seem to be any online spa or skin care schools anywhere in the U.S.) Is this a legitimate school and will this school's credentials enable me to find a job in the skin care or spa industry here in the U.S? I have also seen a few American online makeup artistry schools, but again, I don't know how legititmate these schools are. What is your opinion of the schools I've mentioned?

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vicky posted this 02 September 2012 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi EdSteve,

Spa and skin care schools are governed by state specific licensing boards that regulate cosmetology licensing. Most legitimate beauty schools require in person skin care analysis ad treatment training.

You reside in Canada, but GetEducated.com only chronicles accredited colleges in the USA.

If you want to know more about accredited beauty schools in the USA and the licensing requirements in any or all the 50 states of the USA visit the http://www.nictesting.org/">National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology. This non profit group governs licensing boards of cosmetology in all fifty states and U.S. territories.

They can probably help you locate the equivalent licensing agency in Canada that could help you determine the type of accreditation any beauty school in any province in Canada should have to prepare you to practice cosmetology.

All the Best Vicky

edsteve wrote:

I'm thinking about enrolling in an online school called The Canadian Institute of Natural Health and Healing. (There don't seem to be any online spa or skin care schools anywhere in the U.S.) Is this a legitimate school and will this school's credentials enable me to find a job in the skin care or spa industry here in the U.S? I have also seen a few American online makeup artistry schools, but again, I don't know how legititmate these schools are. What is your opinion of the schools I've mentioned?