About the Course

The Cosmetics Correspondence Course was first published by the Canadian Cosmetics Careers Association in 1980 to provide professional development for individuals in the cosmetics and fragrance industries.

The cost of the course is: $400 (for course on CD) or $450 (for course on CD and a 376 page textbook version) Canadian Funds. Payment for Canadian and U.S. participants is available through PayPalTM. Don’t have a PayPal account? You may pay securely with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest.

The Course is recognized by major retailers and manufacturers, and to date, well over 1,000 courses have been sold worldwide. An independent study program designed for the individual learner, the Course has been a cornerstone in the development of qualified cosmeticians for well over 30 years.

This brand new edition is comprised of two full-colour units. Each chapter is enhanced with many striking and visually appealing photographs and illustrations that emphasize the Course’s curriculum, at the same time as improving its descriptive ability.

To preview excerpts from two chapters, click on the appropriate chapter below or in the chapter description section:

Developed by industry experts, each chapter gives detailed theoretical knowledge, provides self-testing learning checks, offers practical assignments and features a wide range of supporting visuals and business-building ideas.

Individuals who purchase the Course have up to a year in which to study, and then complete an on-line examination. (The exam may be requested any time after three months of receiving the Course.) Upon earning a grade of 75% or higher, graduates receive a personalized certificate.

Given that this is the only known course of its kind in the world, graduates come from across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia. They are from a wide range of different stores, retailers and salons, including Pharmasave, Pharma Plus, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walgreen’s, The Bay, and Sears, and they represent a cross-section of professional backgrounds, including cosmeticians and beauty advisors, estheticians, hairdressers, direct sales consultants, marketing managers, company trainers, sales representatives and college students.

These graduates have found that the completion of the Course has broadened their knowledge of the products available for consumers and helped to build their business and increase sales. Since the complete Course is sent at one time, it can be easily completed at the student’s own pace and does not require time off work.

Course Overview

The CCCA has launched our latest version – a new and revised edition of the Cosmetics Correspondence Course.

  • Developed by industry experts.
  • Convenient at-home study program.
  • Independent-learning option allows participants to complete work at their own pace.
  • Self-testing “Learning Check” at the end of each chapter allow for application of theory.
  • Flexible study time frame – up to one year to complete the curriculum.
  • Two units provide complete knowledge of both technical cosmetics theory and business- building skills.
  • Upon receipt of payment the complete Course is sent at once (no installments) and in the format you prefer: CD or Textbook.

Course Payment Information

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*(If you are an International – outside of Canada or the United States – participant, your price will be $375 (CD version) or $425 (CD plus textbook version) plus the cost of International XpresspostTM Shipping. Shipping costs will be determined for each participant.)