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CIMA’s Aesthetic Medicine Diploma Program
Fully Online Program
Available only for international students (outside of Canada)

The CIMA’s Aesthetic Medicine Diploma program is designed to provide certification to the qualified medical aestheticians (beauticians or cosmetologists) who follow the proposed process and complete the steps of this program. The holders of this Diploma demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge and skills in performing medical aesthetic procedures effectively and safely for their clients.

The process typically starts with verification of the applicants to assure they have completed a medical aesthetician program with a minimum criteria of competency. Then they will continue with completing CIMA online course materials to get ready for the comprehensive examination. After successfully passing the final comprehensive exam, the applicant is awarded the “Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine”.

How to Complete The Process of "Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine Program":

(Important Note: This first step that you submit your documents for approval is free of charge and you only need to pay in Step 2 if your documents are approved. Please do not pay to any agents/representatives at this stage)

Step 1: Education Verification

In this step, the applicant submits all the documents proving that they have completed a medical aesthetician program with a minimum criteria of competency and based on their experience, they are eligible to apply for Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine program. 

Eligibility Criteria:

A. Educational Criteria:

If you have completed a program of medical aesthetician (beautician, beauty therapist or cosmetologist) in your country and you are working in this field, please submit your certificate(s) to our team for review. The document(s) may be submitted in the original language.

B. Experience Criteria:

  1. The applicant has worked as a medical aesthetician (beautician, beauty therapist or cosmetologist) for at least 1 year.
  2. During the period of 1 year, the applicant has treated at least 40 clients with the common medical aesthetic procedures.

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What's Next?

If the Canadian Board admin team approves your educational and experience documents, you will be informed in another email and you may register for Step 2 (online courses) and Step 3 (Comprehensive examination).

Note: If you are not approved for the process, your application will be rejected and you will have the option to submit further documents to prove your eligibility for the Diploma.

Price for Steps 2 and 3 together: $ 999 CAD

(This payment includes all the online courses, comprehensive examination and also certification) 

As soon as the applicant completes the payment will receive access to all online materials and also is able to select a date for Comprehensive Examination.

Step 2: Online Lessons

All the applicants must review and learn all the lessons in this step which includes virtual didactics (theory) and videos of hands-on practice on patients. There are 8 comprehensive modules in this step which covers all the major modalities in medical aesthetics field. This step prepares the applicant for the online comprehensive exam. Here is the list of modules:

  1. Skin Anatomy & Physiology (see the lessons)
  2. Facial Massage & Lymphatic drainage (see the lessons)
  3. Exfoliation & Extractions (see the lessons)
  4. Facials Certificate Course (see the lessons)
  5. Chemical Peel Certificate Course (see the lessons)
  6. Microneedling Certificate Course(see the lessons)
  7. Advanced Skin Care Products  (see the lessons)
  8. Marketing In Medical Spa(see the lessons)

This access will remain active until 1 year from the program’s start date.

Step 3: Comprehensive Examination

All the applicants who have completed Step 2 lessons are able to attend Comprehensive examination. This exam has 2 sections:

  1. Online MCQ exam
  2. Submission of live demonstration videos

1. Online MCQ exam includes 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ) from the topics are covered in Step 2 online lessons. The applicant is required to select a date and attend the live online exam and answers the questions in the virtual presence of the examiner. The passing mark of this exam is 70%. If the applicant does not achieve the minimum passing mark, he/she is able to retake the exam with an additional fee.

The exam is offered in the following languages:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Russian
  • Farsi
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
Board Examination

2. Submission of live demonstration videos: These videos can be submitted either before or after the Online MCQ exam. In this step, the applicant is required to record a treatment video on a client while he/she is performing the treatment and send the video to our office to the email address: “

We require at least 2 live demonstration videos (each minimum 8 minutes) for performing 2 of the following treatments:

  • Microneedling
  • Chemical peel
  • Facials
  • Facial massage or Lymphatic drainage
  • Exfoliation

Receive Your Certificate:

After the successful completion of all the steps, the applicants will receive a certificate as Medical Aesthetic Diploma

In addition, the applicants are able to receive up to 3 Certificates of Completion for 3 of the online topics which they have completed during Step 2.

All certificates are mailed to the address of the applicant or to the local institute with Post Canada. (additional fee may apply)

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Diploma program:

You will have access to the online materials from the date you pay for the program until 6 months later. As soon as you complete all the online lessons, you are able to complete the online MCQ exam. Most students typically complete the online lessons within 2 to 3 months.

In order to work in Canada as a medical aesthetician, you are required to have a legal work permit and also prove that you have completed a medical aesthetician program. Your diploma in aesthetic medicine that you receive from the Canadian Board approves that you have sufficient education and experience in the field and you are able to work as a medical aesthetician in Canada (as long as you have a legal work permit). However, we recommend that you complete a medical aesthetician program in one of the college in Canada as well (typically takes about 6 months) since some of the medical spas prefer to hire the graduates of local medical aesthetician colleges.

At this point, the verification process to approve the educational and experience documents of the applicants is free of charge. If your application is approved, then you are required to pay the fee for online materials, examination and also receiving your certificate.

The first time MCQ exam is included in the fee that you pay for the registeration. If you achieve less than the passing mark in your MCQ exam, you can retake your exam with an additional fee (extra fee in this situation is $95)

Any certificate indicates that the applicant has completed courses in medical aesthetician field is acceptable. These courses might have been completed either in an institution/academy or in a private setting. In some countries, there is a national examination for approving medical aesthetician education. If this applies to your country of residence, please submit the approved national certificate.

The subjects which are expected to be completed in the education of the applicant are:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microneedling
  • Chemical peel
  • Facials
  • Massage and lymphatic drainage
  • Exfoliation
  • Skin care products

In the application form we expect the applicant to attest that he/she has worked at least one year in the field of aesthetic medicine and has treated at least 40 clients with the common medical aesthetic procedures. In the case we would require further clarification, we will ask the applicant to share more information regarding their work, their business, their social media or verification from their clients. For some applicants, we might request for a resume (CV) to be submitted.