Now YOU can receive your

International Certification!



You can have your hairdressing, esthetics and/or nail technology skills and experience recognized in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Your Certification of Qualification from BeautyCouncil will enable you to advance your career overseas and show clients that your training and experience is "world-class!"

BeautyCouncil is a founding member of the International Professional Standards Network (IPSN) and we aim to increase mutual recognition of internationally developed industry benchmarks. The goals is to help beauty professionals, like you, to gain industry recognition and assist in your mobility to work in member countries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong).


Be recognized internationally! Register for your International Certification today.
Before applying for the IPSN Certification you MUST have passed the BeautyCouncil Certification Exam which awards you with your BeautyCouncil Certificate of Qualification.

Here are the following items you need to submit to BeautyCouncil:
  • A copy of your current photo ID
  • A copy of your BeautyCouncil cosmetology trade Certificate of Qualification (i.e. hairdressing, esthetics or nail technology) This is obtained by passing one of the BeautyCouncil Certification Exams. 
  • A copy of your cosmetology trade training (i.e. school transcript)
  • Proof that you have been working in the field for a minimum of 2 years as a Hairdresser, 1 year as an Esthetician and 6 months as a Nail Technician. 
  • Completed the International Certification application form
  • $130 with your application form, as well as your annual membership fee.
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  • Download & complete your International Certification Application Form

Please submit completed form by fax: 604-871-0299, email: or by mail: 201-3091 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

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