CAMACS accreditation is the process of reviewing a school's programs and policies to see if it meets criteria. When a school is found to meet the minimum criteria, it is granted accreditation. In addition, accreditation is a process of validation in which your institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities. The board aids in the evaluation of each potential new school accreditation or the renewals of previously accredited colleges/schools. In order for potential colleges to proceed with the accreditation process smoothly, they must meet the general standards set by the peer review accreditation boards. Each college is typically assessed using the following criteria:
Student Requirements for Admissions
Services Available to Students
Overall Mission of the College
Objectives and Goals
Reputation of Faculty
Quality of EducationText
Why is accreditation important?
Accreditation is meant to protect students, schools, and employers. It ensures that a school is educating its students and meeting quality standards. When a student receives a diploma from a school accredited by the right agency, he can be assured that it will be accepted by employers. Likewise, when an employer is looking to hire, she can be assured that a graduate from an accredited school has received the training necessary and didn't pay for a degree from a diploma mill school.
Training & Certification
Certification is an affirmation that one has completed a course of study, passed an examination, or otherwise met specified criteria for certification. However, certification is not a permission to act, but rather a statement of completion or qualification. Certification is a private matter, issued by a private organization that provides the clients with more information and confidence about the certified practitioner. It also gives practitioners a way to increase their competency through passing a course of study and exams and advertise or inform colleagues and public of their qualification of performance in the certified subject.
Reasons for certification
Certification is a method to elevate your status and legitimacy amongst peers, other medical personnel and demonstrate competency with potential and existing government regulatory agencies. For physicians, board certification may be necessary to gain or maintain privileges to perform medical aesthetic surgery at a particular firm, to demonstrate a level of competency greater than others in the field, and to demonstrate that practitioners are interested in setting and maintaining high standards of patient care. As well, for medical aestheticians certification may be necessary because clinics or physicians may require certification for employment. In addition, medical aestheticians can demonstrate a level of competency equal to or greater than others in the field through certification.
Certified Medical Aesthetics Technologist Diploma ProgramTM
With the prompt advances in the field of skin care and the medical cosmetic procedures, critical need for both education and special certification is substantially increasing. The Certified Medical Aesthetics Technologist ProgramTM designed by the Canadian Association of Medical Spas & Aesthetic Surgeons presents both basic core theory and advanced practical knowledge in medical aesthetics. This program offers potentials of employment and professional occupation for make-up artists, holistic health practitioners, cosmetologist, nurses, estheticians, and medical profs.
Anatomy and Physiology
Microbiology, Sanitization and Infection Control
Most Common Skin, Nails and Hair Disorders
Client Assessment and Psychology for Medical Aesthetics
Skin Care P Cosmetic Lasers and IPL Technology
Products Analysis and Chemistry
Medical Grade Chemical Peels and Controled Exfoliation
Dermal Fillers, HA- and Collagen- based
Cosmetic Botox - Safety and Operation
Lipodissolve Mesotherapy & Body Contouring
Sclerotherapy Vein Removal
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation
Autologous Fat Grafting / Cosmetic Fat Transfer
Microdermabrasion / Radiofrequency / High frequency
Medical Spa / Aesthetics Safety and Regulations
Medical Spa / Aesthetics Business Management
Practice and Hands on Training
Aesthetic Medicine Board Examination
Medical Aesthetics Certification Program recognized and recommended by the Canadian Association of Medical Spas and Aesthetic Surgeons should be able to train medical doctors and registered nurses who wish to expand their qualifications in the areas of Aesthetic Medicine and to practice non-surgical / non-invasive procedures in medical aesthetics clinics. Other medical or paramedical educators may attend the program and obtain the certification of completion, however, in most circumstances they must work under the supervision of qualified physicians, board certified surgeons or licensed dermatologists.
Who is qualified to apply for the board certification?
Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Naturopathic doctors, Nurses, Medical Aestheticians. Laser technicians can only become board certified in Aesthetic Laser Technology. Please contact us if you have other qualifications to see you can write the board examination and become certified.
Is there a long distance / online / module-completion-based format?
Yes. It is a comprehensive and full-scale examination.
After registering in the program, a package of reading contents including multiple choices, short-answer, long-answer, True / False, case studies, and problem solving questions will be mailed out to you. You will be given certain amount of time to answer the questions and complete the modules.
How many questions are there to complete the exam?
There is up to 985 questions / assignments that you need to complete. Looking up and searching for the answers provides you with an excellent learning opportunity
How is the process of the certification?
Once we receive all the required completed exams, modules, assignments and supporting documents, they will be reviewed by our board of directors and faculty members who are university / clinical affiliated practitioners. Then upon their recommendation you will become board certified.
What sort of supporting documents I need to submit?
Application and registration form
A recent CV
Copies of your academic achievements including residency, university diplomas, certificates, workshops attended etc
One passport size photo
Certification fee as outlined in the registration form
Is there a passing mark / percentage?
Yes. You would need at least 75% to pass a particular subject.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes. We will send you confirmation letter that you have become Board Certified in Medical Aesthetics. A certificate of completion will also be provided. Please see a sample of the certificate here.
How can I apply and register for the exam?
Please download PDF application / registration form here and send it along with your supporting documents and payment.
You may apply online and attach your documents here.
Medical Aesthetics Board Certification & Training Courses
Cosmetic use of Botulinom Toxin (Botox)
This workshop consists of an intense, comprehensive (one-day) course in both Botox cosmetics and Botox therapeutics. Participant will go over facial muscles anatomy, injection techniques, patient examination and facial analysis, and treatment of complications. Botox dilution methods, preparation and storage, will also be covered. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
A comprehensive and hands-on two-day training course for dermal filler. The training will cover major dermal fillers currently in use such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Teosyal and Evolence. The use of Macrolane, in non-surgical body contouring may be covered in this course. Special emphasis will be placed on precise injection techniques, facial anatomy, nerve block for dermal filler, patient selection and examination, treatment of complications, pain control / nerve block techniques for dermal filler injection, and preparation and storage of dermal fillers. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training.
Medical Grade Chemical Peelings
This course comprises a comprehensive, 8-hours hands-on training. Basic hair and skin anatomy will be discussed in detail. Participants will gain knowledge of procedures and protocols for skin preparation prior to chemical peeling. This is essential for reduction the risk of complications such as infection and pigmentation. Participants will also learn how to examine and treat different skin types and color. All main chemical categories commonly use in clinical and aesthetic medical procedures such as Trichloro Acetic Acid (TCA), Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and various Alpha Hydroxy Acids will be covered in the course. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training.
Cosmetic Laser / IPL Technology
This course is ideal for those who want to incorporate cosmetic lasers therapy in their practices. This extensive and hands-on laser training includes all necessary medical grounds to safely and effectively perform laser and light therapy. Fractionated lasers, laser hair reduction, laser tattoo removal, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) devices, and photodynamic therapy are covered in this certification course. Laser physics, analysis of skin type, skin and hair anatomy, skin preparation prior to laser treatment, and non-ablative laser techniques is also an essential element of the curriculum. Various types of laser currently employed in medical aesthetics including CO2 and Erbium lasers, will be trained. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training.
LipoDissolve Fat Reduction Mesotherapy
LipoDissolve Mesotherapy is a non-invasive procedure alternative to liposuction. It works by a series of microinjections of specially selected drug, vitamins and/or amino acids into the areas of the body where the unwanted fat deposit is located. Mesotherapy is effective for breaking up the persistent fat deposits that is hard to be removed by diet and exercise. Injection of lipolysis or fat dissolving substances will also reduce and shrink the size of unpleasant lipomas. Participants will learn two techniques that are most popular: Subcutaneous microinjections and Nappage technique. Dilution, preparation, injection and storage methods of the drugs used in Mesotherapy will also be covered. Participants will receive certification upon completion of training. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training.
PRP to treat Hair Loss
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) combined with Medical Skin Needling is a great natural procedure that uses your body’s own plasma to stimulate the hair follicles encouraging new hair growth. This procedure is effective in the treatment of Alopecia.
How does the Procedure work?
It involves passing an electronic needle-rolling device over the affected area. The needles penetrate into the second layer of the skin, where the hair follicles are pierced creating thousands of miniature skin wounds. A vial of blood is then drawn from your body and centrifugally spun to separate the platelets. The Platelet Rich Plasma containing concentrated amounts of growth factors is then infused directly into the scalp. The skin remains intact and is not damaged therefore promoting constructive regeneration. As the skin begins its wound healing process these growth factors are present in the follicular bulge area, where stem cells are found. This activates the proliferative phase of the hair cycle, resulting in new thicker, hair growth.
Autologous Fat Transfer (Micro-Lipo-Injection)
This training and certification course covers procedures that provide the patients with facial fat sculpting, also called microlipoinjection. This method can restore attractive contours to the cheeks, chin, and under-eye area, and add volume to the lips.
Microlipoinjection, also called autologous fat transfer, is a procedure in which an individual's own body fat is used to plump up sunken or emaciated areas of the face or to add volume where desired. The word "autologous" simply refers to the use of one's own tissues or fat. Because the patient's own fat is used, autologous fat transfer training will requires three steps. The first step involves the gentle liposuction of some excess fat (such as that found in the jowls, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks). The second step involves the isolation and cleansing of the fat cells. The third and final step involves the injection of the fat cells into the targeted facial areas known as the fat cell transplantation.
Fat Injections vs. Other Dermal Fillers
The most important difference between autologous fat injection and other types of dermal fillers is that fat transfer doesn't introduce a foreign material into the body. This aspect of fat transfer is particularly beneficial for people who are allergic or sensitive to products such as collagen or Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Another factor that sets facial fat injection apart from other dermal fillers is the length of time that the volume enhancement provided by a fat transfer lasts. Generally, the effects of fat injection can last from several months to two years or more. In some cases, the effects last indefinitely.
Superficial Vein Removal / Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a very popular and effective way to eliminate unsightly spider veins and small varicose veins near the surface of the skin. Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure and with the right training, nurses and doctors are capable of offering this service to their own clientele. Attendees of sclerotherapy training course will participate and perform hands-on procedures and demonstrations. The course materials you receive include written protocols, medical lists of supplies and solutions needed, along with detailed illustrations describing the techniques you learn. All intake forms, medical questionaires, and treatment forms are supplied to allow for a seamless integration to your present services offered.
By attending the Sclerotherapy & Laser Solutions techniques you will learn to effectively integrate and safely administer sclerotherapy into your medical practice, which will benefit patients from both a medical and cosmetic perspective. Learning to perform sclerotherapy provides an effective way to help patients, while adding another significant income to your practice through these cash basis procedures. These procedures can be conducted by yourself or other trained healthcare professionals (i.e. nurse, nurse practitioner) within your office setting and allow for new aesthetic services to offer to your patients.
Medical Aesthetics Board Certification & Training Courses
Disclaimar: Links on this page may not necessarily indicate affiliation with CAMACS
AlbertaAlberta Academy of Aesthetics - Edmonton Advanced Facial & Nasal Surgery - Edmonton Age-less Clinic-Dr. K.Zakhary - Calgary Amphora Beauty MD - Edmonton BRITANNIA DERMEDICS - Calgary Banff Plastic Surgery - Banff Beauty Rewind - Edmonton Carrie'l Salon & Spa - Edmonton Canmore MediSpa & Laser Centre - Canmore Cosmetic Medical Clinic and Spa - St. Albert CosMedics-the science of beauty - Edmonton Calgary Vein and Laser-Drs Young & Wouters - Calgary Edmonton Laser Center - Edmonton EvelineCharles Salons & Academy - Edmonton Glenmore Landing Vein Clinic - Calgary Groot DermaSurgery Centre - Edmonton Laser Rejuvenation Clinic & Spa - Calgary Laser Sheer:Advanced Skin Rejuvenation Training - Edmonton Luxe Laser Studio - Red Deer MDSPa and laser clinic - Beaumont Meadowbrook Laser Skin Care & Vein Clinic - Edmonton Midwest Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Centre - Edmonton MEYER Family and Aesthetics Clinic - Lethbridge Oncore Medical Aesthetics - Edmonton Plastic & Cosmetic Laser Surgical - Edmonton Remington Laser Dermatology Centre - Calgary Silky Skin Laser & Esthetics - Edmonton SanteSpa - Calgary Serene Radiance - Edmonton Solace Medical, Laser & Skin Clinic - St. Albert The Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre - Red Deer The Vein Treatment Centre - Calgary Total Skin Care Centre - Calgary Tropicalaser - Edmonton THERMAE advanced Aesthetics - Calgary Youthful Image Cosmetic Surgery - Edmonton
British ColumbiaAbby Medical Laser Center - Abbotsford AntiAging Medical & Laser Clinic - Vancouver Adora Skin Laser Clinic - Victoria & Nanaimo Ageless Radiance MedSpa - Coquitlam Broadway Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre - Vancouver Beautiful Canadian Laser & Skin Care - Surrey COL Canadian Optic & Laser Center - Victoria COSMEDICA.The art of Dermatology - Victoria CuR Laser and Skin - Vancouver DREAMSPA - Victoria Dermal Laser Centres - Richmond &Vancouver Delta Laser Centres - Delta, Surrey & Vancouver DermMedica - Kelowna Vein & Skin Solution - Kelowna Dr. H. Ukani MD. FRCSC - Port Moody Doctor Beauty - New Westminster Dr. David K.Ward - Cosmetic Plastic Surgery - Vancouver Dr. Lee Thompson Centre for Skin Rejuvenation - Vancouver Drs. Barbara & Daniel Yip Medical Aesthetic & laser EvelineCharles Academy - Vancouver Enhance Studio Clinical Esthetics - Vernon FAIRVIEW Plastic Surgery Centre - Vancouver Facial Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Skin Care - Kelowna Hasson & Wong Hair Transplant Clinic - Vancouver Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetic Clinic - Kelowna Longevity wellness and Aesthtics - Qualicum Beach LaZure Laser Treatment, Skin Care, Injectables - Chilliwack Lougheed Laser Centre - Burnaby Mark Anthony Academy of Cosmetology - Langley md Cosmetic and Laser Clinic - Abbotsford MD ESTHETICS - Victoria Nicola's Laser Aesthetics Studio - Kelowna Okanagan Plastic Surgeons - Okanagan QE Park Laser Clinic - Vancouver RENU Laser & Skin Care Centre - Mill Bay Richmond Laser - Skin care and Wellness Centre - Richmond SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic - Vancouver Sanders Medical Inc. Vein & Laser - Vernon SPA.AUTOPIA & Salon - Langley South Island Medical Aesthetic - Victoria SkinWorks-Laser & Plastic Surgery - Vancouver TLC Dermal Laser Clinic - Surrey The-De-Pieri Aesthetic Clinic - Kelowna Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre Inc. Wave Skin & Laser Centre - Surrey Yaletown Laser Centre - Vancouver YES Med Spa - Langley
ManitobaAesthetics Solutions - Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Centre - Winnipeg Kellher Cosmetic & Vein Treatment Clinic - Brandon Ageless Cosmetic Clinic - Winnipeg Firstglance Aesthetic Clinic - Winnipeg Dr. Earl Minuk's Lase, Skin & Hair Centre - Winnipeg SKIN deep Aesthetics - Winnipeg MAPLES Surgical Centre - Winnipeg ZIESMANN Cosmetic Clinic - Winnipeg
New BrunswickBellissima Medical Aesthetics - Dieppe DermaEnvy Skincare - Moncton Rothesay Laser Clinic - Rothesay SHEILA'S Day Spa & Laser Centre - St. John's Image Medical Aesthtics Clinic - Moncton DERMALASER Clinic - Shediac Figurra Institute Dr. Chantal - Shediac
Newfoundland & LabradorBense Medical Aesthetics and Surgispa - St. John's Partners Ltd Medical Aesthetics - Bonavista Nuderm Skin Care Clinic Clinic Of Beauty - St John's The Lazer Room Cosmetic and Anti Ageing Medicine - St John's Crestview Medical Clinic-Corner Brook
Nova ScotiaDr. van Aardt - Aesthetic Medical & Laser Skin care Spa - Truro Vitality Medi-Spa - Halifax Advanced Rejuvenation Medi-Spa - Halifax Sprayfield Head shoppe - Halifax HS studio - Halifax Chrysalis Spa & Skin Care Centre - Halifax Dermatology Rejuvenation Center - Dr. Rob Miller - Halifax Kara's Urban day Spa - Halifax Spring Garden Cosmetic - Halifax Spirit Urban Spa - Halifax Aurora Aesthetics - Halifax the Head Shoppe - hair & esthetics - Dartmouth Valley Medical Aesthetics - Kentville Cascades Day spa – Bedford
OntarioAesthetica Day Spa & Full Esthetics - Ottawa Adamson Associates Cosmetic Facial Surgery Clinic - Toronto About Face Laser & Medical Aesthetics - Sarnia Artistic Esthetic Spa - London Aestheticare Infinite Cosmetics Solutions - Hamilton Chrysalis Rejuvenation Clinic - Ottawa Dr. Karen O'Neill Laser & Skin Care - Mississauga & Toronto Dr. Sharon Gilpin Cosmetic Medicine & Vein Clinic - London Dr. Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic Dermatology - Toronto Dermetics.Centre for Advanced Skin Care - Burlington DermaworksTM Medical-Aesthetics Clinic - Ottawa ELLE Esthetics ltd. - Toronto Essence of Beauty - Ottawa ESTEEM Medical Esthetics - Tecumseh Forest Hill Spa - Toronto GIDON Aesthetics & MediSpa - Toronto Glow Medi Spa - Toronto GINA's College Advanced Aesthetics - Ottawa Harris Clinic Medical aesthetic - Brantford Holtz Spa Medical Esthetics - Ottawa Hunter Medical Aesthetic Clinic - Hamilton Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery - Oakville INFINITE ONE Medical Aesthetics Clinic - Mississauga Kingston Laser.Cosmetic Clinic - Kingston Laser Health works - Midland Laser Spa Group - Hamilton LASER COSMETICS CLINIC - Brampton & Mississauga LCI Ottawa Laser Clinics - Ottawa LEGE ARTIS SKIN CARE INC - Toronto Liliana Laser Hair Removal - Toronto MCLEAN Clinic Plastic Surgery Facility - Mississauga MSV Clinic.Skin & Vein - Brockville N.V Medical Spa -Toront nulook medspa - Etobicoke novo Spa in Yorkville - Toronto Oak Ridge Aesthetics Centre - Richmond Hill Pearl Skin Care & Rejuvenation - Toronto SILHOUETTE Cosmetics Laser Clinics - Kitchener SKIN.BEAUTIFULL MediSpa Clinic - Belleville SKINSATIONAL Day Spa & Skin Care - Barrie Sudbury Skin Clinic - Sudbury SKIN MEDI SPA - Sudbury SpaMedica Plastic Surgery Centre and MedSpa - Toronto Synergy Spa and Advanced Medical Aesthetics - Ottawa Skin Laser Med Clinic - Richmond Hill TRUE MediSpa Inc.- Toronto The Med spa Toronto - Toronto The Spa Boutique - Richmond Hill The Cosmetic Care and Laser-Dr. Nowell Solish - Toronto Tip & Toe Med Spa - Laser Hair Removal - Markham Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute - Toronto U.Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.laser.medicine - Glenburnie Windsor Medical Aesthetics - Oakville
Prince Edward Island/
QuebecA & T Laser Medical Esthetics - Montreal Aesthetic Surgery Clinic Dr. Richard Moufarrege - Montreal Augmentation Mammaire - Laval Clinique Antiaging - Montreal CLINIQUE DE CHIRURGIE PLASTIQUE ET ESTHÉTIQUE DU DR. CARLOS CORDOBA - Montreal Clinique REVOLUTION Epilation au Laser - Montreal Clinique de Chirurgie Plastique de Montreal Cliniques médicales Lacroix inc. - Quebec Cosmedica. Dr. Arie Benchetrit - Montreal DERMACURE - Mont-Royal DEMATOLOGIE Face au Temps - Laval Dr. Arthur Swift Clinic - Montreal Dre Lucie Duclos Clinique de Chirurgie esthetiqe - Montreal Dr. ELISE BERNIER Aesthetic Medicine Centre - Montreal Drs. Lafond & Mandeville Medicine Esthetique - Pointe Clarie Dr. Jonathan Singerman Clinic - Westmount Dr. Linda Ptito Aesthetic Clinic-Montreal & Pointe Clarie Esthemedica - Montreal ETHERE Medico-dental Spa - Outremont LumiLaser - Montreal Maquillage permanent Lise Trottier - Quebec MediSpa Jouvence Inc. - Montreal Medicine Esthetique Dr. Yves Hebert - Montreal MonkMD Dermatology Clinic - Montreal PEAU esthetique medicale - Montreal PHYSOTECH Spa Concept - Montreal Perma Laser Clinic - Montreal Verite Esthetic Surgery - Westmount XO MED ESTHETIX - Mount Royal
SaskatchewanAdvanced Laser Clinic - Regina ANGLES Salon SPA - Saskatoon Bella Sante MD Cosmetic and Laser Clinic - Saskatoon Body Sculpting Regina Midwest Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Centre - Saskatoon and Regina Nu Image MEDI-SPA-Regina Oshun house MedSpa and Yoga Studio - Saskatoon
YukonDermal Skin & Laser Centre - Whitehorse