Education FAQ

Training & Education

Is Spa Academy accredited?

Spa Academy is regulated by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education and our Full-Time curriculum has been approved by the Saskatchewan Apprentice and Trade Certification Commission. Our part-time classes follow the same approved curriculum to ensure our students receive a top-notch and standardized education.

What is the difference between Full-Time and Part-Time training?

The esthetics trade is regulated by the Saskatchewan Trades.  Our Esthetics Diploma program Focuses on Esthetician – Skin Care Technician. This intensive course takes a minimum of 700 hours to complete. Students attend school each weekday and complete their practical requirements in a true spa environment.

Part-time training is designed for those already in the industry, or that have previous beauty industry experience. These classes allow students to learn a specific set of skills, as opposed to the full esthetics trade. Students in the part-time courses will complete the majority of the practical assignments away from the academy on their own time schedule. Our part-time programs do not include professional business-building education. 

What is Journeyperson Certification?

Since Esthetics is now a recognized trade in Saskatchewan. Once an esthetician has completed the schooling and practical hours requirements they may take the standardized written and practical examination to achieve their Journeyperson status in one or both of the esthetics trades. Spa Academy’s education programs all have a specific number of hours that qualify towards the education requirement for the esthetics trade.

You can find more information at the Sask Trades website.

What are the age and education requirements?

Students must be at least 18 years of age (16 with the consent of their parent or guardian). We do not require specific levels of education for our programs because we believe the skills required for a successful esthetician cannot be identified on a high-school transcript. As part of the application process, we interview each applicant before accepting them to the Full-Time Program. Part-Time Classes do not have an interview process and all registrants are accepted.

What sort of certification do I receive?

Full-Time Students who successfully complete our full-time program receive a diploma issued by Spa Academy and approved by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education in Esthetician – Skin Care Technician. This diploma also qualifies graduates for the training portion of the Esthetics Journeyperson Trade when applying for their Journeyperson examinations.

Part-Time Students who successfully complete their written and practical exams are awarded a Spa Academy Certificate of Qualification in the skill in which they trained and were examined.

What is included in the student kits?

Full-time student kits include all necessary tools and implements needed for their class. Full-time students are also given access to all working products, professional equipment, and furniture during their on-site training hours. 

Part-time students kits will contain all necessary tools for their chosen subject but may require students to purchase/provide working products and furniture while completing practical requirements away from the academy.

What are the class hours?

Classes for both full-time and part-time training start at 9:00 am and run until 4:30 pm; some exceptions will be noted during your first day of class or on your confirmation of enrollment letter.

Can I take a tour of the school?

Absolutely! We encourage you not to sign up for a class or attend training at an institution without taking a tour first!
Book a tour now!

Is financial aid available?

Financial Assistance may be available for students who qualify, either through the Canada Student Loans Program or through various funding sources.

Does Spa Academy provide job placement or guarantee employment?

We cannot and do not guarantee employment and we do not actively place our graduates in employment positions. However, many esthetics positions are advertised directly through Spa Academy and we do our best to prepare our graduates for their future careers. Included with your training is lifetime advice with applying for jobs as well as resume assistance.

When should I book my exam for my certification?

We would love for you to be able to take the exam as soon as 4 weeks after the last day of class so that all the information is still fresh in your mind. if that, for any reason doesn’t work for you, you can book the exam in between the last day of class and 12 months. This is highly recommended as any time after the 12 months, you will no longer disqualify for your exams.

I have lost/misplaced my certificate, how do I get it reprinted?

If a certificate/diploma must be re-issued an administrative fee of $75 will be charged. Certificates were issued more than 3 years ago; the student must challenge the practical examination to have new certification issued. The course information is constantly being improved to better your education, it would be in your best interest to you to retake our class for updated information.


what do I need to bring?
 “4 drawer trolley/cart” Why and where do I get this?

As a school, we do highly recommend that you purchase a 4 drawer trolley so that you can store your implements and products easily. We do not have sufficient space to store your kit. It is easier for you, as a student, to keep all your tools together and to be more efficient when participating in class. We recommend going to Walmart or Canadian Tire to purchase one of these Trolley/Cart. (this is not needed for every class, please refer to confirmation letter)