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Manicure and Pedicure Certification Course 2018

It is with great excitement we announce that a Manicure and Pedicure Certification course will be offered at the Fernie College of the Rockies (COTR), in fall of 2018. I feel incredibly privileged to have been selected for the opportunity to instruct the Manicure and Pedicure program, which is a new and exciting certified course to be offered in Fernie, in collaboration with Fernie COTR.


Hands-on training

Small classes; one-one-one support

Training on live models in a fully simulated treatment room in a day spa setting.

Career mentorship

Certification upon successful completion

The program is designed with both practical sessions, in a fully simulated treatment setting at Spa 901, as well as theory based classroom sessions at the College of the Rockies Fernie campus.  The comprehensive course will educate about hand, foot and nail anatomy, nail disorders, hygiene, paraffin wax treatment, polish application, French manicure, UV Gel polish application and massage techniques.  The foundation of the program encompasses Canadian spa industry standards, regulations, policies, procedures, ethics, health, safety, sanitation and infection control guidelines. These parameters will be educated in accordance with Heath Canada to ensure correct knowledge and safe practices are adhered to.

The program is comprised of eight theory and practical classes.  In addition to these sessions, students will be allocated two 10-day blocks, scheduled for completion of practicum assignments on live models. Practicums are an essential part of mastering the techniques learned in class, and will contribute to the students’ proficiency and confidence upon assessment at their final exam.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a certified manicurist and pedicurist, or if you are simply seeking to gain an entry-point skill set that will evolve into a career as a Nail Technician, Esthetician or a Cosmetologist, I’d be thrilled to hear from you. Contact details, course information and requirements are listed below:

Teach. Love. Inspire.



Jessica Riley

Spa 901 Owner/ Master Esthetician & Spa Practitioner

Cell: 250.278.0457

Bus: 250.423.7722


College of the Rockies Manicure and Pedicure Certification Course


Phone: (250) 423-4691
TOLL FREE: 1-866-423-4691

In-person at the Fernie Campus: 342 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0
By e-mail:



Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, and Thursday 18th October, 2018

Break for practicum #1 assignments: *

Tuesday 30th October and Thursday 1st November 2018

Break for Practicums assignments #2: **

Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th November (Final Examination on last day)


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30pm. Attendance 100% mandatory.

*Practicums 1:

19th -29th October 2018

**Practicums 2:

2nd -12th November 2018


Completion of 10 pedicures & 4 Manicure’s each practicum block OR 20 pedicures & 8 Manicures, completed by final examination day.  Student must complete practicum tracking sheet, confirming clients signature and phone number.

A College of the Rockies Pedicure and Manicure Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who successfully complete the course. Grades will be based on practicum assignments, theory & practical proficiency and final exams.


Age Requirements: Minimum age of 16 years. Please note that students younger than 18yrs of age must successfully complete an interview screening assessment prior to being accepted into the program.

Pre-requisites: Pre-reading and review assignment will be required prior to the course date for all students.

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