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Infection Control Education

Welcome to the Infection Control Education website designed specifically for the beauty industry by CBON - Cosmetic Brands of North America. CBON is Canada's largest supplier of infection control products and education for the professional beauty industry. We have been offering infection control solutions for over 10 years!

Our Fundamental Infection Control Program and Industry Sector Modules are offered to you at no charge. Because they can be completed online, you can take them from the comfort of your home. An 80% passing grade is required to attain certification for the Fundamental Program and a 75% passing grade is required for the Industry Sector Modules.

Background

Historically, all sectors of the professional beauty industry have not practised infection control with the same amount of credence. For example, some beauty sectors did not give any thought to infection control before Covid-19 hit. This was largely because they did not consider their particular services to be high risk or risk associated. On the other hand, some beauty sectors are much more in tune with infection control practices, even prior to Covid-19.

For example, there is usually a clearer comprehension of infection and control requirements in the esthetics sector as most esthetic services are classified as high-risk and as such require a thorough knowledge of infection control.

For the beauty industry, Covid-19 has been an eye opener, and it has confirmed that in some sectors there was a clear lack of infection control understanding. The great thing here is that the beauty industry understands this and is ready to act on it and get on top of the game. We now know that, even though it is essential, wearing masks and washing hands is clearly not enough. Our professionals need to enhance their ways of work--to follow infection control best practises, and to learn all the proper methods of decontamination. This is what education from CBON is about.

Infection Control Education

Our education is segmented into a main Fundamental Program and several Industry Sector Modules.
The Fundamental Program is a prerequisite that is broken into 11 easy to learn sections starting from the basics, such as what is a pathogen to the reprocessing of instruments (and everything in between). Once you pass the Fundamental Program, you will be sent an access link to our sector specific modules: Hairdressing, Barbering, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup, Hair Removal, etc. Additional modules will be added quickly as the need to understand infection control in all the sectors of the beauty industry has never been greater.

Set aside 4-6 hours to go through the ‘Fundamental Program’ and then depending on the modules you choose, count a couple of hours.

A certificate of completion can then be downloaded and printed, showing everyone that you take infection control seriously and that you care about your business, and your customers.