Certificate in Cosmetic Labels & Claims

Did you know that ANY cosmetic brand, even small cosmetic brands, are directly responsible for their cosmetic claims, labels and ingredient lists? To ensure compliance, you should seek a Cosmetic Regulatory Consultant to review your ingredient lists, cosmetic label information and marketing materials (including social media posts) - OR -learn to take care of these essential cosmetic compliance requirements for your cosmetic brand.

Did you know:

  • Links to external websites cannot contain non-compliant cosmetic claims, even if they are journal reports, historical use of natural substances or testimonials
  • Social media posts must comply with cosmetic regulations including any product reviews or testimonials
  • Just because another brand has non-compliant cosmetic claims or labels does not exempt you from your compliance obligations
  • Being a small cosmetic brand does not exempt you from ensuring cosmetic labels, claims and marketing are compliant
  • Customers and competitors can report you to Regulatory Authorities at any time – and you’ll have to act promptly on any action taken which could include instigating a product recall, removing your products from the market, and possibly a fine

The costs of non-compliance are huge to small brand owners – and damaging to your cosmetic brand’s reputation. Study this Certificate program to remove your risk, become compliant, and market your claims and products loud and proud once you know how!

The Certificate in Cosmetic Labels and Claims program also provides tools to help you:

  • Classify and determine cosmetic claims and evidence needs in EU, US, Aus, Canada, China, South Korea and Japan
  • Collect required evidence to support cosmetic claims
  • Create clever and compliant marketing materials including print media and social media posts
  • Ensure your cosmetic ingredient lists and labels are always right – in various countries
  • Keep up to date with regulatory changes that may impact your cosmetic brand

If you have started, or want to start your own cosmetic brand, then this is the program to help you market and label your products right. Our Certificate in Cosmetic Labels and Claims course has been developed to provide the skills, knowledge and templates necessary to comply with cosmetic marketing and label requirements around the world.



  • Start Date: Can be started at any time
  • Mode of delivery: On-Line/Distance
  • Entry Requirements: Minimum 15 years of age or older
  • Duration: 40 study hours.
    • Normal duration: 2 weeks (flexible study plan up to 6 weeks).


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3.5+ hours online lectures

(full course: 40 study hours)

Learn through 4 full lecture videos where our qualified and experienced cosmetic brand managers walk you through the 40 study hours of course content in detail.


Full cosmetic management textbook


Download our comprehensive and detailed textbook. With more than 60 pages, this professional manual will be your guide during and your reference after your studies.


Guided learning materials

Effectively study online with a comprehensive guided study checklist to plan and track your study progress. See an example of how our study is laid out step-by-step. 

1-on-1 training support

Don't wait to get your questions answered on a forum. Get support directly from your trainer - a qualified Cosmetic Brand Manager - when you need help. Meet our trainer here

Detailed study feedback

Understand and learn with detailed feedback for every assessment from your trainer, an experienced cosmetic brand manager. Learn more about your future trainer

Real-life work scenarios 

No quizzes or games - get ready to work in the cosmetic industry with several real-life work scenarios throughout your studies. See an example of assessments here.


Professional  community

Join a professional community online with hundreds of qualified Cosmetic Chemists and cosmetic brand managers from over 75 countries in the world. Build your network! 




Study options


Study Only:

Online Lectures + Text 

Get the learning with - no assessment commitment. 

* No due dates

* Unlimited access to online lectures - over 4 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.    

* Full electronic text - over 60 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing worked examples and activities to support learning

* All templates and checklists from the Certificate program




Pay with EURO from €135

  Pay with USD from $150 

  Pay with AUD from $199 

Full Program:

Full Certificate Program

Get the learning, trainer support, assessment, and Certificate.

* Up to 6 weeks to complete full qualification

* Unlimited access to online lectures - over 4 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.  

* Full electronic text - over 60 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing worked examples and activities to support learning

* All templates and checklists from the Certificate program

* Access to our Students & Graduates Facebook community

* 1-on1 trainer support 

* 1 written assessments

* Hard copy Certificate

Pay with EURO from €265

  Pay with USD from $300 

  Pay with AUD from $399 


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Course structure and learning outcomes



Apply compliance requirements in the promotion of personal care products (cosmetics)

Covers the application of the range of compliance requirements and obligations that must be fulfilled by an organisation promoting cosmetic personal care products. Learn how to:

  • ensure compliance is an integral part of normal business operations
  • develop and edit marketing campaigns to suit organisation and legislative requirements
  • ensure an effective, compliant message is being communicated



  • On-line lectures to support learning and activities within the texts
  • Electronic text for 1 unit
  • Ingredient label checklist – use to ensure your ingredient list is always right
  • Label checklist – use to ensure essential information is on every label
  • Written assessment comprising theoretical questions and workplace simulated scenarios



  • Correctly classify cosmetic claims as compliant or non-compliant in EU, US, Aus, Canada, China, South Korea and Japan
  • Prepare, check and correct marketing claims to be fully compliant with cosmetic marketing regulations for various promotional activities
  • Prepare, check and correct compliant cosmetic label text for various countries
  • Keep up to date with cosmetic label and claims regulations (and changes)
  • Source appropriate evidence to support cosmetic claims
  • Determine cosmetic tests that may be needed to support additional cosmetic claims when required
  • Work with Cosmetic Chemists on developments to support intended claims

On successful completion, learners will be able to correctly prepare clever, compliant cosmetic advertising claims in various media sources (print and on-line), as well as prepare fully compliant cosmetic labels and ingredient lists to suit a variety of country requirements. In addition, essential checklists and templates are provided in this Certificate program to give Brand Owners, Brand Management and Regulatory personnel the tools they need to effectively comply with cosmetic claims and labels regulations.  



  • Small cosmetic brand owners
  • Cosmetic Brand Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs personnel



  • Cosmetic Brand owners – it is the company’s responsibility putting cosmetic products into the marketplace that their claims, labels and ingredient lists are fully compliant
  • Cosmetic Brand Managers overseeing marketing, labels and claims
  • Regulatory personnel responsible for ensuring cosmetic label and claim compliance



  • This course consists of 1 unit of competency
  • Full-time study = 36-38 hours per week to complete in 1.5 week
  • Part-time study = 15-20 hours per week to complete in 2 weeks
  • Flexible study = 5-10 hours per week to complete in 6 weeks 
  • Study load consists of:
    • Guided training and workplace simulations = 25 hours
    • Extension research and assessment activities = 15 hours