1225 Queensway East, Unit #34, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 0G4

Truly You Academy

International Association Of Trichologists (IAT)

Hair Practitioner’s Certificate Course (HPCC)

  • Calgary, AB: August 24, 25, 26 | 2024

Instructor: Caroline Ruggiero, Certified Trichologist, (IAT)

Study trichology with the Truly You Academy & the International Association of Trichologists to deepen your knowledge in this dynamic field. Trichology is a branch of dermatology that specializes in the advanced study of hair and scalp health and disease.

The Hair Practitioner’s Certificate Course (HPCC), offered by the Truly You Academy (Truly You Hair & Scalp Clinic), is a 3-day intensive Trichology course accredited by the International Association of Trichology (IAT) and instructed by IAT graduate and one of Canada’s leading Trichologists, Caroline Ruggiero. HPCC is designed for individuals associated with hair and medical aesthetic industries, either currently practicing or training, who want to expand their expertise and study scalp disorders and hair loss at our Mississauga clinic. Students will receive a Hair Practitioner certification from the International Association of Trichologists.

During this Trichology course you will learn how to better service your clients’ hair and scalp needs by getting to the root of trichological care. Those who study trichology at our Mississauga hair and scalp clinic will get a working knowledge of the chemistry and physiology of the hair and scalp; the chemical processes that lead to scalp ailments and hair breakage; the most common hair loss problems as well as their associated treatments.

Trichology is a fast-growing industry. Hair loss, scaling, itching, and excessive oiliness are just some of the common problems for which more and more people are seeking professional advice and treatment. The Truly You Academy aims to address this distinct need in the market by educating and empowering hair professionals across Canada seeking a hair practitioner certification.

Learn About HPCC Instructor, Caroline Ruggiero (IAT, WTS) 

Full Course Outline Below 

Truly You Academy

Why study Trichology at the Truly You Academy?

  • The HPCC is associated with the International Association of Trichologists, a global leader and reputable international body in Trichology.
  • This is the only HPCC in Canada that is instructed in-person by an IAT certified Trichologist, Caroline Ruggiero.
  • Offers both theoretical and in-class hands-on training in Trichology.
  • In-class instruction provides opportunities to ask questions and discuss the subject matter in an intimate and collaborative atmosphere.
  • Get a firsthand look at a fully equipped hair replacement and trichology clinic onsite (Toronto); Truly You Hair & Scalp Clinic has been an industry leader for 30 years.
  • Price of course includes: refreshments; a hardcopy of the HPCC textbook; USB key with the HPCC textbook and lectures / webinars by David Salinger, IAT Director; personal notebook and pen; hardcopy of HPCC certificate from the IAT.


Day 1 | August 24

IAT Hair Practitioner Course (Part 1) | 10am-4pm

Lesson One: Functions and structures of the skin
Lesson Two: Glands of the skin
Lesson Three: The chemistry and physiology of the hair
Lesson Four: Nervous and circulatory support systems
Lesson Five: Amino acids and bonds in the hair

Day 2 | August 25

IAT Hair Practitioner Course (Part 2) | 10am-4pm

Lesson Six: PH
Lesson Seven: Cystine, cysteine and permanent waving
Lesson Eight: Colouring and decolouring
Lesson Nine: Diffuse hair loss
Lesson Ten: Genetic hair loss in men and women
Lesson Eleven: Microscopy
Lesson Twelve: Scarring alopecia

Day 3 (AM) | August 26

IAT Hair Practitioner Course (Part 3) | 10am-12pm

Review: 1-hour course review & QA
Exam: 1 hour written exam*
*students must successfully pass the IAT written exam to receive their HPCC certificate.

Day 3 (PM) | August 26

Truly You Academy, Practical Trichology  | 1pm-5pm

Practical Trichology is a half-day course by the Truly You Academy designed to compliment the theory based components of the HPCC by providing students with hands-on instructions on how to implement key Trichological practices directly into their business.

Lesson One: The Consultation Process
Lesson Two:
How to Perform A Hair & Scalp Analysis
Lesson Three:
Recommending the Right Solutions

NOTE: Practical Trichology is an additional course created by the Truly You Academy. It is NOT a requirement for your IAT Hair Practitioner Certificate and is priced separately (please see below).

HPCC: Theory & Practice
Calgary, AB

$2800 CAD*

IAT Hair Practitioner Course + Truly You Practical Trichology
(Day 1, Day 2, Day 3-AM, Day 3-PM)

*$2800 if paid in full. $3100 if paid in instalments. To set up payment plan, contact Academy Manager, Krista Ricard, at [email protected] or 905.821.1092


  • Early Bird Pricing or Special Offers redeemable only upon full payment at checkout.
  •  Payment Plan available with Truly You Academy. Please contact Academy Manager, Krista Ricard, at [email protected] or 905.821.1092 for details.
  • Students can apply for financing through Medicard by iFinance, learn more at www.medicard.com or apply directly for HPCC financing at www.apply.medicard.com/12884 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 14 days will not be eligible for a refund.
Please cancel by phone (905.821.1092) or email ([email protected]).

NOTE: Each course session must have a minimum of 50% enrolment to proceed. Otherwise, the session will be postponed to a later date. In this case, enrolment fees will be 100% refunded.