DSS-NSC Certificate Of Competence Courses


DSS, in collaboration with the National Skin Centre (NSC), offers Certificate of Competence (COC) Courses in Aesthetic Procedures. These have been designed specifically to help doctors gain confidence & competence in the performance of minimally invasive aesthetic dermatological procedures. The courses cover both the essential theory & clinically relevant practical aspects of the procedures.

Doctors who wish to perform aesthetic procedures in Singapore and who do not meet requisite criteria as set by SMC may register for our courses. 

Method of Instruction

The courses are held in a classroom setting during a Saturday afternoon. Workshop objectives are achieved via:

  1. Lectures supplemented with live or video demonstration sessions
  2. Emphasis on basic competency, safety and FDA-approved indications
  3. Question and answer sessions in a neutral and conducive environment
  4. Written assessment at the end to ensure that participants have assimilated the important take-home messages



Courses are planned and conducted by dermatologists experienced in the practice of aesthetic procedures from both the public and private sectors.


The COC courses are accredited by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee.

Upcoming Courses


Date Procedure Information
11 May 2024 Botulinum Toxin Click here to register
13 Jul 2024 Pigment Laser Click here to register
14 Sep 2024 Intense Pulsed Light Click here to register
9 Nov 2024 Laser Hair Removal  

Time: Saturdays 2 – 6 pm
Venue: National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205


The courses are open to all medical doctors.
Local doctors must be minimum PGY2 in order to register.
Overseas doctors must provide proof of medical registration in their home country in order to register.


Questions on aesthetic practice guidelines for doctors, including COC: please refer to SMC website.

Question on the DSS-NSC courses: please contact Ms Stephanie Tay (secretariat@dermatology.org.sg).