Advocates of Safe Pedicures

         Welcome to the IPA: International Pedicure Association


This very informative book is available

to purchase through the IPA.

Call today to order yours!

Dr. Mark Hinkes, DPM 




The IPA is the only voluntary professional association of  its kind in the world focusing on pedicuring. 

The Association advocates safe pedicuring through education and support for our members. 

Benefits of Membership:

Members only section of website
Educational webinars and other opportunities
Photo gallery of foot conditions
Interesting articles
Salon safety guidelines
Discounts on Insurance
Members Business Directory
"Ask an Expert" feature
Message board
Discounts on products and tools


Membership Registration is available under the Membership, and  Levels of Membership 

tabs at the top of the page.

           For renewals or inquiries please call the office at:1-866-326-7573 

Currently you cannot make payment online,  this needs to be done over the phone.

"Thank you so much for providing us with such great educational webinars. I find it all very fascinating and 
am so glad to be part of the IPA"  D.C., ON

"Being a member of the IPA that offers so much to its members, allows people like me who live in a very small community, feel less isolated from other professionals."  T.D., NS

Good Resource Site for Foot Care Issues 
Dr. Mark Hinkes, DPM   
Get your questions answered here

The Benefits of Loyalty Programs
With the opening of so many new spas, loyalty programs are all the more important. Members can watch webinars pertinent to this topic in the Members Only section of the website.

Home Remedies for "Smelly" Shoes
Read the article here
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Specials for




Available to all consumers, professionals and members!

Professional pricing upon request
Call the IPA to order yours!
or email
(limited quantities)



 Our free webinars are presented by    industry experts and  educators.    Topics include Infection Control,    Sanitation  and  Hygiene, New    techniques and products for  managing conditions,  How to use  guides, etc.  We also  include  business webinars which  are  designed to  help  you to grow your  business. Prospective  members are  welcome to attend one seminar prior  to joining the  association.

Coming Up Class Dates
September 20 - 23 Chicago, Il

Level 1

Certified Master Pedicurist

CMP Program – days

  • Foot Care as a profession/Recognize and Recommend
  • Introduction to foot structure, body alignment, biomechanics & how these impact the pedicure
  • Structural deformities of the foot
  • Diseases and disorders of the skin & nail
  • Understanding the skin on the feet
  • Different products used in the management of skin and nail problems
  • Specialty nail services
  • Sanitation, disinfection, sterilization
  • Anatomy of the foot
  • Implications of diabetes and chronic illness on the pedicure
  • Marketing and sales – promoting yourself
  • Practical experience working on each other and on models
  • Introduction to case studies

   Contact NASP directly for more information and to  register 1-855-622-6277.   Certificate issued on successful completion.  

 Open to anyone.   IPA members receive 10% discount

Coming Webinars:

September - Morag Currin -       Oncology Esthetics - Effects of   Cancer Treatment on the Skin

October - Marlene Reid DPM -   Corns and Calluses

Advanced Education Partners:
   NASP - North American School of Podology (CMP  advanced pedicures)
   Medinail Learning Center (Medical Nail Technician)
   The Academy of Nail Design (natural nail specialist) 

         Basic Education - USA 

            Basic Education -     International,  Online                      
To speak to a member of the team dial 1-866-326-7573 (10 AM to 10 PM Eastern time)

To contact us via email, send email to

Head Office - USA / International:  International Pedicure Association, 6878 South Staff Rd., Fayetteville NC  28306
Sub Office  - Canada: International Pedicure Association, 1 Westside Dr. Unit 12, Toronto, ON M9C 1B2
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