It takes more than just good looks to become a proper mall Santa. Not just anyone can hop into the big red pants and do the job. It takes quite a bit of training to earn the chair, and we’ve found out there’s actually a college for Santas. “Santa University,” which is run by a company called Noerr Programs Corporation, involves four days of intensive training, an extensive background check, several rounds of interviews, and a real beard. Noerr is responsible for providing Santas for over 278 major malls across the U.S. Santa University takes place every August in Arvad, California, and we have the promotional video from the University for you to check out.