To take the course students must:

1. Be 16 years old within one month of starting 

2. A valid Driver's License or DMV ID
3. Social Security Card

4. Passed a 9th grade reading level

5. Bring a Pair of color passport photos at labs



Students enrolled before October 2017:
Take their 1-2 lab days by appt on a available Sat and/or Sun between 10-7

In 2018, all students are able to attend open Mon/Wed lab dates by choice



Mon or Wed between 10-4
Sat or Sun offered 1-2 times a month between 10-7

Students pick the time/day they can attend on available class dates/time.
No night classes are offered. Class dates will vary based on holidays.


To take the online course students need access to the internet at least 5-10 hours a week to finish about 100 hours of online work within a year. Our students have completed online work on laptops, ipads, smart phones and desktops. 


To take the course and the state exams, students must have a 9th grade reading level and 4th grade math skills.  A high school diploma is not needed to take the course or to get a Virginia Nail Technician license. 


Students do not have to live in Virginia to obtain a Virginia Nail Technician license, but nail services can only be done in Virginia with a Virginia Nail Technician license. Other states allow transfer into their state based on their own regulations. Click reciprocity for details about moving out of state. People can have multiple licenses from different states as long as they pay the state's yearly license fee. The license expires when they stop paying the state license fee. License fees range from $40-150 per year or every other year. Virginia is $105 every other year.


The course here is only taught in English.  An additional study guide can be purchased in Spanish or Vietnamese to go with the textbook. Please ask if we have a Korean guide available. 
The Virginia state exams are offered in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean. 


ADA Compliance:
The state offers ADA special accommodations for those taking their state exams. This school is ADA compliant with education provided in wheelchair accessible rooms/tables. The two way swinging door can be opened for those needing assitance. Handicap parking is near the door. There are no stairs inside or outside into the school. There is no curb blockage for walkway into the school. The restroom in the school is ADA compliant.


Students with misdemeanors and/or felony conviction(s) must show criminal history reports to DPOR after finishing the course to take their state exams. The licensing department has a form to fill out. The State DPOR board will review the charges to approve or disapprove state licensure. The decision to approve a student for state licensure when students has a felony or misdemeanor conviction is based entirely on the Virginia DPOR state board, this school has no part in the decision. The board will not make this decision until the student has successfully passed their exams. They will require state police copies of your charges when filing to take state exams. We have had students in the past with convictions that got approval for licensure but it can take months or over a year to finalize. All conversations will be kept confidential when students discuss any criminal convictions so please do not be concerned about speaking with the instructor. She is not here to judge you, she wants to help you. 




To obtain a Virginia Nail Technician license you should be clear of any previous violations with licensure issues or disciplinary action in barbering, cosmetology, waxing, nail care, esthetics or tattooing in any other state. The board will review past issues to determine eligibility for state licensure only after exams are passed.


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