SUCCESSFUL COURSE COMPLETION ADVICE:
- Attend responsibly to finish hours. Try not to miss ANY days of class. Skills taught that missed day are not retaught on another
- Avoid too much social distractions to focus on completing lab work when at class
- Make time each week to study the required minimum hours to finish on time
- Make sure to practice technique at home at least 5 hours per week to avoid low confidence issues at the next class
- Within the first week of starting, present your passport photo, DMV ID and SS Card to avoid delay in processing paperwork to take your state exams for
- Prepare to pay and take the state exams within 30 days of the course completion to be better prepared to pass the state exams to get licensed. The cost is $92 for the
written and $93 for the practical. This is paid to the exam center not here.
COST TO GET LICENSED (after course completion):
- The written exam is $92 and the practical exam is $93. Both costs are per try to pass. This should be paid within 3 months of graduation to avoid complications.
- The state license fee is $105 after passing both exams, due every 2 years to stay licensed. This must be paid after passing the state exams.
- No CEU's are required in Virginia
- Virginia is a NIC test approved state. Your license will be transferable into other states. You can be multi-state licensed.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND: State Regulation on Licensing
- Students with misdemeanors and/or felony conviction(s) must show criminal history reports to DPOR after finishing the course by purchasing their criminal history report for
$20-25. The instructor will privately help with the instructions.
- The state DPOR board will review the charges only after completing a course and passing both state exams to approve or disapprove state
- The decision to approve a student for licensure when students have convictions is based entirely on the Virginia DPOR state board, this school has no part in the decision
- The regulatory board does not make a review to decide to approve licensure until AFTER the student passes a nail course here and passes both state exams
- The board will want state police copies of your charges
- We have had students in the past with misdemeanor and felony convictions that got approval for licensure but it can take months or even over a year to finalize if approved.
An approval is worth trying for!
- All conversations about convictions are kept confidential and private between the student and the instructor so please don't be concerned about speaking about it