• 16 years of age within one month of starting

  • A valid Driver's License, DMV ID
  • A Social Security card (a DMV ID can be used only if you were never issued a Soc. Security card)
  • A pair of passport photos required during labs


  • Online Students will attend labs and testing on Mon & Wed between 10-5 by appointment

  • In-School students must be able to attend their pre-planned class days by appointment


  • Online course students can pay in full to get a discount or pay in steps as they take them

    The online course costs $150 to start, $500 to continue online studies, testing is $50x2 per try to pass and labs are $2,000-3,500

  • The In-School course and all tutorials must be paid in full to start and book time to attend

  • There is no financial aid like pell grants offered for nail education in the state of Virginia. There is aid for those attending hair training schools but only nails is taught here. 


  • Online course students need access to the internet at least 5-10 hours a week to finish about 100 hours of online work within 6-8 months (students have completed online work on laptops, tablets, ipads, smart phones and desktop computers)


  • 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

  • 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 or bi-yearly license fee. The license expires when they stop paying the state license fee. Virginia is $105 due 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 walkways are 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 within 20 feet of 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.

  • Please bring documents on an IEP to a request a meeting with the Instructor before starting if desired. 

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 to take their state exams. The forms are below.

  • 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. 

  • The board will review past license loss or issues to determine eligibility for state licensure only after exams are passed.

  • 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. The instructor 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.


Disciplinary Action Reporting Form
Disciplinary Action Reporting Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
Denial of Licensure Reporting Form
Denial of Licensure Forms.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Criminal Conviction Reporting Form
Criminal Conviction Reporting Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
Virginia State Police Criminal History Record Request Form
VSP Help Desk (804) 674-2131
Criminal History Record Request Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [638.3 KB]
Temporary Permit Application
Temporary Permit Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Salon/Shop/Spa Self-Inspection Form
Salon Self Inspection Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [974.4 KB]

Updated Feb 2018


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