This is a Virginia Licensed School with a State Approved Nail Course for those wanting a Virginia Nail Technician License (required to sell any nail services in Virginia). When our course is completed, graduates will sit for the State Exams to get a Virginia Nail Tech License. Students must attend a school like this to be able to take the state exam to get their License. Be aware of workshops or training that do not allow you to sit for the exams to get a Nail License!

NO start dates=enroll 24/7

Make a payment to start online TODAY

  • age 16 or up
  • state/gov photo ID
  • 10th grade English reading level
  • 130 hours of internet access 
  • HS diploma not required

Our graduates can get licensed and many are self employed today!


Today's Cost:

$2,250 paid in full online or cash $2,000 $1,850
or $750 down with 5 monthly payments of $350 (Sept 1-Feb 1)

Kit is optional to buy here or get mani, pedi and acrylic supplies yourself
Only other cost is $172 after finishing the course to take exams and $105 to get licensed. 

Virginia does not offer Financial Aid for Nail education. Hair/Cosmetology education offers aid: check hair schools for cosmetology financial aid. Cosmetologists can sell nail care. This is NOT a 100% online course. Virginia requires in-class hours/testing for licensing. 

Start Today Online

Pay now to start today! Complete 130 hours of self paced online study anytime 24/7 to finish. Finish 50hrs online to attend first class day.

Attend Later by Appt

Students book classes 1-2 times a month anyday they want. We have dates Mon-Sun to pick any desired hours between 10am-9pm

Get Licensed

Go your own speed to complete our course and be ready/permitted to take the state exams to get your Virginia Nail Technician License. Finish time is 2-6 months depending on the student's dedication to finish their online study and pass tests at the school. If online study is 30hrs per month=finish time about 4-5 months.

Not interested in our license course? Take a one day workshop on a subject instead. No license required. 

Our Program will provide you with the knowledge to pass your state board exam. Set yourself up now for a fun new job career (full time or on the side) or self employment to make what you want-when you want next year!

 Almost ALL our students drive an hour and more than half of our students drive 2-3 hrs for classes 1-2 times a month to get their Virginia Nail Tech license. 

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Our course cost can be made back in a month

Example Nail Tech Job 

Time Service Cost
9am-10am Gel Manicure $35
10am-12pm Acrylic Set $70
12pm-1pm Lunch  
1pm-2pm Pedicure $40
2pm-3pm Gel Extension Set $45
3pm-4pm Acrylic Fill-In $45
4pm-5pm Dip Manicure Set $40
5pm-5:30pm Manicure $25
ONE DAY Total $300
  Potential Tips Add $40
  Potential Art Add $50

Some Tech's prices are higher 

AND...all this could be made at home OR work at a resort spa job (with benefits) right away without having to build a client or getting supplies.

In the state of Virginia, you must have a DPOR issued Nail Technician license to sell any type of nail service to avoid a Class 1 misdemeanor. Anyone selling nail services (without a DPOR license posted at all times) can be reported for violation. A cease and desist may be issued if violated with issues to obtain licensure in the future.

Send an email with the name of the unlicensed tech and their location to:


Just get your Virginia Nail Technician License and create more opportunities for yourself in the future! 

Selling nail care with no license

  • Class 1 misdemeanor and fines
  • Potential for serious lawsuits by clients
  • Stuck in a low end job with no growth
  • Not chemical or service safety trained to cause allergic reactions and chemical injury to themselves or clients
  • Could get or cause blood borne diseases like HIV, Hepatitis, HPV, Herpes, MRSA or TB from no training
  • Insurance won't pay out if unlicensed
  • potential for "cease and desist" when violated
  • Issue to make more money with less physical work later as a skilled knowledgeable licensed master/artist
  • potential for audit and issues with taxes

Having a Nail Tech License

  • Future growth in the career 
  • Knowledge to provide safe services
  • Expand to become a Salon Owner
  • High pay at Luxury Spas in Resorts
  • Insurance coverage protection
  • Eligible for Pro Trade shows/workshops
  • Employment with Pro Nail brands
  • Future advancement jobs with more $$$
  • MNT Career in a Medical Office
  • Beat the competition as a Pro
  • Approved taxable income for SE with 1099 for deductions to help you pay less taxes
  • Understand safety to avoid lawsuits
  • Potential for a job with benefits


Having a license means that you are capable to understand the safety and health of the client as a priority. Most proscecutable injuries, chemical burns and allergies in nail services are caused by unlicensed Nail Techs. 
Experience working at different beauty businesses with your license can expose you to ideas, visions, connections and training that makes it possible to become a successful business owner of your own professional salon(s) or spa(s) in the future. Having a license gives you more career options later when you become a master at your trade to work less and make more. As your books fill you will have less time for school so get your license now!

Almost half of our students come from scams, closed schools or schools that did not help lead them to licensing. 

Human/Labor trafficking is VERY real and much closer than you think.
If you see nail salons or massage parlors with staff that have the signs report it. This is happening all over the United States at an alarming rate. Click the picture above to see the statistics in your state. RECOGNIZE TRAFFICKING 

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