We are state licensed to offer a state approved education to those wanting a Nail License to sell nail services in Virginia


PIF or make a down payment to START ONLINE STUDY within 24 hrs

  • We have no start date=enroll anytime 24/7
  • Start with online self paced book study (to finish within 6 months)
  • Book the first lab day in 1-2 months
  • Book class online or by text/email for a day Mon-Sun
  • pick your time for class between 10-9 on weekdays
  • Sat & Sun pick start times at 10:30, 2 or 5:30 (no sat in late Aug-early Nov)
  • Class sizes are limited to 1-2 students for focused attention


Intro Level 1 Study requires 50 hrs of Mani/Pedi training to go to:
Acrylic Level 2 Study for 50 hrs of Acrylic training to finish with:
 Level 3 Study for the final 50 hrs to finish while preparing for exams

Virginia DOES NOT accept any 100% online study course to get licensed

Virginia does not offer Financial Aid for nail education (but they do for cosmetology)


  • age 16 or up
  • state/gov photo ID
  • gov ID or SS card
  • English speaking
  • HS English reading level
  • internet access 

Online Study

  • self paced work
  • study anytime 24/7
  • finish in 3-6 months
  • 30+hrs a month min
  • try sample online study

+Class Study

  • attendance required 
  • class size is 1-4 max
  • pick any day Mon-Sun
  • pick times between 10-9
  • located in Central VA


We teach the basics to learn how to provide safe nail care service skills to be able to take the state exams for licensing. 

Study anytime 24/7

Book Classes by appointment

Finish to get Licensed

Click ENROLL NOW if you are ready to enroll today!

Enroll before Feb 16 cost is: $2,250 with card online or $2,100 cash by appt
The no credit check down payment option is $1,000 down with five monthly payments of $300
After Feb 16 the course cost will be about $500 more

A Supply Kit is optional to purchase here or you can get the supplies on your own after completion of about 40 hours of online study.  Supplies are not specific you just need Sanitiation, mani, pedi and acrylic supplies. Other costs that are not included will be the travel fee to attend class (and the $172 state exam fee and $90 license fee due after finishing the course). 

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Anyone selling any type of nail service (without a DPOR license posted at all times) can be reported

Send an email with the name of the tech and their location to: ComplaintAnalysis@dpor.virginia.gov

Selling nail care with no license

  • Class 1 misdemeanor and fines
  • Potential for lawsuits by clients!!!!!
  • Stuck in a low end job with no growth
  • Not chemical or service safety trained and can cause allergic reactions 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 if reported
  • Issue to make more money with less physical work later as a skilled knowledgeable artist
  • potential for audit and issues with taxes

Having a Nail Tech License

  • Expand to become a Salon Owner
  • High pay at Luxury Spas in Resorts
  • Insurance coverage protection
  • Eligible for Pro Trade shows/Classes
  • Employment with Pro Nail brands
  • Future teaching or training jobs
  • Grow with MNT Medical Job
  • Beat the competition as a Pro
  • Access to nail careers with benefits
  • approved taxable income for SE with deductions to help you pay less taxes

Having a license could offer the ability to work at a benefit paying job that pays you a take home salary that could be more than what you earn now because there is no supply cost. 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.  Just get your license!

Human/Labor trafficking is VERY real and 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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