Virginia Nail School

State Licensed and Approved for those wanting a license required to sell Nail Care in Virginia.

Students come here from all over the state of Virginia including MD, WV and NC with more than 90% of our students driving an hour or more to attend classes here by appointment. 



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No course in VA (that leads to licensing) can be 100% online

Anyone selling nail services in Virginia must have a DPOR nail license posted or they can be violated with a Class 1 misemeanor and sued for any damage done during the service. Details at the bottom of this page. 

  • Enroll anyday 24/7 (ages 16+)
  • Online study open 24/7 (5-10+hrs a week)
  • Attend 0-4 days a month later (10 days)
  • Most students finish in 4-5 months

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Workshops & Consultations will be back later in 2021


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In order to sell ANY nail services in Virginia you must have a posted Nail license given to you from DPOR after passing state exams inside a secured testing center. Single day or 100% all online training is not approved to sit for these state exams. Unlicensed service providers can not be insured for liability and can be sued by customers. Violations will cause issues with obtaining any type of State regulated Career License later in life. 


Any person practicing barbering, cosmetology (hair care), nail care, or waxing services for sale without a posting license may be prosecuted and fined by the Commonwealth under §§ 54.1-111 A 1 and 54.1-202 of the Code of Display of license. A state issued posted license is required at all times for anyone selling nail care services (this includes learning apprentices posting their DOLI issued temporary permit).  Call (804) 367-8504 or email  to get help with filing a complaint about a unsafe salon or not seeing posted DPOR issued licenses for each staff selling nail care and an additional DPOR issued license for the salon. 

Nail Techs are trained and tested by the state to recognize skin issues for referral to a licensed Doctor or Podiatrist. Any Tech diagnosing, prescribing or providing "cure" medical treatment can be prosecuted including lawsuits by clients. All beauty professional are NOT allowed to cut any living tissue (or skin) off the fingers, toes or feet without an additional license from the Board of Medicine to avoid potential lawsuits from clients and a reportable violation
§§ 54.1-2400.01

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