FAQ – ANT Program

Enrollees must be attending or a graduate of a nail or cosmetology program of an accredited pre-license nail course in his/her state, hold a valid state license for performing nail services or similar professional certification for their locale.

This is a career development course and would not be accepted in lieu of education provided by a state-sanctioned school.  No “accreditation” is necessary from or required by any state. This “advanced specialty program” changes the career outlook of those who complete the modules and are certified.

The price for the ANT is $379. If purchased as a bundle, you will also receive a second course at no charge: Safe Salon Concepts – a value of $77. Please contact us to request assistance if you have any questions and indicate if you prefer to pay with Square or PayPal.

There is a $39.00 processing fee through PayPal for each Certification Packet, once you have submitted a Course Survey. The ANT Certificate Packet will contain a high-quality displayable Certificate ready for framing, special offers from our participating industry partners and an ANT pin to wear while working. If the graduate also takes the Safe Salon Professional exam, this certificate will also be included, plus marketing materials, if it is taken and passed immediately following the ANT exam.

No, it does not for several reasons.  One important reason is that only a handful of people have asked for them over the years and that does not justify spending the thousands to become approved again in all states who require them. We are happy to provide an outline for those who are in states that require CEs and award CEs for their professionals on that basis.

Yes, certain countries are eligible, though you must obtain our approval first. You must be working as a nail professional in your country of residence, according to your country’s regulations and be able to prove that you are.

The information in the course is available online anytime, anywhere you have internet access. But schools that meet NCA’s standards may also offer the ANT Program.

You can purchase a bundle of the courses you want:  The WNT Bundle includes the ANT (10 Modules), Safe Salon, and the WNT (10 modules) = 20 modules, 3 tests and 3 Certifications. The WNT + MNT Internship Bundle is the ANT, the WNT and the Internship module which, after completion, adds the MNT Certification credential.

To enroll, you must simply add the course to your cart, apply any applicable Coupon Code, if acquired, and complete your purchase. In this process you will set up your User Profile and be directed for payment.

 Tuition for the Advanced Nail Technician Program is $379.00 USD. It can be paid through PayPal or credit card via Square, WooCommerce, Stripe and other modalities.

This program is copyrighted and your enrollment is good for only one student–just like a college course, only one person can attend. Sharing is not permitted.

Nailcare Academy can take payment via PayPal, Stripe, and other modalities or send an invoice through Stripe. The payment companies accept credit or debit cards. If you prefer an invoice, contact Janet at 863-273-9134 and it will be arranged.

Since the programs are immediately accessible after purchase, NA adheres to the usual Intellectual Property Refund Policy: No refund is available once the program is chosen and purchased. No exceptions. For that reason, it is important all purchasers to be fully certain of their decision before purchasing the Programs.

Download of any of our course modules is not allowed but once purchased, you are welcome to review them online at any time. We encourage yearly review and updating of your information. Nailcare Academy’s programs are copyrighted Intellectual Properties and sold for use by a single purchaser. The copyrights are retained as are ownership of the Programs and their contents.

Yes, our website and our courses are fully responsive, meaning they work on any type of smart device—as long as you have internet access, you can view the modules.

We do not have a limitation because we encourage our graduates to re-enter for refresh of information at least yearly. However, we strongly encourage you to make steady progress toward achieving your Certification.

Yes, and we highly recommend it. Simply log into the website and go to the top menu bar under “My Courses” to access your purchased programs.

All the materials required by the course are provided on the website. We encourage you to download the ANT Handbook in Module 10 to keep in your salon as an excellent reference.

Marketing materials are provided in the course which are downloadable and customizable. These materials are only available to ANT students/graduates after paying for and entering the programs. As you progress through the modules, there are many suggested marketing activities which will increase your level of success.

 The program consists of modules of information, Module 1-10 and then an exam. The Modules are divided into topic sections. Module 1 introduces some basic information, but mostly concentrates on understanding how to move around in the course. Study questions are available at the bottom of Modules 2 – 8 which contain the “heart” of the program. We suggest you download and answer them to aid in your test preparation. Module 9 is marketing techniques and activities. Module 10 is resources and materials to help you implement your new training.

We hope you will. Each one is crafted to provide you with the best learning experience possible and is based upon sound learning principles.

The exam is administered online and can be accessed in the program—you will be given directions at the appropriate time. Once you open the exam, you must complete it–if you log out or are interrupted, you will need to start again. Once you are satisfied with your answers, “submit” it and wait a moment to receive your grade.

A minimum of 80% is required to pass the exam to achieve certification as an Advanced Nail Technician (ANT). The student gets two chances to pass the exam.

After passing the exam with the required 80% correct, you must apply for your Certificate Packet by submitting a Survey. The Survey should open automatically after you receive your exam grade, but in the event you miss the redirection, the Survey Link is in Module 10.  When you submit your Survey, you should be redirected to PayPal to purchase your Certificate Packet for $39.95. This certificate is optional. A free downloadable certificate is sent to the passing student after completing the exam.

You do not. The displayable certificate packet is optional. We suggest the student wait until receiving the downloadable certificate before spending the money for the more expensive certificate. The other materials in the packet are available in the Resources tab on the Course Summary page of each program, and the pin is purchasable in the Resource tab of each program also as are the transparencies, etc.

Will spending the money on this course bring me new clients?

An entire module is written to train you in just how to do that. Marketing materials are available and customizable for your use. If you do as we say, you will be at a much higher level of success very quickly.

For technical problems, such as not being able to access something, email: info@nailcare-academy.com.This email address is monitored and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible—we do not promise 24 hour customer support, however. For content questions or mentoring, call Janet at 863-273-9134. She is a very willing mentor to all our students and graduates.

We are open to suggestions for improvement always. Please feel free to give us your honest feedback on your Survey, or email us at any time at info@nailcare-academy.com.

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