Enrollment Requirements

Our team of professional Instructors and Administrators welcome you to an amazing educational opportunity. We want to thank you for inquiring about your future career with our training center. You have taken the first step towards creating a lasting career and every Academy staff team member will be available to support your decision.

When you visit our training center, the Admissions Officer will be on hand to answer all your questions and take you on a tour. During your initial visit you will be given a catalog and an admissions packet that must be completed prior to enrolling.

The admissions procedure is the same for any and all Academy programs:


• Proof of Education: (if under the age of 18 years old) 

• High School Diploma or GED (or at least 10 high school credits)

• Picture ID and Proof of 16 years of age or older: 

          • Driver license

          • Government issued picture ID (passport, military or similar)

• A completed Academy of Nail Technology Admissions packet and

• Attend an enrollment interview and tour

• Receive the school’s catalog before signing agreement

• $250.00 enrollment & application fee (non-refundable) 

NOTE: Aestheticians and Cosmetologists interested in applying for the Nail Technician Training course MUST ALSO provide a current copy of their Arizona State Board license.

Our Students

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Training Schedule

Module I: 1-200 hours

Learn the basics in manicuring and pedicuring. Begin understanding the importance of sanitation and organization. Theory lesson will be on the chapter of the week as well as Personal development theory, nails structure theory, massage theory and gel polish theory. The hands on during the first 4 weeks is strictly  to memorize procedures and should only be performed on a fellow student. Toward the end of the 1st module you will begin seeing demos on your State board test. 

Module II: 201-400 Hours

Attend numerous demonstrations on acrylics including colored acrylic and design. Review demos from module 1. Continue perfecting technique on manicure, pedicure and gel polish application. Understand the importance of customer service as well as sanitation and organization. Begin testing for 3 finger and full set evaluations

Module III: 401-600 Hours

At this level you should have been released to the floor for all services including, manicure, pedicure, gel polish, acrylic fullset (pink and whites and colored acrylic), fill and back fills. Doing acrylic services will allow you to experience the e-file and how to be safe with it as well as when to use it. Manicure and pedicure service on the public will be replaced with more acrylic services. Begin finishing completions and preparing for school board and state board.

Aesthetician to Nail Technician

This program is modified to meet the student's scheduled training hours. Completion requirements are adjusted to meet graduation requirements, however test scores and practical evaluations are the same.

Number of weeks varies. Consideration is taken for Aesthetician’s work schedule in the salon.

Cosmetologist Nail Training  

This program is modified to meet the student's scheduled training hours. Completion requirements are adjusted to meet graduation requirements, however test scores and practical evaluations are the same.

**Number of weeks varies. Consideration is taken for Cosmetologist work schedule in the salon.


Requirements for AZ State Licensing

Upon graduating from Academy of Nail Technology, the following requirements are needed for obtaining an Arizona State Nail Technician License:  

  • Be a graduate of a school approved by the Arizona Board of Cosmetology, having the required number of hours for the selected course:

  • 600 hours for Nail Technology 

  • 300 hours for Aesthetician to Nail Tech

  • Mail completed paper work to State Board of Cosmetology

  • Register and Pay the required fees for testing with PCS

  • Pass a written & practical examination on the knowledge of the occupation administered by Professional Credential Services (PCS).  

Each student is responsible for scheduling their own testing dates.  
Registration can be accomplished on line www.pcshq.com with a VISA, MASTER CARD or DEBIT CARD. 

  • Nail Technician Theory and Practical Exam       $177.00

  • First License           $70.00                                          


Professional Credential Service passing score for each of these tests is 75%.
NOTE: Before testing, students must have the school report hours completed required by Arizona State Board for test eligibility. Once this report is received by the State Board they will contact Professional Credential Services who will administer both tests and mail results to the candidate.


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3553 W Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051

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