Virginia Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Virginia is controlled by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Virginia
Specific requirements to perform manicures and nail services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.
Who’s allowed to perform these services?
Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians
You’ll need to complete education and training requirements, which means graduating from a program offered through one of Virginia’s nail technician schools. The Department of Professional Occupation Regulation maintains a list of approved manicurist schools in Virginia, where you will find a choice of over three-dozen programs located in these cities:
7 in Richmond
3 in Virginia Beach
2 in Vienna
2 in Harrisonburg
1 in Chesapeake
Your nail technician courses and practical training must be at least 150 hours and cover:
Manicures and pedicures
What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?
What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
Renews every two years.
What are fees associated with licensing?
For fees and renewal details check with local governing body.