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 manicurists and nail technicians 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?

Nail Technician

Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians

Your first order of business will be 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 the topics of:

Manicures and pedicures
Sculptured nails
Nail wraps
Individual removals

What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renew your license every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?

For fees, licensing duration and renewal details check with local governing body.

Location(s):

Virginia