Certificate in Nail Tech

Explore the art of nail styling with a Certificate in Nail tech

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Why study Nail Tech?

Our most fabulous course yet! The Nail Tech Course covers all popular nail styling methods on the market and has been developed by industry professionals to deliver the latest techniques and trends. As part of this course, you will learn all about acrylics, gel polish, builder gel application and dipping systems. This is in addition to customer service, consulting with your client and the legalities surrounding offering these services. The course includes theoretical and practical based modules and is completely self-paced, meaning you can fit this training and education in around your current work or lifestyle. You will also receive an exclusive nail technician starter kit, which will provide you with the essential pro tools and materials to work on live models, future clients and to earn income to cover the original kit costs.

Now is the time to start thinking about how you see your career developing the nail industry. Whether you dream of working for yourself and choosing your own hours or picture yourself working alongside the best in the business in a bustling, popular salon. Either way, the potential is endless with our qualification.

Put your passion into practice and start making some serious income as a Nail Tech professional.

Upon completing this course students will be provided with a Certificate of Attainment in Nail Tech, which will highlight your overall understanding for this service and the individual skills you have achieved competency in.

Course Overview

24/7 Access

Enjoy self-paced and flexible studies with unrestricted access to your course contents. No matter what time of day you’d like to dip into your training, this education will be available to you.

Tutor Support

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. You’ll receive full support and guidance throughout your course, with tutors available for any questions you have via phone or email 6 days a week.


A custom-designed beauty kit will be sent directly to your door, with all the practical tools you require to complete your course and kickstart or further your career.


You’ll receive a Certificate of Attainment once you’ve completed your course. It’ll look seriously fabulous in your salon or to show-off to your employer.

Payment Options

Affordable interest free payment options available, or receive a discount when you pay the entire course costs upfront.

Course Details

Module One

Service Overview
Preparing for the Service
Customer Service
Client Consult & Legalities
Nail Anatomy
Nail Disorders
Prepping the Nails
Gel Polish Introduction & Application
Gel Polish Aftercare & Removal
Acrylic Introduction & Application
Acrylic French Application
Acrylic After & Removal
Gel Enhancement Introduction & Application
Rebalance & Repair
Removal & Aftercare
Dipping System Introduction & Application
Dipping System Aftercare & Removal
Nail Art
Acrylic powders
Acrylic liquid
Nail forms
Tip cutters
Tray of nail tips
Nail glue
Multiple files
Nail buffers
Gel polish
Base polish
Top coat polish
UV system
Builder gel pots
Dipping powders
Nail brushes
Brush restorer
Dappen dish
Cuticle oil
Practice hand
Cuticle clippers
Portable electric drill 80W rechargeable
  • You must have a computer and a reliable internet connection. If you do not have a computer or tablet, we can supply one

  • If you are under the age of 18, we need to speak with a guardian in order to enrol you

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

  • Be aware that some disabilities may affect your ability to study online. Please notify us so that we can fully support you with your studies

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All Canadian Beauty School short courses come with a Certificate of Attainment and a transcript of the units you have completed.

What you need to know about our gorgeous courses

24/7! There are no restrictions on when you’re able to access your course contents, as we want your training to be as flexible as possible. Morning, noon or night, your course will remain open for business.

You can if you want (and as an added bonus, you’ll even receive a discount if you do!) However, if you’d prefer to spread the payment we can easily set-up an interest free payment plan for you, which you can pay off fortnightly or monthly instead. But seriously, if money worries are holding you back from joining any of our courses, talk to our team and we’ll be happy to see if we can find a solution for you.

  • You must have a computer and a reliable internet connection. If you do not have a computer or tablet, we can supply one.
  • If you are under the age of 18, we need to speak with a guardian in order to enrol you.
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be aware that some disabilities may affect your ability to study online. Please notify us so that we can fully support you with your studies.

How long does a nail tech course take? Our Certificate in Nail Tech offers a self-paced learning experience. Typically, students complete the course in 10-20 weeks, but you have the flexibility of up to 12 months to finish, ensuring you can balance your studies with your schedule.

How much do nail techs earn in Canada? Nail technicians typically earn an hourly rate of $18 to $35, translating to an annual salary of approximately $40,000 to $60,000, depending on experience and location. Owning a nail salon can lead to an even higher nail tech salary, with some successful entrepreneurs exceeding six figures annually.

Want to know how to become a nail tech? Follow these steps 1. Complete a nail tech course and gain a certification. 2. Develop a business plan, including budgeting and location considerations. 3. Register your business and build a loyal client base.

Being a nail tech is creatively satisfying, as you craft beautiful nail designs while fostering client relationships. It’s a hands-on, detail-oriented profession that requires patience and precision, offering opportunities for self-expression and entrepreneurship.

In Canada, the requirement for a nail tech license varies by province and territory. Some regions mandate formal licensing and certification, while others may not have specific regulations in place. It’s essential to check with local authorities to determine the specific licensing requirements in your area.

Yes, online nail tech courses can be as effective as in-person ones if they offer flexibility, high-quality content, engaging instruction, and certification upon completion. Our course is designed to meet these criteria, ensuring comprehensive training and a fun learning experience. 

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What Our Students Have To Say About Us...

I have so enjoyed doing this course with you people. I have a goal at the end and this course is allowing me to reach the goal. Wonderful notes with so much information and enabling me to focus on my goals. Great help from the tutors always available when need to ask what may seem like a silly question but never judged on. Thank you!

Incredibly happy with every aspect of the 3 beauty courses I completed, studying from home has been a lifesaver. My kits were gorgeous and very helpful tutors. I can now add 3 more services to my home-based salon! Super happy, highly recommend.

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