The Academy of Nail Design, MediNail Learning Center and The Mirage Spa Education Center are nail technician courses that offer online home study programs. Each of these organizations offers different types of certification programs, both cosmetic and medical.
Online courses are designed to impart the skills and knowledge needed for many varieties of nail technician work. However, many states do not recognize online training for licensing purposes. If the prospective student intends to work in this field professionally, he should confirm that online classes are approved by his state's cosmetology board before enrolling. Contact information for these boards is typically available on official state government websites under the labor and licensing section.