Course Description – 100% Online

IMPORTANT: Please check with your local regulatory or licensing bureau/cosmetology association to ensure that our curriculum and online platform meet eligibility requirements for examination and licensing, where required.  This is particularly important for prospective students residing in the USA.

This is an online course. Become a fully qualified Professional Nail Technician. In this 400 hour course, you will learn the techniques on how to apply both Gel and Acrylic nails. You will become confident in applying regular and French sculpted nails, as well as Color Gel and Color Acrylic.

You will also learn to do Gel and Acrylic refills, Repairs, Re-growth, as well as proper use of the electric file, and Nail Art.

You will learn the proper techniques from the videos, then perform the procedures on the Nail Trainer Hand. Once you have completed your sets, simply send your assignments to our Mirage Spa Education Inc. head office for grading. A video will be made and sent to you with your evaluation, on what areas need improvement and what you have excelled in.

Natural nail services (manicures and pedicures) are performed on live models. You will not receive a kit – a list will be provided to you upon enrolment for required supplies.

To graduate from this course, you will be required to complete a pre-determined number of assignments, along with a number of multiple choice exams, as well as a final exam. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be on your way to a new and exciting career as a Fully Qualified Nail Technician. You can take up to twelve (12) months to complete this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Fully Qualified Nail Technician Diploma, a Natural Nail Tech Diploma and a Cuccio Naturale’ Certificate, as well as your stamped/sealed official transcripts.

Requirements: Minimum 19 years of age or have completed grade 12 (or equivalent);

You must have Internet access, and a digital device that can take and submit photos.

Based on 400 hours Theory and Practical

This Fully Qualified Nail Technician course teaches the fundamentals of nail technology and students will learn to perform artificial nail services using Gel and Acrylic nail products. They will also learn filing techniques using an Electric File and natural nail treatments for the hands and feet (manicure / pedicure). Nail Art will also be taught.

Modules – Nailtech course is delivered in six (6) modules (blocks); once you have successfully completed one module, you can move onto the next.

Module 1 – Tip Application / Temporary Sets
Module 2 – Gel Nails
Module 3 – Acrylic Nails
Module 4 – Electric File
Module 5 – Nail Art Color Gel and Acrylic
Module 6 – Manicure and Pedicure

THEORY: You are required to write exams in accordance with the Standard textbook of Nail Technology

History and Opportunities
Life Skills
Your Professional Image
Communicating for Success
Infection Control
General Anatomy and Physiology
Skin Structure and Growth
Nail Structure and Growth
Nail Diseases and Disorders
Basics of Chemistry
Nail Product Chemistry Simplified

Basics of Electricity
Electric Filing
Acrylic Nail Enhancements
UV Gels
The Creative touch
Seeking Employment
ON the Job
Salon Business

Tip applications, blending and shaping

Tip extensions (Sculpting Clear and Pink and White in Gel and Acrylic)
Form extensions (Sculpting Clear and Pink and White in Gel and Acrylic)
Nail Refills, Repair, Rebalance – with E-file
Color gel and acrylic (nail art)
Electric File
Spa Manicure
Spa pedicure
Arm and hand massage
Foot and leg massage
Nail art (rhinestones, decals, glitter, mylar flakes, and much more)


Registration fee of $250.00 must be paid in advance to hold your seat


Course costs:

Tuition                            $1500.00 ($2500 for International Students)
Online training fees      $1200.00
Total =                            $2700.00 ($3700 for International Students)

>> OR Choose from payment plans below:


Payment plan:

$450.00 per module x 6 modules (pay as you go plan)

$225.00 per month x 12 months (part time)

$675.00 per month x 4 months (full time)

The tuition costs do not include textbooks, tools or products that you will need to  complete. However, has pre-made professional kits for your convenience. Once enrolled you will be given the link to the book(s) and kit(s) required to complete the specific course. Should you already have a comparable professional product(s) as listed in the kit, you can remove pre checkout.

Kit prices are listed below at a wholesale pricing level and do not include taxes. Please consider the appropriate taxes for your area. Prices and contents subject to change without notice.

This is a pay-as-you-go course so you only need to order your kit when you are in that specific module.

Module Kits

Module 1 – Tip application includes Nail Trainer Hand -Cost $353.65

Module 2 – Gel – includes light unit – Cost $413.05

Module 3 – Acrylic – Cost $117.90

Module 4 – Electric File – Cost $175.00

Module 5 – Nail Art – Cost $187.00

Module 6 – Manicure / Pedicure – Cost $328.00


All Course material is delivered online, therefore you must purchase the E-Book assigned to this course.

The E-book provides you with a key code to open the course. Also available are the beautiful hard copy text books. You can purchase the E-Book and the textbook as a bundle, but you cannot purchase the text book separately.

Nail Tech Volume 8 E-Book (seat in learning platform) Cost $525.00

Bundle (E-Book and Hard Copy) Cost $ 650.00 will charge you directly for your books, products and shipping. Shipping is through Canada Post with delivery to your door. A signature is required.

Requirements: Minimum 19 years of age or have completed grade 12 (or equivalent); You must have Internet access, and a digital device that can take and submit photos.

Please check with your local governing body to ensure Canadian credentials are accepted in your area.

Payment Options:

We encourage you to look into various funding options available in your province.

We can’t guarantee individual eligibility with any specific funding agency or financial assistance program; however, below is a list of links that may help provide you direction.

Please check back regularly, as we will be adding to the list as more options become available:


Student Aid British Columbia

Mirage Spa Education has compiled a Student Aid BC Handbook – This is your first stop in understanding the requirements, obligations, and policies before applying to Student Aid BC. Please read through the handbook carefully before beginning your application process online.
Mirage Spa Education Student Aid BC Funding Handbook



Canada Emergency Response Benefit (COVID-19) 

Use of Registered Plans for Education 

Canada Emergency Student Benefit – Canada Revenue Agency 

First Nations Post-Secondary Funding 



Work in Alberta 

Workers Compensation Benefits – Alberta 

Student Aid Alberta



Financial and training support for young entrepreneurs in Canada – NEW! (Aug 2021)

Workers Compensation Benefits – British Columbia 

Student Aid British Columbia 

Work British Columbia – Finance your Education 

Financial Assistance for Apprentices British Columbia 

Metis Employment and Training British Columbia NW Region (Contact: Renee Berschaminski) 

North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society British Columbia 

Lax Kw’alaams Band Office  – British Columbia 

WorkSafe BC 

Work BC – Fort Nelson, BC (Contact: Katheryn MacNeil) 

Work Safe BC – Quesnel, BC (Contact: Hazel Krumm, Work BC Centre) 

Opportunities Fund Program – BC Centre for Ability – Vancouver, British Columbia (Contact: Sandy Liles) 



Government of Manitoba Educational Assistance 

Metis Employment and Training Manitoba 



Qalipu Mi-Kmaq First Nation (Contact:  Colleen Paul) 



Labor and Advanced Education Nova Scotia 



Kakivak Association – Iqaluit, Nunavut (Contact: Pat Powell or Annie Alexander) 

Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students: 1-877-860-0680 



Batchewana Employment and Training Ontario 

Indian Friendship Center Youth and Employment – Ontario (Contact: Crystal Derochie) 

Metis Nation of Ontario – Barrie (Conact: Patricia Graham) 

Kagita Mikam Aboriginal Employment and Training – Shannonville, Ontario (Contact: Jake Brant) 

Mattagami First Nation – Ontario (Contact: Dereck McKay) 

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (Contact: Michele King) 



Education and Learning Saskatchewan 


  1. If Mirage Spa Education Inc. receives tuition from the student, or a person on behalf of the student, the institution will refund the student, or the person who paid on behalf of the student, the tuition that was paid in relation to this course in which the student is enrolled if:
    1. the institution receives a notice of withdrawal in writing from the student no later than seven business days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date;
    2. the student, signs the student enrolment contract seven business days or less before the contract start date and the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student between the date the student, signed the student enrolment contract and the contract start date; or
  2. Mirage Spa Education Inc. will refund the tuition for this course and all related fees paid by the student or a person on behalf of the student enrolled in the program if the student is enrolled in the course without having met the admission requirements and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.
  3. Mirage Spa Education Inc. provides this course solely through distance education and the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal or the institution delivers a notice of dismissal to the student and:
    1. the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for up to 30% of the hours of instruction (based on full time hours @ 35 hours per week)  to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, or
    2. the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance (based on full time hours @ 35 hours per week)  for more than 30% but less than 50% of the program, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
    3. The student has completed more than 50% of the course (based on full time hours @ 35 hours per week) no refund is due.
  4. Refunds required under this policy will be paid to the student, or a person who paid the tuition or fees on behalf of the student, within 30 days:
    1. of the date Mirage Spa Education Inc. receives a student’s notice of withdrawal in writing,
    2. of the date Mirage Spa Education Inc. provides a notice of dismissal to the student in writing,
    3. of the date that the registrar provides notice to Mirage Spa Education Inc. that the institution is not complying, or
    4. after the first 30% of the hours (based on full time hours @ 35 hours per week)  of instruction if section 3 of this policy applies.
  5. If an international student delivers a copy of a refusal of a study permit to Mirage Spa Education Inc., sections 1(1), 1(2),  and 4 of this policy apply as if the copy of the refusal were a notice of withdrawal, unless:
    1. the international student requests an additional letter of acceptance for the same program that was the subject of the refusal of a study permit, or this course is provided solely through distance education.
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