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INTA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Q & A 

Paul Dykstra, CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago Answers your Questions

 

The International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) Accreditation and Certification Task Force will develop criteria for nail technicians to be eligible to participate in the INTA Certification Program. In addition, they are helping to determine an appropriate process and standards by which INTA can accredit salons that meet minimum, yet rigorous, requirements. 

Topics covered in the INTA certificate program will include health and safety, anatomy and physiology, contamination and infection control, basic product chemistry, service skills, and more. The Task Force also will explore and establish the process by which certificants can demonstrate continued competence and learning within the core components of the certification. 


The INTA Certification Task Force, appointed by Cosmetologists Chicago President Denise Provenzano, includes: Jan Arnold, CND; Lorrene Conino, Salon Lorrene, Palatine, IL and treasurer of Cosmetologists Chicago; Amber Edwards, Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas; Athena Elliott, Nail Talk Radio; Karen Hodges and Janet McCormick, Nailcare Academy; Dasha Minina, Maxus Nails; Sigourney Nuñez, NAILS Magazine; Lydia Sarfati, Sarkli-Repêchage; Douglas Schoon, Schoon Scientific; Robert Spaulding, MediNail.com; Trisha Trackman, nail care consultant and Katharin von Gavel, Footlogix.


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is the INTA Accreditation and Certification Program to be available internationally? 

A: The program is designed to be a benchmark level of skills and knowledge determined by the industry. It will ensure that all nail technicians who've earned the certification have achieved that level, regardless of individual state or home country mandates.

Q: How can take this be taken internationally? Given that the education to get your nail tech license varies so much from country to country.


A: The program has a syllabus that every nail tech wishing this international recognition will learn. This program is the worldwide nail industry saying to the world what the appropriate skills and knowledge are required. The standard is very high. 

Q: How will you provide information regarding certification to the public so they will read and understand its importance?

A: With the advent of social media, we can now direct consumers / clients to certified nail techs who have proven to themselves, their industry and their clients that they meet the industry's standard for their safety first followed by their technical skill and knowledge of nail science as well as beautification.

Q: Who will be teaching the INTA Certification program?

A: Certified nail professionals and pass the curricula examinations will then, in turn, educate other nail professionals. The first peek at the INTA Accreditation and Certification Program is planned for America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, March 25-27, 2017. 

Q: Who are the experts endorsing this program?

A: The distinguished experts on the INTA Task Force wholeheartedly endorse this program. The Task Force members include: Jan Arnold, CND; Lorrene Conino, Salon Lorrene, Palatine, IL and treasurer of Cosmetologists Chicago; Amber Edwards, Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas; Athena Elliott, Nail Talk Radio; Karen Hodges and Janet McCormick, Nailcare Academy; Dasha Minina, Maxus Nails; Sigourney Nuñez, NAILS Magazine; Lydia Sarfati, Sarkli-Repêchage; Douglas Schoon, Schoon Scientific; Robert Spaulding, MediNail.com; Trisha Trackman, nail care consultant and Katharin von Gavel, Footlogix.

 

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