Nails Specialty

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The mission of the Nails Specialty program is to prepare students for employment as registered Manicurists and Pedicurists.


The Nails Specialty program stresses Florida cosmetology laws and rules, acquisition of knowledge of the nails specialist and related chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology and development of skills in performing the techniques required in the practice of nails specialist occupations.

The Nails Specialty program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the cosmetology industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying technological principals, labor, community, health, safety and environmental issues. Client services in a job-like setting are an integral part of the program.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Nails Specialty program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of one Occupational Completion Point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to complete is not applicable to this program

I120414 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 240 Hrs
CSP0015 A Manicurist and Pedicurist 240
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

At the completion of the Nails Specialty program, students will be prepared to complete an application, pay the required fee and register as a:

  • Nails Specialist Registration, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Program Cost

  • $1,555.14
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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