THE ANT and MNT PROGRAMS
Prerequisites before taking the Advanced Nail Technician Certification Modules: The student must be a licensed nail technician or cosmetologist or be attending a school to prepare for licensing.
The Modules vary in length. Some will take as few as 45 minutes, some as long as 2.5 hours. The time required for each student on each module and in taking the entire programs are defined by the speed a student learns and the student’s computer skills. For that reason, no estimate can be made in the time it takes to finish the programs.
Some topics are more intense and/or longer than others. ALL are important to the overall learning of the Programs.
Study Questions are downloaded from the site by persons taking the program. We suggest you take the time to copy and answer each question before moving on to the next Module as this will aid you greatly in taking the exams.
The Exam will follow the course and will be online. Instructions on taking the exams are in the moduloes just prior to taking them. Students will be allowed two tries for passing each exam. The passing grade is 75% or above. Read the instructions carefully prior to opening the exam.
Modules: Advanced Nail Technician Program
- ANT Module 1. Times Have Changed
- ANT Module 2. Crisis in the Nail Industry
- ANT Module 3. OSHA and Infection Control
- ANT Module 4. Disinfection and the Autoclave
- ANT Module 5. Diseases and Disorders of the Foot
- ANT Module 6. Pedicures on At-Risk Clients
- ANT Module 7. Marketing a Safe Salon
- AMT Module 8. The Science of Pedicures
The exam following the ANT Program is for Certification as an Advanced Nail Technician (ANT) and is available online on a password protected module. The exam must be taken after finishing the course and prior to receiving the Certificate. There is a $10 Priority Mail charge for the Certificate. This charge is for an application through PayPal that assigns the certificate to the correct person and keeps a record through a third party (PayPal) that the attendee has agreed to following their state’s Scope of Practice. No Certificate will be awarded without this application.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Janet at 863-273-9134.
Modules: Medical Nail Technician Program
The Advanced Nail Technician Certification is a pre-requisite to taking the Medical Nail Technician Program. The student must have taken the ANT exam and have passed it before moving on to the MNT Program.
- MNT Module 1. Salon Emergencies and Disaster Training
- MNT Module 2. Podiatry and Biomechanics for MNTs
- MNT Module 3. Dermatology, Diseases and Disorders for the MNT
- Plus 7 more modules of targeted materials
Exam II is online on a password-protected module and is taken after Module 4 of the MNT Program. This test is over MNT Modules 1, 2 & 3 and passing is required to move on to Module 4 in the MNT Program.
Exam III is the Final Test and covers Modules 5-10. The final exam must be passed before taking the Internship.
The Medical Nail Technician Program is a total of 18 Modules (Chapters), including the eight ANT modules and the ten MNT Modules. The exams are taken prior to taking the Internship. After completing the program, the 40 hour Internship is required at alocal Podiatrist’s office prior to receiving Certification.
For more information, email Janet@medinails.com or call 863-273-9134.
See below for more information on the Internship.
The Internship is five days or 40 hours in a podiatry office of a participating podiatrist. Students will be helped in finding a podistry office in their area willing to provide their Internship by Janet and Dr. Spalding. Many podiatrists willing to provide an Internship are listed on the westerilize.com site. Check there for one in your city.
The podiatrist will be provided a Manual and a list of skills to be learned or experienced. The student gains valuable hands-on experience working with the patients in the practice.
For more information, email Janet@medinails.com or call 863-273-9134 or, after purchase of the program, see the module titled “Internship Information.”