FAQs

ELIGIBILITY, ENROLLMENT, REGISTRATION

What does VPI online course offer?


Vanity Projects Institute offers two hybrid online courses based on the level of students’ nail art skills. Beginner’s Level is open for everyone including hobbyists and those who are new to the practice. Intermediate Level requires previous experience; students need to submit their work to apply for this course. Both courses feature high quality pre-recorded class videos and detailed handouts for each class. In addition, Beginner’s Level students will have a live group Q&A session with our world renowned nail art instructor, and Intermediate Level students will have an exclusive one-on-one feedback session with her.




Do I need prior nail art experience?


Prior experience is NOT required for the Beginner’s Level Course, but it is required for the Intermediate Level. A nail technician license is NOT required for any courses.




How do I enroll and register?


For Beginner's Level Course, simply add the course to your cart and pay. You will receive a Welcome Package with all the information you need to complete the course. For Intermediate Level Course, please send us your nail art portfolio upon check out (via link to your Instagram page, personal website, Google folder, etc.).





TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

What are the technical requirements for VPI online courses?


VPI online courses require a computer and stable internet connection. The courses are offered through Canvas, a web-based learning platform. Students also need to upload photos for homework and final test.




What do I do if I need technical assistance?


If you are having technical problems regarding VPI website and Canvas, please contact us: chelsea@vanityprojectsinstitute.com




How do I get access to the class materials?


Once you complete the course registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a login link and code. Simply follow the instructions in the email and you will have access to the course content. Please contact us if you encounter any difficulties.




How long do I have access to the class materials?


Once registered for a course, students will have access to the class materials for 14 days. If you are unable to finish all the assignments within 14 days, please contact our registrar for an extension.




What equipment is required for the course?


The kits are NOT required but highly recommended. The Core Kit and Recommended Kit for the courses contain the gel colors and brushes used by the instructor in the course videos, you will have a better learning experience with the proper tools.




How can I get an equipment kit?


Discounted purchase links will be listed in the Welcome Package. Please note that you will only receive the Package after the tuition is paid in full.




What if my kit is late?


Please contact us if you haven’t received your kit 5 days after your purchase.





TUITION AND PAYMENTS

How much does VPI online classes cost?


Tuition for Beginner’s Level Course is $380, and for Intermediate Level Course is $500. Kits are purchased separately.




When do I have to pay?


Tuition is required to be paid in full when you register for a course.




Will I get a refund if I drop the class?


No. The tuition and the kit fee are non-refundable.




What are acceptable payment methods?


We accept all major credit cards including VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.





ACADEMICS

What materials are available online?


For Beginner’s Level Course, students will have access to: - 7 high quality class videos; - 5 PDF handouts detailing the key points; - 8 assignments and 1 final test to complete. After you complete all the assignments and the test, you will be scheduled to an online Q&A session with the instructor. For Intermediate Level Course, students will have access to: - 6 high quality class videos; - 5 PDF handouts detailing the key points; - 8 assignments and 1 final test to complete. After you complete all the assignments and the test, you will be scheduled to an exclusive one-on-one session with the instructor to discuss your work.




Do I have to do exams and assignments?


Yes! You will find homework items in each PDF handout. The instructions for uploading your work will be specified upon enrollment.




What do I do if I have questions about an assignment?


You may leave a message on Canvas or send an email to the instructor if you have questions and comments for the course.




Can I change the language setting on Canvas?


Yes. Canvas has more than 33 different languages for the interface. International students are welcome to apply!





CERTIFICATION

What kind of certification do I get after finishing the course?


You will receive the Vanity Projects Institute diploma upon completing the course.