1. the action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity. "the accreditation of professionals"
2. the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.
NALA accreditation is an assessment process which lash academy owners choose to put themselves through so they can know with absolute certainty, the courses they offer meet the highest level of education possible for their students. This is not a mandatory process. It is fully voluntary.
The NALA Seal of Accreditation is an academy’s way of proving to their students that their lash courses exceed the basic industry standard. Students seek out NALA Accredited courses because the accreditation gives them peace of mind that they are making the right choice for their career.
NALA is a non-governmental,
To earn the NALA Seal of Accreditation is an item of great esteem.
The NALA Seal of Accreditation is not easy to achieve. NALA holds academies to an extremely high standard because we understand that education is the foundation of our entire industry.
To earn the NALA Seal of Accreditation for your lash academy:
NALA academy accreditation is a three-step process.
Complete the educator's comprehension portion of the NALA School for Lash Trainers.
Submit all your training manuals to NALA for review.
Once approved, upload your profile to the NALA Global Directory.
To have your academy accredited by NALA you must first begin with enrolling in the NALA School for Lash Trainers program. Our school has both online and on-campus options where we guide you through the creation of your curriculum and teach valuable lessons about being an effective educator and mentor. Learn more on the school page.
NALA Accreditation is never guaranteed, it must be earned.
However, if you are unsuccessful on your first attempt a NALA team member will work with you to help you get your courses to accreditation status. Every applicant is entitled to one free reapply, if needed.
We never turn anyone away! But applicants must be prepared to make changes to their curriculum and academy processes in order to meet NALA Standards.
Each year (in September) our accredited academies will receive an updated accreditation application checklist. The renewal process requires the academies to provide evidence that their manuals have been updated with any new accreditation requirements as per the updated checklist. There is a fee for the renewal processing.
Included with the annual renewal:
Included with your 5-year renewal:
Included with your 10-year renewal:
Your academy accreditation status must be active in order to use the NALA name to promote your courses and your academy.
You may advertise that you are a ‘NALA Accredited Academy’.
You may advertise your classic, volume, mega volume, lash lift, and lash tinting courses as ‘NALA accredited’ courses only after they have been reviewed and approved. (I removed the italics and the brackets for the rest of the sentence)
You may not advertise any courses which have not yet been reviewed and approved by NALA as being a NALA accredited course.
You may not use the main NALA logo in any way. Our logo is for our use only.
Provided your accreditation status is active, you may use the NALA Seal of Accreditation on your:
You will not be permitted to use the NALA seal or the NALA name to promote services which don't fall under your approved academy offerings, including (but not limited to): collaborations with other educators, stage presentations, conference workshops, academy events, your lash studio, your lash services, promotions with other studios/lash artists, etc.
The NALA Seal of Accreditation gold foil stickers must only be used on your student certificates for those courses which have been accredited by NALA and hold a current, valid accreditation status. The seal is not to be applied to any other certificates, such as brow shaping/tinting or other trainings which have not been reviewed and approved by the Association.
Should you choose to cancel your accreditation, you will be prohibited from using the NALA name in any way, or from using the NALA Seal of Accreditation. It is not acceptable to continue to promote and sell your courses as accredited courses if you are not keeping up with the annual required updates.
**Misuse of the NALA Seal of Accreditation will result in legal action as per the accreditation agreement.
In September 2019 NALA updated their accreditation service from an individual course accreditation to Academy Accreditation.
The academy accreditation includes the review of:
All courses are reviewed as part of your NALA School for Lash Trainers purchase and annual renewal costs. Academy owners may submit new courses at any time for review. Academy owners who previously purchased the original, individual course accreditation are automatically upgraded to academy accreditation at no charge.
We created a private Facebook group for NALA Accredited Academy Owners with useful downloads, annual requirement updates, and valuable conversations about business and about being a quality educator.