The NALA Seal of Accreditation is the 'Michelin Star' of the lash industry.


NALA Academy Accreditation is an assessment process that lash academy owners choose to participate in so they will know with absolute certainty, their courses meet the highest level of education for their students. In most areas around the world, this is not a mandatory process. It is completely 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.

Lash students seek out NALA accredited courses because this seal of accreditation gives them peace of mind that they are making the best investment for their career.

NALA is a non-governmental, international accreditation agency who has established a strong reputation for helping to raise the standards in the lash industry; particularly at the education level. NALA accreditation is the highest accolade a lash academy can achieve. It is evidence that their lash training courses are fully comprehensive and will properly prepare their students for success.

To earn the NALA Seal of Accreditation is an item of great esteem.

Sounds Great! Where Do I Start?

The Application Process

NALA academy accreditation is a three-step process.


STEP ONE: Earn your educator's certificate.

Complete the educator's comprehension portion of the NALA School for Lash Trainers.


STEP TWO: Apply for academy accreditation.

Submit all your lash training manuals to NALA for review.


STEP THREE: Get listed and set up your annual renewals.

Once approved, upload your profile to the NALA Global Directory. 

Learn More: NALA School for Lash Trainers

Academy Accreditation Requirements

NALA holds academies to an extremely high standard because we understand that education is the foundation of our entire industry. NALA Accreditation cannot simply be purchased. 

To earn the NALA Seal of Accreditation for your lash academy:

  • Academy owner must complete Step One of NALA School for Lash Trainers before applying for academy accreditation. Group rates available if additional staff are enrolling in Step One of SFLT.
  • All of your lash related courses must meet the curriculum criteria (applicants receive everything they need to pass in Step One of NALA SFLT).
  • Your manuals must meet professional education standards regarding spelling, grammar, and information organization.
  • Training manuals must contain very detailed, up-to-date information. (applicants are provided checklist of all required criteria which must be included in the manuals.)
  • Your students must be able to follow and understand the content with ease (the manual(s) must have a good flow).
  • All classes must have 1 qualified educator for every 5 students (class ratio 1:5).
  • Total amount of in-class instruction must be at least 2 days and should offer a timeline which allows for students to have quality time with the instructor.
  • Academy is required to offer at least 12 hours of hands-on, supervised practice on a variety of live models.
  • Academy must require that students successfully pass an exam (written, oral or observed) before receiving their certificate. If they do not qualify for certification, systems must be in place to help them achieve certification in the near future.
  • Academy must carry adequate insurance as an educational facility (different from service provider insurance).
  • Academy graduates must have access to continued support and mentorship after earning their certificate.
  • Accreditation must be renewed annually. Updates provided by NALA.


What If I Don't Pass?

NALA Accreditation is never guaranteed, it must be earned.

Step One of NALA School for Lash Trainers provides everything you need to pass your accreditation application (Step Two). 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.

Tell Me More!


What some of our accredited academy owners had to say about earning The NALA Seal of Accreditation . . .

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

"I am very proud to have my Lash Artistry courses accredited by NALA. Having spent time "chatting lashes" often with Levi - NALA's Founder - I know you are committing to a level of excellence and professional standard that will help raise the bar for the whole industry and create a great business culture for your lash studio or courses! Thanks Levi for your commitment to the Lash Industry!"

Jill Heijligers-Peloquin
Lash FX Global

"Thank you so much! You have know idea what this means to me. I'm overwhelmed with joy and I can't wait to share this amazing milestone!"

Mary Inthapagna
M.Int Lash Academy

"Oh my god! I’m nearly crying! We did it! Thank you for pushing me to improve. I’m glad my course is up to standard. Thank you Levi."

Amy Williams
Lash Xtend Beauty Academy

"I'm so happy that there is finally an association that is helping to regulate the industry. We definitely need standards! I love how the president of NALA, Levi, is experienced in the industry - this ensures that we are implementing realistic standards and focus on the important aspects of the industry. She has a wealth of knowledge and is always there to provide guidance and encouragement for both business and lashes. NALA is beneficial for clients, students and educators. Clients are able to use the site to look for quality and accredited Lash Artists. Students are able to find training facilities that are accredited to ensure that they receive the quality training. Educators are able to get accredited to ensure they have a strong foundation to provide to their students. We can all benefit from the workshops and blogs on the site as well! I highly recommend joining NALA!"

Fendi Oung
The Lash Shop

"It was a long and hard process, but I'm so thankful to have strived to achieve NALA Accreditation. Without NALA, our Training program would not be where it should be. I'm so thankful for all of the critical feedback, it's made me a better Trainer & a better lash technician! Thank you."

Micaela Borrelli
Lux Beauty Academy

"I applied for NALA Academy Accreditation because NALA is so confident that they are the highest Seal/Accreditation/Accolade a school can receive and they stand behind the quality of the courses that they accept. I want to offer the best to my students. This accreditation really is something you have to work hard for. I spent a lot of time and effort creating my manual and I’m super proud of the work I have done to get to this point. There are a lot of things we can just "buy" in terms of accreditations but NALA seriously made me work for it! I'm glad I did it and I know I will definitely be a better trainer/educator for it. Thank you xx"

Varny Clay
Lash Extensions Specialists

"Levi Shephard is amazing. Thank you so much for what you’ve done and continue to do for the lash industry and lash artists around the world. I’m so honoured to be able to offer my students the proper education and higher industry standards!"

Jamie Labonte
Lash + Beauty Bar Co.

"Levi is so thorough with her accreditation process. She is helpful and quick when you need her and a pioneer for the lash industry! I trust the information that she passes onto our industry because I know she is collaborating with top international lash artists. Thank you NALA for helping educate our industry and push us forward!"

Jenna Haviland
Ontario Eyelash

Are You Ready To Enrol In Step One of NALA School for Lash Trainers?

Earn your educator's certificate to take the first step towards launching an accredited lash academy!


50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.