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Nails and Ears Technician Program

This program teaches the foundational skills necessary to care for nails and ears including:

  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Pet Handling Basics
  • Common Grooming Products
  • Nail Trimming
  • Nail Filing
  • Ear Cleaning and Care

Students receive access to the web-based, mobile-friendly Nails and Ears Technician content which includes:

  • Complete Online Study Guide
  • Video Lessons
  • Online Practice Quizzes and Tests
  • Tracking Journal
  • Training Support through Paragon Mentor

(Please note: If you are also considering signing up for Level One – Groom Tech, the nails and ears training is part of that program so we encourage you to go right into the Level One – Groom Tech program by enrolling here.)

Getting Started

Pre-Requisite: None
Total Training Time: Up to 30 days

Tuition & Tools

Tuition, including application fee and processing fee ($199).

Tools (not included):

  • Nail Trimmer
  • Nail Grinder
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Ear Powder

For the safety of both you and the pet that you are working with, please exercise care to secure/tether the pet on a stable surface while performing the techniques learned in this program.

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How Our Distance Learning Program Works

Enroll Online

You will get access to the Nails & Ears online curriculum material, including videos, quizzes, and tests. You will be assigned an instructor.

Start Work

Each module has a study guide to lead you through, step by step. You will use a blend of illustrated textbooks & online content.

Video Tutorials

Many of the modules include video lessons to better illustrate the techniques you're learning. Watch the pros at work!

Online Tests

Each lesson gives you a chance to take (and repeat, if needed) a practice quiz before performing the online graded unit test.


This course has practical assignments to help reinforce the skills you're learning. You will upload photos of your work for grading.


After completing the Nails & Ears program, you'll receive an acknowledgment of completion and be ready to work!

Explore Our Course Outlines

Check out our in-depth curricula for each of our program levels in our comprehensive Distance Learning Program outline. You’ll find information on the length of time each segment takes, tips, pricing and our policies.

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Have additional questions? Please contact us. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about your future career.

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