Instructor Training Program

Woodbury, Minnesota

Educate. Train. Excel.

At Nova Academy, our mission is to nurture and develop the best technical and professional skills within our future cosmetology professionals, empowering them to excel in their chosen career paths. Through our comprehensive training programs and dedicated instructors, we are committed to providing an enriching learning experience that prepares our students to thrive in the dynamic and competitive beauty industry. Our focus on excellence ensures that each graduate leaves our academy with the confidence, knowledge, and passion to succeed in their exciting journey ahead.


45 Hours of Theory

The main goal of the Instructor Training course is to provide comprehensive guidance for individuals aspiring to become licensed Cosmetology/Esthiology/Nail Technology Instructors. This course encompasses both technical and written skills necessary to attain licensure, ensuring competence for work in Minnesota.

The Instructor Training course comprises 45 hours of instruction that covers a range of topics, including the history of teaching, cultivating educator relationships, designing effective study programs, utilizing educational tools, teaching and learning methods, achieving successful learning outcomes, conducting professional performance evaluations, preparing for licensure, understanding Minnesota state laws and rules, honing skills and presentation techniques, managing a classroom, addressing industry needs, teaching in a dynamic clinic setting, catering to diverse learning styles, and employing impactful teaching and learning strategies.

Upon fulfilling all Minnesota state laws and regulations outlined by the Board of Cosmetology Examiners, candidates will be eligible to take the Minnesota State Licensing Exam, which is a requirement to become a Licensed Instructor as per their existing licensure. The evaluation process for licensed candidates involves presenting a lesson plan and delivering a subject chosen from the offerings provided by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologists.

Please note, prospective participants in the Instructor Training Course must hold a valid license in Cosmetology, Esthiology, Advanced Practice Esthetics, or Nail Technology.

  • Remote Learning

    1 Week

This course is to be completed in 1.5 weeks.


Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm


At Nova Academy of Cosmetology, we utilize Milady textbooks as a fundamental part of our curriculum. Milady is a trusted and renowned resource in the beauty industry, providing comprehensive and up-to-date educational materials. By incorporating Milady textbooks into our courses, we ensure that our students receive the latest knowledge and techniques, empowering them to excel in their cosmetology education and future careers.


Nova proudly utilizes CIMA by Milady as an integral part of our curriculum. CIMA, which stands for “Cosmetology Instructional & Management Applications,” is an innovative digital platform created by Milady. This cutting-edge system enhances the learning experience for our students by offering interactive and engaging educational content, allowing them to access a wealth of resources at their fingertips. With CIMA, our students gain a deeper understanding of the beauty industry, mastering essential skills and preparing them for a successful and rewarding career journey.

Instructor Training Program


Registration Fee $50 + Kit Fee $250 + Tuition Fee $660 =  Total $960.00

Elevate your career and unlock boundless opportunities in the beauty industry by obtaining your Beauty School Instructor Training license, empowering you to inspire the next generation of cosmetology professionals, make a lasting impact on the field, and shape the future of beauty education.

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I enjoyed every bit of school. I highly recommend Nova as an excellent choice of school for this industry as they give you more than enough information and knowledge to set you apart and get you far into the world of hair and skin.

– Megan M. – Cosmetology + Esthiology Student

Nova is a top notch school where all instructors and staff are dedicated to top of the line education and

student success. I am so glad I took this step and that I did it through Nova!

– Sharesa G. – Cosmetology Student

I had a great experience here at Nova! It’s a wonderful staff and great teaching! Absolutely loved the atmosphere! I was always excited to come to school!

– Kylie C. – Cosmetology Student

Consumer Information

Nova Academy of Cosmetology is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc., (NACCAS). NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary schools, departments of cosmetology arts and sciences and massage therapy.

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