FACTS & QUESTIONS
Q: What is included in the training kit?
A: Each class varies; please click here and select the class that you are interested in for more details
Q: Do I need any prior training?
A: Generally you do not require prior training to attend The Extension Academy classes. Some knowledge in the beauty industry is recommended but certainly not required. Many of our students are beginners with no prior experience in the industry. The exceptions to this are our Microshading class where a valid Microblading certificate is required for attendance.
Q: Who are The Extension Academy Courses certified by?
A: All of our certification is provided through our training academy 'The Extension Academy'. The Extension Academy complies with all state and province laws in the territories that we operate. We are pre-screened and approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities in Ontario under the Private Career College Act 2005. In Canada, your training falls under the category of single skilled vocational training and has been pre-screened to be in compliance with the Private Career College Act 2005. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with their state, province, county, region, etc. for any additional guidelines or requirements in their district.
Q: What's the duration of my training class?
A: Our class lengths vary dependent on the course. Please click here to view the class length of the course you are interested in. Classes are usually 8-16 hours.
Q: Are The Extension Academy training courses long enough for me to be properly trained?
A: Yes, our class syllabuses and duration of all courses have been pre-screened by the Ministry of Colleges Private Career College Act 2005 . Additionally The Extension Academy has a firm commitment to student aftercare so we also provide past students with the opportunity to join any upcoming class free of charge (excluding model work) for a period of one year after your course. Just bring your kit and repeat the class as many times as you need to feel comfortable.
Q: What are the class sizes?
A: Class sizes vary depending on the course but we keep our class size small to maximize your training experience. We usually host 8-10 students per class.
Q: Where are The Extension Academy classes held?
A: Our training classes are held throughout Canada and sometimes on our "tour schedule" in other countries. Our main training facility and head office is in Vaughan, Ontario. Please click here to view the specific locations of our upcoming training classes.
Q: If I don’t sign up for this class, when will the next one be?
A: Most training classes are usually held 4-6 weeks apart. Please view our class schedule here for upcoming training class dates
Q: When will I receive my training completion certificate?
A: You will receive your The Extension Academy training completion certificate on the same day of your class. We do however require that you send us 6 photos of your work within 6 months of the class completion date to avoid losing your certificate. This way we can guide, correct and critique your work. If we feel you require additional assistance, we will ask you to join an upcoming training class so we can help you perfect your skills.
Q: Where is my certificate recognized?
A: Your training certificate is recognized anywhere that you are able to practice as a trained The Extension Academy technician. In the United States, State licensing requirements for the application of hair extensions vary from state to state and are subject to change without notice; this applies for eyelash extensions and microblading. It is the responsibility of the student to research these guidelines before registration to be sure you are able to practice in your region. In Canada, your training falls under the category of single skilled vocational training and has been pre-screened to be in compliance with the Private Career College Act 2005. Most insurance providers will provide insurance based on your The Extension Academy certificate. Insurance is provided on a case by base basis between yourself and the insurance provider and is at the discretion of the insurance provider.
Q: Where are most student’s employed after completion?
A: Most students work as a freelancers in their own home based or mobile business. Some students will gain employment in salons or spas. It really depends on the type of future you are looking to create for yourself! It is the responsibility of the student to research any business licnences that may require.
Q: What if I can't attend my class?
A: We do not offer refunds on class tuition and we do not allow deposits to be transferred into other classes. Please view our terms and conditions here before registering for a class. Please note that under no circumstances do we provide refunds on deposits. We do allow transfers into other classes if 15 days notice is provided.