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...Is spray tanning certification required in my state? What are the regulations I have to follow? I want to do airbrush tanning but can't find information about regulations.

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At this time no state requires spray tanning certification

There are several states with specific requirements -
  • New Jersey has a regulation that prohibits persons under the age of 14 from getting spray tans.
  • Ohio requires registration as a tanning facility to offer spray tanning but has no other regulations.
  • Oregon requires that you be a certified in esthetics and practice only in a licensed cosmetology facility.


Getting your spray tanning certification will help you learn technique and application so that you can do the best possible job on customer sprays. We offer free previews of our spray course that you may want to check out.
...How does your online tanning training work? Is it all done online? How do I take the test? How do I get my certificate?

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It's really pretty simple. Everything about our courses is done online.

You signup and pay for a course online. The course material is presented online in a series of modules. Each module is about a specific topic. Each tanning certification course, for example, has 11 modules.

You take a quiz online at the end of each module; these quizzes fulfill the testing requirements.

At the completion of the course material and quizzes you get your certificate online. You can print and / or download it; we recommend you do both.

This is a real online course; not just a downloaded or emailed manual that's called an online course. Another reason SunFocus is your smart tanning training choice.

Note that in Ohio, due to their requirements, after you complete the online course you must go in person to a testing center and take a final exam before you get your certificate.

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...What is the Tanning Certification for Life? So does it really mean that when I move I can get my certification for my new state? What's the catch, what do I have to do?

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The Certification for Life ™ guarantee is exclusively offered by SunFocus. It gives you assurance that when you relocate and want certification in your new home state we will enroll you in our course appropriate for that state at no charge.

There is no catch. As someone who has earned their Tanning Certification from us we will enroll you upon request, just send us an email with your information.

It also applies in any situation where regulations, like in Ohio, require periodic re-certification. We have you covered there too.

Just one more reason to make SunFocus Tanning Certification your choice.

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...Where can I find out about tanning regulations and age requirements for where I live?

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Check out our links to regulations at https://www.tanningcertification.com/tanning-regulations.html Regulations are also covered in detail in each of our tanning certification courses.

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...Why should I choose SunFocus Training's certification? There are other companies that offer tanning certification. Why are you better?

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Our course is comprehensive but it is very clear and easy to understand; very affordable too.

Our course is built with our long experience as actively involved owners of a multiple location tanning business. That means practical training for our students that can really be used in THEIR tanning business.

Ours is a real online course. It's not just a manual emailed or downloaded that has instructions to go to the FDA and state regulators' websites and read regulations published there.

SunFocus also has great service. Staff with tanning business experience are available for questions or if you need customer service.

We strive to bring you the best value for your training investment. That's part of the reason students, as well as managers and owners, love our course. See samples of their comments here - https://www.tanningcertification.com/student-comments.html

We care about Indoor Tanning; we care about the training our students receive. In fact we are passionate about both and you will experience that in SunFocus courses.

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...How old do you need to be to work as a tanning operator? Is there a minimum age to work in a tanning salon?

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It depends on several things -
  • State tanning regulations. Some states have a minimum age to work as an operator and define duties covered; for example NC has a minimum of 18.
  • State labor laws for young people; especially those under 16.
  • Policies of individual businesses. Some, for example, require staff to be 18.

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...Does my tanning certification expire and need to be renewed? How long is my tanning certification valid? One person told me that you must re-certify every 5 years but another said it is every year.

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Most states do not require renewal / re-certification and consider certification valid for life. Ohio is the exception; there operator certifications expire in 4 years.

There is a lot of confusion about renewal because most certification providers only retain records for 5 years or less and tell people they must re-certify, some even say it is a requirement of regulations that you renew (it's not except in Ohio).

SunFocus keeps records of certification back to 1994 when we first started providing certification training. We provide replacement certificates for free, some other vendors charge $45 for a replacement copy.

If you do have to renew remember you get it at no charge with the SunFocus Certification for Lifeguarantee.

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...How can I get a copy my tanning certification? I lost my certificate and need a replacement.

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If you need to get a replacement for a certificate earned in any of our courses - email your name, the course you took, the approximate time frame when you took the course and a contact telephone number. We will check our records and email you a replacement copy. Our email is sunfocus.training@gmail.com

Unlike others we keep our certification records for over 20 years, others keep records for only 5 years, after that they want you to pay to be certified again. We provide replacement certificates for no charge, others charge $45. Just two more reasons why SunFocus certification is the smart tanning training choice.

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...Do I have to finish the online tanning course all at one time or can I interrupt and come back another time? Can it be continued on another day?

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You can interrupt a course at any time, return later even on a different day, and resume where you left off. Unlike some other vendors we do not discard your work overnight. You can even interrupt a quiz, just click on "Save without submitting" to save your work and when you are ready you can return and restart the quiz.

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...How long after I complete the tanning certification does it take to get my certificate?

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When you are trained by SunFocus you get your certificate online immediately when you complete the course. At the completion of the course material and quizzes you get your certificate online. You can print and / or download it; we recommend you do both.

With SunFocus, unlike others, there is no need to wait for a vendor to email or snail mail your certificate.

Just one more reason why SunFocus is your smart tanning training choice.

Note that in Ohio, due to their requirements, after you complete the online course you must go in person to a testing center and take a final exam before you get your certificate.

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...Is there a manual for the tanning certification course? I'd like to have one to refer to later.

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You can download a course manual. Open the "Resources and Downloads" folder that you will see near the bottom of every course page. In the folder you will find the manual for that course. The manuals are in pdf format.

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...Does SunFocus have a magazine? I'd like to subscribe. Other certification vendors have magazines and memberships to join but I can't find yours.

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Sorry - We're in the Tanning Business not the publishing or membership business.
Unlike other certification vendors we have no magazine or magazine affiliation. No costly membership program for you to pay for. No advertizers or sponsors to promote.

We do have over 20 years of experience in the tanning industry as salon owners and certification providers. Since 1994 SunFocus has been the smart tanning training choice.
We do send an email newsletter monthly with hints to help your tanning business. You can signup on our training site https://tanningclass.com/

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...Are your tanning newsletters all published somewhere? I really love your newletter and look forward to it every month.

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We post all of them on our facebook page. You can see them at https://www.facebook.com/TanningCertification/

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