objective is to provide the indoor tanning industry with valuable, affordable
and convenient training for tanning salon owners and operators. Our mission
of education is simple— to improve the professionalism and reputation
of the indoor tanning industry. Formal training teaches salon personnel
how to recommend proper exposure times for each tanner and it also helps
them to understand the technical aspects of indoor tanning.
As a sister company to LOOKING FIT® , for
over a decade NTTI has provided education/certification programs to the
indoor tanning industry. In June 2001, The National Tanning Training
Institute became the first tanning training program to offer an online
option for industry certification. In addition to the on-line Basic Indoor
Tanning Certification we offer: Sunless Airbrush Technician’s
Course, Sunless Training Course, Salon Operations and Procedures, and
Lotions and Skincare.
Since its inception in 1992, the National Tanning Training Institute
has trained more than 17,000 indoor tanning professionals. Today’s
salon professionals realize the importance of certification and can use
it to their advantage. In addition to running a more successful business,
they now have the tools to educate customers and potential customers about
the benefits of achieving a tan in a sensible, moderate and responsible
Certification Is Only A Click Away
Salon owners and staff have the ability to become certified online,
on their own time schedules.
Professional expertise gained through NTTI’s online programs has
helped to increase tanning consumer confidence with the most up-to-date
information available in the industry.
The NTTI Online Learning Center makes learning more accessible because
it removes the physical boundaries of the classroom, reduces class scheduling
restraints and offers easy access to industry training via any online
computer. It is especially appealing to those salon operators who, for
some reason, cannot attend regional distributor trainings or trade expos.
The following highlights NTTI’s lineup of online courses.
NTTI’s Basic Certification course provides indoor tanning salon
owners and operators with an effective and inexpensive way to earn the
crucial certification needed to successfully operate a tanning facility
while staying competitive in an evolving industry.
The Basic Certification course is designed for owners and operators and
covers a range of topics including: Skin Anatomy and Function; Understanding
Ultraviolet Light; The Tanning Process; Determining an Exposure Schedule;
Eye Protection; and State and Federal Regulations.
NTTI online Basic Certification is recognized in all states except Louisiana, North Carolina, and New Hampshire, these states require in-classroom training.
In addition to in-depth coverage of the topics above, the program also
includes a 70-page training manual, discussion on handling daily operational
standards and a final exam. Successful participants in the course are
issued a certificate of completion from NTTI.
Salon Operations And Procedures
Managing and operating an indoor tanning salon is not a simple task.
Although the daily procedures may seem like second nature to the experienced
professional, the novice salon operator may find them overwhelming. This
program provides the operational procedures salon owners must use and
understand in daily operations. Although some details may vary slightly
depending upon location and business goals, the program offers solid steps
to use as effective guidelines.
Lotions And Skincare Course
For nearly a decade, the lotion and skincare sector has been the fastest
growing segment of the indoor tanning industry. This stands to reason
since proper skincare is essential to the overall tanning process as moist
skin tans better.
Statistics gathered from LOOKING FIT'S® Top 250 surveys reveal that
52 percent of salons derive between 10 percent and 24 percent of their
monthly revenues from lotion sales. With creative marketing and a full
understanding of their benefits, salons can capture year-round profits
with lotions and skincare products if they implement solid marketing methods.
Salons should recognize that time is a precious commodity and consumers
are looking for a one-stop shop for all their skincare needs.
The Lotions And Skincare Course highlights the importance of quality
skincare and clears up misconceptions about the most common ingredients
found in indoor tanning lotions. The course includes merchandising and
display tips, as well as a section on salon necessities needed to keep
a tanning salon one step ahead of the competition.
One of a salon’s best resources for specific product training is
from the distributor or manufacturer of the products the salon carries,
so take advantage of their programs. This course provides salon operators
with an online option to reinforce product knowledge.
Introduction to Sunless Tanning
NTTI also offers an online certification course for the rapidly growing
sunless segment of indoor tanning. For the past five years, sunless is
one of the fastest-growing segments of the indoor tanning industry. In
fact, LOOKING FIT'S® Top 250 statistics reveal that 40 percent of
salons offer at least one sunless stand-up booth and 22 percent offer
sunless airbrush or HVLP turbine services.
Sunless has become an important player because it offers indoor tanning
salons a new way to build their businesses and increase profits. Sunless
tanning has opened up a limitless market, satisfying not only the tanning
enthusiast but individuals who otherwise choose not to tan— indoors
or outdoors—or who cannot achieve a tan.
The Sunless Process And Products Course covers the basics about sunless
tanning and is designed to help salon employees address customer needs
and promote another increasingly popular service for the tanning industry.
Sunless Airbrush Technician Course
This course is designed specifically for the airbrush or HVLP technician.
Based on research and tests conducted by leading manufacturers of sunless
spray systems, this course takes the technician from setup to application
while discussing technique, safety, pricing and more.