Since 1992, the National Tanning Training Institute (NTTI) has been offering convenient, affordable online tanning training with no membership fees. The NTTI Basic Salon Certification course is designed for owners and operators of tanning salons and covers a full 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. Successful completion of this course includes NTTI certification recognized in all 50 states. Visit the NTTI website,, for information on the few states with special requirements – as well as additional staff-development courses on Sunless Airbrush / HVLP Technician, Introduction to Sunless Tanning, Lotions and Skincare, and Salon Operations & Procedures.

  • Teeth Whitening Lawsuit; Certification Plaques
    What happens when a dental association sues one of New Jersey’s most popular tanning salon chains for offering teeth whitening products? ...More
    June 17, 2011 Posted in Blogs
  • Oregon – Now Accepting Online Tanning Training
    Tanning salon operators in Oregon now have the option of completing their Basic Certification through NTTI’s (National Tanning Training Institute) approved online program, rather than completing an in-person training course. ...More
    September 29, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Industry-Related Expo Heads to Georgia
    The Day Spa Expo, a six-year-old national event held in Las Vegas, announces its launch into a much-needed regional show to be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Oct. 9-10, 2010. The Georgia gathering is in addition to the expo’s annual Vegas event, ...More
    June 4, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • State Legislation Update, ITA
    The following update was provided by the ITA, February 2010.The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) is actively working on 28 bills in 18 states so far this year. All of the bills listed below are pending. Thus far, none of the bills have passed. There have been hearings in ...More
    February 19, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • JCTA Seeks Formalized Canadian Tanning Regulations
    The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) is calling on provincial governments across Canada to work with the indoor tanning industry to formalize appropriate regulations related to the operation of indoor tanning equipment.“For years the JCTA and its members have ...More
    February 11, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Busy Season - Is Your Tanning Salon Insurance Enough?
    Busy season – if it hasn’t hit your town yet, it will soon. This is the time of year we all wait for – hoping and gearing up for a bigger and better year.Of course, every salon should have their “regulars.” No matter what the season, they come ...More
    February 4, 2010 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Salon Staff: The difference between making promises and keeping promises
    By T. Joel Hall, 2010 Looking Fit Advisory Board Member   In business – and life in general – we all make promises. Promises are easy to make; the harder part is keeping them. I think we can all remember personal frustrations and disappointments ...More
    February 3, 2010 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Tanning Salon Business Tips for the New Year
    Do you consider retail sales to be a golden opportunity to educate customers – or is it just a total drag? Nick Arrojo, owner of a hair studio in New York City, suggests this is one often-overlooked area for salon professionals to shine.In fact, despite a rocky 2009, ...More
    December 30, 2009 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • 20/20 to Air Tanning Story
    This Friday, Dec. 4, ABC’s 20/20 is scheduled to air an investigative report regarding indoor tanning. Salon professionals are encouraged to tune in to stay abreast of the media coverage that is disseminated.Salon owners are also encouraged to talk with staff members ...More
    November 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Educate Yourself on Eyewear – You and Your Customers Win
    Eye Pro is pleased to offer U.S. salon owners a free gift when they complete a complimentary 30-minute online training regarding proper eyewear for tanners. Among the goodies, participants will receive:•EyeSwirls hydrating eye treatment – reduces wrinkles and ...More
    November 30, 2009 Posted in News
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