The information, classes, and courses provided on this web site and any of our literature is intended for informational purposes only, and the information provided in them is designed to inform students and others to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
The information and opinions expressed on this website provided should be examined in the light of individual case evaluation by local doctors. The website developers, the USTI®, and its affiliated companies take no responsibility whatsoever for the consequences experienced by the students or patients who may use the information provided on this website, classes, courses, or literature. Please note that we do not claim to cure each and every case, nor do we guarantee any magical cure. No products, services or education taught, or educations regarding or claims made about specific products and treatment programs and lasers on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease or illness. Educational and products and technologies (e.g. Laser) taught have results vary by person. Before using any information or products, you should consult with your physician. USTI® does not recommend using products or lasers on anyone under 18 years of age unless specifically directed by their physician.
It is considered that the user has read and agreed to this disclaimer when one uses the literature on this site and the online treatment option. USTI® makes no claims to any of the education, classes, courses, laser, or products it teaches or recommends.
Information and education provided by USTI® are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. USTI® Board members have extensive trichology and medical backgrounds. However, USTI® makes no claims that anyone can treat or cure any medical disease, including hair loss. Anyone purchasing products of classes from USTI® should consult local, state, and the federal government regarding their ability or legality to help clients in any way. These pieces of training and educational materials are not a substitute for the advice and treatment of a physician.
The USTI Educator will make sure these important points below are discussed prior to starting the virtual class so each attendee is aware of how the class will be conducted and how you will be responding to student questions and concerns. These rules were created and put into place to ensure each student receives full detailed teaching by the Educator with few interruptions. USTI reserves the right to hold or remove any attendee from any USTI class should these rules below not be followed. Should the attendee not agree or follow the class rules they will be removed from the class.
- All student’s mics will be turned off during class presentation– The organizer & presenter have the control of turning all other mics off. Whoever the Educator is during the class will need to make sure this is done and turned off.
- NO disruptions during the class presentation- This is not a time for student-to-student discussion. The educator has a timed agenda to follow for all USTI classes. If the student does have a question, it needs to be noted by the student and presented to the Educator during the correct time (Q&A class discussion.
- GoToMeeting chatbox- The chat box is to ONLY be used during Educator-approved class discussion and Q&A time. USTI will allow the few students that do not have a microphone to use the provided chat box so they are able to ask questions, etc.
Disclaimer of Liability
The user assumes all responsibility for the use of this website. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the USTI® or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or lost profits that result from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites which are linked to this site, including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the website; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access.
Confidentiality and Copyright Notice
This page and any accompanying documents contain information that is copyrighted and confidential, privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable law, and is intended for the exclusive use of the addressee. This information is private and protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the contents of this information in any manner is strictly prohibited. The information provided in this email is for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider who is familiar with your medical history with any questions you may have concerning a medical condition. I agree that all pictures, descriptions, video and audio and its recording of the classes, I attend will become the property of USTI® and maybe copyrighted unless I specifically notify them in writing well before the class I attend as it may be planned to be taped for yours and others education and training purposes. I, Consent to the use of photographs or video footage for use on the US Trichology Institute’s website, in newsletters, and publications as well as for distribution to members. I further understand and authorize the use of these referenced materials to promote current and future events on the US Trichology Institute’s website and other media avenues. I understand that this consent may be withdrawn by me at any time, upon written notice (via email is accepted) to the US Trichology Institute’s Admissions Office. I give this consent voluntarily.
No medical advice, state, or governmental accreditation
The information posted here by USTI® or any third party should not be considered medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals. USTI® does not answer specific questions nor refer people to a particular trichology professional. USTI® expressly disclaims liability of errors or omissions in this information and materials. No warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, is given in conjunction with the information and materials. Your response to this information and material is entirely beyond USTI®‘s control and USTI® rejects any responsibility/liability for your actions, and any subsequent actions by other persons at your behest, directly or indirectly associated with this USTI® website and the information and material posted here. USTI® provides training that we feel is the best available, and even though some of our trainers may have state education training or certifications, however, USTI® does not claim to provide any state, US government, or medical accreditation.
No Medical Training or implication of you being able to provide Medical Treatments
Hair Loss Practitioner, Hair Loss Specialist, Associate Trichologist, Trichologist, etc. are Industry terms, referred to by many within the Cosmetic and Beauty Industries. By no means does USTI® imply that you are participating in any form of medical training or training to provide medical services and/or practices to your clients; by your participation in our business development training seminars. Our cosmetic business development course(s), strictly provide educational business development training, and varying by state, may require a state license to perform the cosmetic Hair Loss Services that we reference in our course materials. USTI® makes no claim(s) or representation in knowing the individual City, State, Government, or Country licensing requirements, within the territory you may provide Cosmetic Services. Again, each area has its own laws for everything and USTI® does not claim these classes are cosmetology, medically or otherwise sanctioned in any way, in any area. You may learn about treatment strategies, for example, that only doctors can provide in your area, in order to refer clients for further evaluation. The treatment services and/or strategies that you may be provided in our seminars, may have specific professional licensing requirements, to meet the authorities’ legal requirements to provide such services. These legal requirements may vary by your professional licensing Board of regulations, within your area of expertise. Please check your local, county, state, and Country Laws and legal requirements to provide any services that may be referenced in our seminars. It is further agreed that USTI® educational sponsored business development course(s), do not provide for Continued Education Units or credits, nor is it recognized by any State, Federal, or Government licensing board(s) or affiliation(s). All third-party certifications are administered by the American Medical Certification Association. The associate is a lower form of a Trichologist and does not imply any form of degree of any kind.
USTI® Graduates and Members Notice and Disclaimer
The Graduate and Members databases are produced by the USTI® as references of professional information on individual USTI® Members who have successfully completed the course of study of each of the different business development classes. The word Graduate means only that the person completed USTI®’s course of study for that class and does not imply any degrees or credits from any city, state, county, country, or other institution, educations or not, just USTI® class completion. The USTI® databases are only intended to provide the public with quick access to information on USTI® Members who have successfully completed the course of study for the different classes or are members. Neither this list nor database nor any of their listings, data, or other elements may be downloaded, duplicated, or republished, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes, for purposes of compiling mailing lists, or for any other purposes without the prior express written permission of the USTI®. Although USTI® uses its best efforts to keep the information contained in its Graduate and Members database accurate, the USTI® does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or fitness for a particular purpose of the information contained in this databases, website, or in any way endorse the individuals described therein. In no event, should you make decision-based on this Graduate and Members listing, the database of website material; and if no way shall the USTI® be liable for any decision made or action was taken by a person or companies, etc. named in this Graduate and Members lists or database, or by the material on this site. By no means does USTI® imply that its members or graduates are participating in any form of medical training or training to provide medical services and/or practices to the public by their participation in our business development training seminars. USTI® makes no claim(s) or representation in knowing the individual City, State, Government, or Country licensing requirements, within the territory you reside and if its members or graduates may provide any services even cosmetic services. Again, each area has its own laws for everything and USTI® does not claim these classes are cosmetology, medically or otherwise sanctioned in any way, in any area.
Testing is completed at the end of the Hair Loss Practitioner (chapter 1-14) and Associate Trichologist (chapter 15-30) courses in a supervised and written format. Online Courses can be done at your own pace, but the full Trichology course normally takes 3 months to 12 months. Should you need to go past 2 years there is a $75 re-enrollment fee. If you take an online course, you can either take your test at any one of the USTI in-person classes or at the USTI headquarters for free with advance notice.
Alternatively, online testing is through a proctored exam through the Gold standard of Proctoring ProctorU (use by most major universities) with an additional cost associated: $35 Hair Loss Specialist, Hair Loss Practitioner, Associate Trichologist, more if expedited (less than 72 hr. notice additional fees may apply).
What is needed to complete the Complete Trichology Training
To be a Full USTI Trichologist, you need to complete the Hair Loss Practitioner 2-day in the classroom (chapter 1-14) or online and Associate Trichologist 3-day in-classroom class (chapter 15-30) or online courses, in addition to the Practical In-Clinic Training taught only in the classroom.
Although it is not the norm for USTI® to charge for the shipping of course materials or certificates to students, there will be an additional cost applied when shipping materials outside of the continental USA. The cost will be calculated by USTI® and the student will be notified before being charged.
Product Exchanges or Returns
All classes, services, and products sold are final. However, USTI® strives for the utmost in customer satisfaction. If a problem occurs and you are not satisfied, please contact us. We will work with you to find a solution. We will work to exceed your expectations.
Class Start Times and Student Travel
Unless otherwise written, all classes start promptly at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., with classrooms opening at 8:30 a.m. Students are advised to get to class earlier, as the day before the exam may start half an hour earlier or go a little later, depending upon the number of questions by the class (solely at the educator’s discretion.) On the last day of class, the test is expected to end at approximately 5 p.m. You may want to leave time within your travel arrangements, should you wish to purchase course completion patches, lab coats, posters, or scopes to help your business. Please make sure your flights and or travel arrangements allow you to have time to complete your test on the last day. Should you leave before the test on the last day, you may need to complete the test online, at an additional fee.
You must be a USTI® member to attend the class. Membership is only for the qualified groups of people listed below. You will receive a 6-month membership as part of this application and registration. The application/registration fee of $99 will be applied in full to your class tuition.
Membership is limited to licensed; salon stylists, salon owners, spa owners, estheticians, and professionals working and licensed within the medical communities. Membership is open to active cosmetology and barber students in good standing who will complete their training/licensing within a year of taking the course. It is not open to non-licensed stylists or home Hair Cutters. Each member must agree to the terms of membership and agree to follow the USTI® Ethics & Professional Code of the Association/ Institute. USTI® will require the necessary documents, to validate that you meet the membership requirements, by a copy of your credentials.
Note: If you are not taking a class within the 6 month membership period, and not actively working on an online course for a Trichology certificate (full program paid in full, offers a 1-year USTI® membership), you will have to renew your membership prior to taking your next class with the same rules and credentialing requirements. Membership fees are renewed annually thereafter, based on the level of membership selection.
Non-compete and USTI® Business Confidence policy
During my attendance and participation at USTI®’s privately sponsored business development seminars, it is agreed that I shall not directly compete or promote any products and/or services while attending any of USTI®’s sanctioned events. It is further acknowledged and agreed that as an attendee, I shall not directly or indirectly solicit or induce any goods or services to USTI®’s attendees and/or educators.
I acknowledge that USTI® prohibits recording seminar video, audio/voice recordings of an educator, entity, subsidiary sponsor(s), and/or USTI®’s contracted participant(s). It is understood that should I participate in any of the aforementioned, that it will be considered in direct violation of USTI®’s business confidences and non–compete agreements.
I understand, that should I solicit any goods and or services, that it will be considered a direct violation of this agreement, and failure to comply with these rules will result in my immediate expulsion from the USTI® event, prohibit any testing, and I will forfeit any seminar certificates. In addition, it is understood, that I will be ineligible to participate in any future USTI® sponsored business development classes. All previous USTI® certificates and/or AMCA certifications will be revoked in my name and will be removed from the USTI® website.
USTI® Ethics & Professional Code
Every USTI® member should hold themselves in the highest level of professional conduct at all times. Every member will act as an ambassador to the Institute. Only approved members may take USTI® classes.
Members are entitled and encouraged to advertise their membership status with USTI® by using authorized logos and materials.
No member should ever conduct themselves outside the limits of their field of expertise of any education. This includes education from USTI® or other education they receive elsewhere be it cosmetology, medical or other. Each member agrees to always respect the confidentiality of a client. Always put the client’s needs first and keep up-to-date with the latest hair loss and scalp products and solutions.
Members should work with and support other members and never mislead or suggest they are superior to another member in any way.
USTI® is not responsible or liable for actions taken by any of its members and class graduates and expressly disclaims any and all liabilities for its members. Each member is obligated to know the laws in their own area. Each area has its own laws for everything and USTI® does not claim its classes are cosmetology, medically or otherwise sanctioned in any way, in any area. Therefore, students are 100% responsible for checking their local laws before doing anything taught or discussed in USTI® classes.
In extreme cases, if it is deemed that a member has breached this ethics code, USTI® has the authority to terminate membership, without refund, with a written explanation.
Disclaimer of Endorsements/Degrees, etc. for US Trichology, LLC’s (dba USTI®) Business Development Classes
This disclaimer is to reference any product, service, and/or hypertext link to a third party’s information, other information by trade name, trademark, or supplier and otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by USTI®. USTI provides top-quality business development classes in the field of Trichology. USTI does not claim to be endorsed or accredited by any state, the local or federal government, or government body, nor do we claim to provide, offer, or promote anything otherwise, than USTI’s business development classes. USTI® provides certificates for successful completion, participation, and trichology knowledge gained through USTI’s business development classes. USTI® does not provide accredited degrees or diplomas of any kind. We are not and do not claim to be a college, post-secondary state educational school, high school, or any other accredited education entity. USTI’s mission is to provide the highest quality business development education for its Trichology programs. Additional certificates are provided by our third-party validation company AMCA (American Medical Certification Association) asserting the successful passing of the proctored trichology knowledge-based testing, associated with USTI’s business development classes.