Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - South Dakota Cosmetology Commission


South Dakota requires 2100 hours of education for cosmetologists, 600 hours for estheticians and 400 hours for nail technicians. The basic education requirements for various licenses are listed in Licensing.

Electric drills/files may not be used and microdermabrasion may not be performed without continuing education.

Check the list of approved Continuing Education Providers (in Adobe .pdf format*) . To become an approved Continuing Education provider, use this application form (in Adobe .pdf format*).

A review course is required if your license has been expired more than five years. Contact a cosmetology school or the Commission if you need the course. We offer a review course taught by the cosmetology inspector in your area. The course costs $50.00.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184