Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - South Dakota Cosmetology Commission


Electric File & Microdermabrasion Education

The South Dakota Cosmetology Commission requires education prior to using a microdermabrasion machine or electric nail file. These are one-time educational requirements. Documentation must be sent to the Commission immediately upon completion of any course. A $35 verification fee must be paid by the licensee to the Commission if the education provider is not approved by the Commission. The providers on the list below are approved providers for South Dakota licensees, so the licensee does not have to pay the $35 verification fee to the Commission.

  • Microdermabrasion (closed-loop system) requires 16 hours and must be completed before starting microdermabrasion services. 
  • Electric files require eight hours and must complete the electric file course before using the electric file.
  • If a licensee does not complete the education requirement and continues the service, the license may be suspended or revoked.
  • The Commission is not responsible for any course dates, rescheduled courses, cancelled courses or fees paid to the provider.

Electric Nail File Education Providers

Black Hills Beauty College - Rapid City
Expires Sept. 24, 2016
623 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605.342.0697

Black Hills Beauty College - Sioux Falls
Expries Sept. 24, 2016
3501 S. Kelley Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605.361.2787

Desaree & Company School of Beauty
Expires April 10, 2016
1117 Main St.
Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone: 605.561.1561

Headlines Academy, Inc.
Expires April 10, 2016
333 Omaha St. Suites 6 & 7
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 604.348.4247

Iowa School of Beauty
Expires July 11, 2016
3320 Line Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106

Microdermabrasion Education Providers

Headlines Academy, Inc.
Expires April 10, 2016
333 Omaha St. Suites 6 & 7
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 604.348.4247

Ramona Reicherts at Minnesota West School
Expires Sept. 24, 2016
238 448th St.
Lake Mills, IA 50450
Phone: 641.590.1505

Beauty supply houses or companies that sell microdermabrasion machines may offer education. Another source of education is the National Coalition of Esthetic & Related Associations NCEA) at or 201.670.4100.  However, the licensee should seek pre-approval from the Commission before taking any microdermabrasion education. 

Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184