When renewing your license(s), remember:
To renew, send in form on the lower part of your old license to the Commission office with a check or money order made payable to "State Cosmetology Commission."
South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Note: Visit our Forms page for the License Renewal Form if you have lost the renewal form on your current license.
The fee for cosmetologist, nail technician and esthetician license renewals is $20; for instructor license renewal, it is $25.
Cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician and instructor licenses are due for renewal on or before the licensee's birth date. If postmarked or paid after the birth date, a $20 penalty fee is charged.
All senior instructors must attend 12 clock hours of a Commission-approved course annually in order to renew their license.
The Salon/Booth license renewal fee is $35.00 and is due on or before the opening (anniversary) date. If postmarked or paid after the opening date, a $20 penalty fee is charged.
If your license expired less than five years ago, you must pay the renewal fee for each year it was expired and a $20.00 penalty fee for each year it was expired.
If your license expired more than five years ago, you must pay the renewal and penalty fees described above and either:
To find a review course, contact a cosmetology school or the Commission. We offer a review course taught by the cosmetology inspector in your area. The course costs $50.00.
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