South Dakota Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

South Dakota: The Coyote State

If you are interested in getting your South Dakota cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licensed in the Coyote State!

Licenses Available:

Nail Technician

Required Hours:
Cosmetology: 2100 Beauty School Hours
Esthetician: 750 Esthetics School Hours
Nail Technician: 400 Nail School Hours

License Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Applicants must have current license from another state with equal or greater licensing requirements. Work experience may be considered for additional hours. Applicant must pass NIC Theory and Practical examinations.

South Dakota cosmetology licenses are renewable annually. Continuing education hours are required for licensees who wish to perform microdermabrasion services or use electric files, as well as cosmetology teachers. To renew your license in South Dakota, the following are required by the SD cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee
- Proof of continuing education hours (electric file, microdermabrasion, teachers only)

SD State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
Address: 500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501
Location: 111 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-6193
FAX: (605) 773-7175

Find SD Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for South Dakota cosmetology schools in your area to find a quality institution that fits your needs. Upon completing your program, you can obtain your state licensure and begin a rewarding career in beauty.