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State Requirements For South Dakota

South Dakota State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
500 E. Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: (605) 773-6193
Fax: (605) 773-7175

License Type Required:
Nail Technician

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? No

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
All states with equal requirements and passage of NIC theory and practical examinations; applicants may add work experience hours (ratio of 2:1 hours of education) for up to 200 hours.

Examination Languages:

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Must have salon or booth license and a manager licensee in charge.

CEU Required? Yes
Number Of Hours: 8 hours in electric drill training
License Renewal: Birth date, annually

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
MMA has been prohibited in one manner or another in this state.

Prohibited can mean:
A law or rule has been passed prohibiting MMA use.
The technician and/or shop will receive a written/verbal warning possibly after a consumer complaint or inspection by state officials.
A fine may be accessed if a violation occurs.

The state abides by the FDA guidelines.

Please see the state's web site for more specific information and/or contact them directly.


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