The South Dakota license and exam is applied for after graduation from an esthetician school. To apply, according to the SD Board, one must have completed at least six hundred hours of training as an esthetician, and out of those, at least one hundred and ten hours must have been in coursework, demonstration and practice.

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The application serves both as an application for examination and as an application for the initial license. The requirements for application include being eighteen years old and above and submitting documents proving your identity and academic qualifications. A person is required to take both practical and written exams.

South Dakota Esthetician Exams

Two weeks before your scheduled practical exam, you will receive an Admission notice from the commission. It is necessary that you study the South Dakota Practical Exam Candidate Information Bulletin thoroughly before taking this exam.
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The exam requires you to carry a kit and a live model that you will use in demonstrating esthetician services. To pass the exam, one must attain at least 75 percent. The official exam results will be sent to your mail two to three weeks after the exam completion.

The South Dakota Cosmetology Law Test

This exam comprises a total of twenty-five questions which are all written. The exam is based on the laws of the state. Therefore, to prepare for the exam, you should go through an online copy of the South Dakota State Laws and Regulations.

Skin Care Specialists Moving to SD

Those licensed as aestheticians in other states and who would like to apply for a South Dakota esthetician license are required to submit relevant documents indicating their education and experience. Upon completion of all exams, you will be sent a license by the South Dakota Commission.

License Renewal in SD

In South Dakota, license renewal for cosmetology is carried out every year and is by no later than the time your birthday rolls around.

Continuing ed requirements are non-existent as far as we can see. It is always a good idea to remain current with trends in the industry. To that end, night classes or retraining part-time on weekends is a good idea.

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Also, take a look at our online training page to see if you’d like to earn your esthetician certificate that way. Need more information on medical?

Compared to states like California or NY the midwest doesn’t have nearly as many beauty schools, so sometimes prospective students will head elsewhere to get their esthetician training. However, you can definitely learn all you need without leaving your area.

South Dakota Esthetician Schools

NameAddress CostOther Programs
Black Hills Beauty College623 Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, 57701$5,700Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy
Headlines Academy Inc333 Omaha Street, Rapid City, 57701$7,100Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology
Stewart School604 West Avenue North, Sioux Falls, 57104$7400Nail Technology, Cosmetology

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