South Dakota Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in South Dakota is controlled by the South Dakota Cosmetology Commission.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in South Dakota
Specific requirements to perform manicurists and nail technicians services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.
Who’s allowed to perform these services?
Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians
As you set out to get the training you need to become a nail technician in South Dakota, you can choose between two methods:
Graduate from one of South Dakota’s nail technician schools
Complete an apprenticeship from at a licensed nail facility
To qualify for a manicurist license in South Dakota, you must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or an equivalent program.
Manicurist Schools in South Dakota
To complete the manicurist school requirement you will need to study in a program that includes at least 400 hours of nail technician courses. These will cover subjects including:
Safety and sanitation
Nail diseases and disorders
Nail applications and products
There are six approved schools in South Dakota where you can take the required manicurist courses to be eligible for licensure. These are located in:
What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?
What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
Your license expires every year on your birthday
What are fees associated with licensing?
For fees, licensing duration and renewal details check with local governing body.