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Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Continuing Education 4-hour Renewal Course


Since Aug. 1, 2014, all operators and salon managers must complete a four-hour continuing education course in order to renew their license as active or reactivate an inactive license with the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. This course is in addition to the current work hours or refresher courses previously required. The M State Cosmetology Department has developed a course to meet the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology's course requirements.

Course requirements: Three credit hours must pertain to health, safety and sanitation, and one credit hour must focus on laws and rules.

Upon completion of this course, participant will receive a certificate of completion. M State does not report completion dates or provide certificates of completion to the state Board of Cosmetology. It is up to each individual to submit a copy of his or her certificate when submitting a renewal application.

Attendance is mandatory for this course.

In-person training is held via ITV, an interactive training experience. The instructor is on the Wadena campus and broadcast on TV screens to the other campuses simultaneously. The instructor can interact with individuals at other locations, and all can actively participate as if they are in the same room as the instructor.

Pre-registration is required. Attendees register for their choice of locations based on availability.

Classes are offered on the M State campuses for the dates/times listed below:

  • Wadena, 405 Colfax Avenue SW

In-person class schedule:

  • TBD

We are pleased to announce an online option for this course! The online option gives participants the opportunity to work at their own pace for one week to complete the course materials. Upon completion, a certificate will be mailed to participants.

Online sessions:

  • December 11-18, 2017
  • January 8-15, 2018
  • January 22-29, 2018
  • February 5-12, 2018
  • February 19-26, 2018
  • March 5-12, 2018
  • March 19-26, 2018
  • April 2-9, 2018
  • April 16-23, 2018
  • May 7-14, 2018
  • May 21-28, 2018
  • June 4-11, 2018
  • June 18-25, 2018

Space is limited - please register early

Sheila Jesness
Direct Line: 218.846.3763 or
800.492.4836 ext. 3763

M State is a participating educational institution, providing this training opportunity to professionals across the state. M State is not affiliated with the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. M State did not enact this law, sit in on the Board to pass the law, or have any connection as to how the law was written.

Last modified: January 2nd, 2018 at 07:11am