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For Practitioners

To renew or reactivate an operator or salon manager license through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology, 8 total hours of continuing education are required. Hours are to be broken down by subject matter as follows: 

4-hour Core continuing education course must include:

  • 1 hour of laws and rules
  • 3 hours of health, safety, and infection control standards

4-hour Professional Practice continuing education course. Course subject matter may include any of the following:

  • Product chemistry and chemistry interaction
  • Proper use of machines and instruments
  • Business management and human relations
  • Techniques relevant to the type of license held


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