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Practitioner Continuing Education

8 hours of continuing education are required to renew or reactivate an operator or salon manager license: 

  • 4-hour Core continuing education course.
    This course must consist of 1 hour of laws and rules; AND 
    3 hours of health, safety, and infection control standards.
  • 4-hour Professional Practice continuing education course.
    This course may be based on any or all of the following:
    1. product chemistry and chemistry interaction;
    2. proper use of machines and instruments;
    3. business management and human relations; OR
    4. techniques relevant to the type of license held.
For Practitioners:

**Ensure you are looking at the list for the year which you would like to take the course.**
2020 Practitioner Core Continuing Education Course List    
2020 Practitioner Professional Practice Continuing Education Course List
2019 Practitioner Core Continuing Education Course List 

2019 Practitioner Professional Practice Continuing Education Course List 
2018 Practitioner Core Continuing Education Course List 
2018 Practitioner Professional Practice Continuing Education Course List 
2017 Practitioner Core Continuing Education Course List   
2017 Practitioner Professional Practice Continuing Education Course List   

For Providers:

2020 Practitioner CE Course Approval Application


Instructor Continuing Education

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All instructor continuing education courses must be pre-approved by the Board.*
To renew an instructor license, 45 hours of continuing education are required:

  • 30 hours of teaching-methodology courses
  • 15 hours of clinical practice courses

*You may use qualifying credits from completed classes on teaching methods or clinical practice from the MnSCU system schools, the University of Minnesota, or other postsecondary schools licensed by the Office of Higher Education but not licensed by the Board. Preapproval of such classes is not required. You must attach an official transcript and the class syllabus or catalog course description, which must establish the class hours and establish that the content of the course is based on teaching methodology or clinical practice, to your Instructor Renewal Application. Postsecondary courses are equivalent to 16 CE hours per credit, and lab courses are equivalent to 32 CE hours per credit. CEUs earned are accepted as one CE hour per CEU credit.

For Instructors:
**Ensure you are looking at the list for the year which you would like to take the course.**

2020 Instructor Continuing Education Course List
2019 Instructor Continuing Education Course List  
2018 Instructor Continuing Education Course List
2017 Instructor Continuing Education Course List

For Providers:
2020 Instructor CE Course Approval Application
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