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South Carolina Board of Cosmetology


Continuing Education

The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is pleased to provide various publications in portable document format (PDF). You will need Adobe Reader to view and print these publications.

What Continuing Education is required?

All persons licensed by the board as cosmetologists, nail technicians and estheticians must show satisfactory evidence of twelve (12) contact hours biennially. Only half of the 12-hour requirement may be completed online. At least three (3) hours of instruction shall be in sanitation or health and safety for clients.

Instructor License: All persons licensed by the Board as instructors must show satisfactory evidence of twelve (12) contact hours of instruction geared toward teaching biennially. Only half of the 12-hour requirement may be completed online. If you complete 6 hours online, you must complete 6 hours in-person with the same CE provider in order to gain full credit.

ATTENTION: Cosmetology, nail technician, esthetician, and instructor continuing education classes will be offered during the entire licensure period.

Online Continuing Education Classes-2019

The below CE providers are approved to offer online continuing education classes. When you click on the below links, you are leaving the South Carolina Board of Cosmetology’s webpage. If you experience any technical difficulties with any online CE class, you must contact the respective CE provider for further assistance as LLR staff does not have access to any information that you have supplied to the respective CE provider.



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