If you have a license that has been lapsed for less than three years, you may complete 6-hour reinstatement classes through live webinars, and they will count as in-person CE classes. The rule is still the same, one online (self-study) class and one in-person/live webinar class or you may obtain two in-person/live webinar classes to reinstate your license. You are not allowed to complete 4-hour CE classes until your license has been reinstated.
What Continuing Education is required?
For license renewal, all persons licensed by the board as cosmetologists, nail technicians and estheticians must show satisfactory evidence of four (4) contact hours of board-approved continuing education specific to board laws and regulations, client safety, and/or infection control to include sanitation and disinfection during the licensing period. These hours may be completed through a board-approved in-person class or an online class.
Instructor License: For license renewal, all persons licensed by the Board as instructors must show satisfactory evidence of having obtained four (4) contact hours of board-approved continuing education geared toward teaching during the licensing period. These hours may be completed through a board-approved in-person class or an online class. 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.
A Continuing Education Certificate replacement form request, from the University of South Carolina, can be obtained at USC Continuing Education Programs or by calling 803-777-9440.
Online Continuing Education Classes - 2022
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.