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A cosmetologist skills course, esthetician skills course, advanced practice esthetician skills course, nail technician skills course, or eyelash technician skills course must be offered in person and taught by an instructor licensed in the course subject.


Only a licensed school with current approval to offer a licensure course may offer a skills course in the same licensure field.


Each skills course must begin with an initial board-approved skills test. The school must use board-approved scoring of the skills test and a board skills test form.


Attendees who pass the skills test have completed the skills course. The school must issue a signed and dated skills course certificate specifying the license field to the attendee.


Attendees who do not pass the initial skills test must complete the school's skills course curriculum for each skill test area not passed. The attendee has completed the skills course when the attendee passes the skills test for the licensure field.


Each licensee or applicant must attend a skills course specific to the licensure field held or sought by the licensee or applicant.


Schools must provide attendees with a skills course certificate showing successful completion of the skills test, and must retain records of attendees for five years.


The board is authorized to audit a skills course and skills test at any time, and board staff or a representative may take a skills class at any time at no cost for the purposes of auditing the course. Board approval of a skills course is subject to revocation if the board determines a skills course or skills test does not reflect current professional standards or practices, or if the board finds just cause. The disciplinary provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.33, apply.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.389; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81; L 2017 1Sp4 art 2 s 64


41 SR 305; 42 SR 589; 43 SR 347; 44 SR 941

Published Electronically:

March 6, 2020

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes