Continuing Education
North Dakota

After leaving cosmetology school and getting your North Dakota beauty license, you may feel like you know all there is to know about this industry. However, you’ll soon find out that there is much more to learn! The field of cosmetology is always adapting to new trends and practitioners are always developing new techniques.

By looking into continuing education courses in North Dakota, you can find out how to keep your skills up-to-date and relevant.

Where to Find Continuing Education
Education Details

You can take a wide range of classes to keep up with your beauty education! If you want to work on your beauty skills, consider taking courses in hair coloring styles and techniques, nail art designs, hair cutting tools and techniques, and hair styling for special events. If you would prefer to build up your business skills, take classes in salon management, customer service, small business management, and staff communication. You can also attend trade shows to further your education about different products.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period

Although many states require continuing education hours for cosmetologists, that is not the case in North Dakota. The North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology only requires instructors to complete eight hours of continuing education each year. All other beauty practitioners do not have to document or turn in their hours. However, if you do not take advantage of continuing education opportunities in your area, you may quickly fall behind the trends and start losing clients.


Furthering your education in the beauty field has many benefits. First, the field of cosmetology has a solid job outlook in North Dakota. O*Net anticipates a 9% increase in cosmetology jobs between 2012 and 2022. This job growth rate is on par with the national average. You may be able to earn a competitive range of salaries as a cosmetology professional in North Dakota. Per O*Net, the average salary for a North Dakota cosmetologist is $27,300 per year, which is over $4,000 higher than the national average. You may find that continuing education has a positive effect on your income potential, particularly if you use it to learn new skills, develop techniques that your customers want, and hone your marketing skills.

After Continuing Education

With continuing education, dedication to cosmetology, and hard work, you may be able to take your cosmetology career further than you’ve ever imagined. As you take your education to the next level with courses, training, and other opportunities, you may be able to increase the amount of services you provide, bring in a new group of clients, and ensure that your chair stays full whenever you’re working. In addition, you may be able to take on more responsibility in your cosmetology career. By learning how to manage a business, keep staff happy, and ensure customer satisfaction, you may be well-equipped to take on a management role. If you wish, you may even be able to open a salon or buy a salon that’s already successful. The Inspire Award is awarded in Great Falls to a successful businesswoman. In many cases, female entrepreneurs that are honored are salon owners. Overall, continuing education in cosmetology can give you the chance to take your career in exciting new directions. Think about your long-term career goals and think about how continuing education can help you reach them.

State board Contact Information

North Dakota Board of Cosmetology
1102 South Washington Street, #200
PO Box 2177
Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Phone Number: 701-224-9800
Fax Number: 701-222-8756
E-mail Address:

For specific questions, please contact the North Dakota Board of Cosmetology directly.


Find the Beauty Schools in North Dakota that interest you below,

Model College of Hair Design

201 8th Avenue South,
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, and beauty. It's a chance to express your individuality. A chance to share your unique outlook with others. As a cosmetologist, you'll devote your talents to making others look their best. You'll keep pace with the fashion world and stand ready to meet constantly changing skills of a hair stylist, manicurist, or skin care specialist. With styling for men, women, and children, the demands are greater than ever. Today's cosmetologist must possess a wide range of skills to meet the needs of today's beauty salon. Cosmetology offers many channels for personal growth, with limitless career paths from which to choose. Model College of Hair Design offers the specialized training necessary to prepare you for a cosmetology career -- one that will present new challenges daily. So, join the ranks of professional hair stylists and manicure specialists ... beauty salon owners, and skin care specialists whose careers can be traced to the Model College of Hair Design. Programs Offered Cosmetology Students receive skills necessary for gaining and maintaining employment in "today's" salons. Instruction is provided in design haircutting, styling, hair coloring, skin care, facials, makeup application, massage, permanent waving, all forms of nail tips, manicuring and chemical restructuring. Manicuring This course combines our advanced concepts in a comprehensive curriculum. Manicuring, Pedicuring, Nail Design, Artistry and several Nail Extension Lines are used for instruction. Esthiology This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. Our Facilities / Campus Housing The Model College of Hair Design was established in Minneapolis in 1952 and relocated to St. Cloud in 1973. Approximately 12,000 square feet of clinic, classroom and offices were created with students of cosmetology in mind. When you tour our campus you will find our college to be unique to say the least! By offering students a low student/instructor ratio we ensure that Model College of Hair Design remains small to midsize. Our campus, however, is large with over 100,000 sq. feet and ten campus buildings for a wide range of student housing. Student/Instructor Ratio Our student to instructor ratio at the Model College of Hair Design is ten to one. Model College is a small college with certified instructors. You will have the opportunity to interact with the students and faculty representing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. There is always someone to offer advice and assistance...a roommate, a teacher, a counselor. Student Benefits Model College of Hair Design is Accredited by NACCAS, and consistently posts placement rates among the highest in the nation. Student benefits increase your chances for success or add to your education process Student/Instructor Ratio Instructor - Specialists Advanced Classes Financial Aid Specialists Student Activities Campus Housing/Apts. College Issued Grants Special Class Schedules Saturdays optional Earn when you learn (Jobs) Business Management Computer Imaging/Testing Advanced Educational Systems
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