Instructor Licensure Course

Class Description: The SSPA Instructor Licensure Course is designed to provide future educators with the basic teaching skills needed to become licensed for entry-level employment as an instructor in the field of cosmetology (Cosmetologist, AP Esthetician, Esthetician, Nail Technician, and Eyelash Technician). This course is approved and fulfills the Board of Cosmetology Instructor Licensure Course requirements to be eligible for the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist instructor examination. When you complete our course you will enter the classroom ready and confident to teach. 

This course is online and self-paced with instructor guidance through Milady CIMA.  There will be other virtual or in-person sessions with your instructor as scheduled (weekly or as scheduled one-hour Monday evening Zoom meetings). 

What can you expect:
8-week online self-paced course (approx. 5.6 hours per week commitment)
Coursework must be completed in the online course even if you have the printed textbook
Zoom meetings with a live instructor on Monday evenings during the course (6pm-7pm)
Virtual Practical Presentation on the scheduled date (1 makeup date will be available) 

Any in-person classes will be held at 2626 E. 82nd Street, Knowledge Loop Suite 103, Bloomington, MN 55425


$640 includes the Milady Master Educator 4th Edition e-textbook and a PDF copy of MN Cosmetology Law & Rule. $740 includes a hard copy of the Milady Educator 4th Edition textbook and a hard copy of MN Law & Rule books.  

SSPA members receive a $40 discount.  Register online below for the session of your choice.

2024 Course Start Dates

Winter 2024 Session
Start date: 1/22/24     REGISTRATION
Registration deadline: 1/10/24

Spring 2024 Session
Start date: 4/8/24     REGISTRATION
Registration deadline: 3/27/24

Summer 2024 Session
Start date: 7/1/24    REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Registration deadline: 6/19/24

Fall 2024 Session
Start date: 9/23/23     REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Registration deadline: 6/11/24

Pay in full at registration. Registrations are non-refundable.  If needed, we will work with you to move to another session. All payments MUST be made via credit card. For details, to register or arrange payments please call 952.925.9731.

*SSPA reserves the right to cancel a course or move registrants to another scheduled Minnesota instructor Licensure course if enrollment is insufficient.

PLEASE NOTE: Enrolees must have at least 2,700 hours of experience as a licensed Cosmetologist, Nail technician, Esthetician, AP Esthetician, or Eyelash Technician in a licensed salon, supervised by a licensed manager, within the three years prior to this application.