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. Our course is taught by a LIVE instructor. 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.  Any in-person classes will be held at 2626 E. 82nd Street, Knowledge Loop Suite 103, Bloomington, MN 55425


$630 includes Milady Master Educator 4th Edition e-textbook and a pdf copy of MN Cosmetology Law & Rule. $730 includes a hard copy of the Milady Educator 4th Edition textbook and a hard copy of MN Law & Rule books.  

SSPA members receive a $30 discount.  Register online below for the session of your choice.

2023 Course Start Dates

January 2023 Session
Start date: 1/30/22     REGISTRATION CLOSED
Registration deadline: 1/18/23

March 2023 Session
Start date: 3/13/23     REGISTRATION CLOSED
Registration deadline: 2/27/23

May 2023 Session
Start date: 5/15/23    REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration deadline: 5/1/23

July 2023 Session
Start date: 7/10/23     REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration deadline: 6/26/23

September 2023 Session
Start date: 9/11/23     REGISTER

Registration deadline: 8/29/23

November 2023 Session
Start date: 11/6/23     REGISTER

Registration deadline: 10/24/23

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.