Exempt Postsecondary Institutions

The provisions of this Act do not apply to postsecondary institutions:

  • Established by the government of the United States
  • Established by the government of an Indian tribe whose tribal lands are located, in whole or in part, in this state
  • Established or owned, controlled, operated, and maintained by a religious organization lawfully operating as a nonprofit religious corporation and awarding only religious degrees or certificates for the purpose of conferring clerical status or authority within that religion
  • Subject to the jurisdiction and regulations to the South Dakota Cosmetology Commission.

If your institution meets the requirements for exemption you would not need to file with our office.