Exempt Postsecondary Institutions

SDCL 13-48-41 - 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. Our office does not process letters of exemption.