NEW REQUIREMENT FOR ILLINOIS COSMETOLOGY LICENSE RENEWAL
ONE-HOUR of Illinois CE
training on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Listen. Support. Connect.
Reserve your time now at America’s Beauty Show for the
Learn how to help your clients, friends and family experiencing domestic
violence or sexual assault.
Chicago Says No More to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Chicago Says No More to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
- Effective January 1, 2017, the
Cosmetology Renewal License Domestic Violence Course (HB 4264/PA99-0766) become
an Illinois law, requiring salon professionals to complete a one-hour awareness
training about domestic violence and sexual assault in order to renew a cosmetology
- Currently ABS 2017 is the only place you can enroll in the
approved Listen. Support. Connect. Course and earn the required CEH for
renewing your Illinois license.
NOTE: Once the Illinois
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has completed the
rules and regulations for this new law applying to your profession, Chicago
Says No More and Cosmetologists Chicago will announce a schedule of additional
Cosmetologists Chicago is
offering this FREE class—prepared in collaboration with Chicago Says No More
experts in the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault—to provide an
overview about how to recognize and respond if your clients, friends or family
share personal information or ask for help
Certified DV and SA
instructors, who have completed 40 hours of training, will help you learn how
to recognize signs, how to respond if your clients, friends, or family ask for
help, and how to identify and direct your clients, friends and family to
*Once the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has completed the rules and regulations for this new law applying to your profession, Chicago Says No More and Cosmetologists Chicago will announce a schedule of classes.
See below - FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about the New Illinois Law Requiring DV/SA education
Chicago Says No More and Cosmetologists Chicago to provide options for a better
PRICE: FREE with ABS Admission
CEH: 1 hour
ALL WORKSHOPS LISTED BELOW
All exhibitors, workshops, artists, presenters, times & locations are subject to change without notice. An ABS exhibit floor ticket is required to purchase any workshop or special event ticket.
Karen Gordon & Kristie Paskan
Listen to Karen and Kristie speak about the program on WGN 720!
WGN Radio 720AM - Recorded January 3, 2017
Listen to our own Karen Gordon (VP of Cosmetologists Chicago & Owner of J. Gordon Designs) and Kristie Paskan (Founder of Chicago Says No More) discuss "The Most Uplifting Law of 2017" about Domestic Violence and how we can help as Cosmetologists. - Click Here
For more information about Chicago Says No More check out their website and take the pledge at: http://chicagosaysnomore.org/
The following are the Chicago Says No More WORKSHOPS available at
America's Beauty Show, March 25 - 27, 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
All exhibitors, workshops, artists, presenters, times and locations subject to change without notice.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about the New Illinois Law Requiring DV/SA education
Q. What is the new law requiring salon professionals receive
training in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DV/SA)?
A. The new law is called the Cosmetology Renewal License
Domestic Violence Course (HB4264/PA99-0766).
Q. When did the law go into effect?
A. January 1,
Q. What does it mean for working hairstylists, nail
technicians, estheticians and hair braiders?
A. Every licensed salon professional is now required
to take a one-hour, one-time awareness training in DV/SA in order to renew
Q. Do salon professionals need to take the training every
two years to renew their license?
A. No. The law requires only one-hour training, one
time. However, they may choose to take an approved DV/SA course in the
following years and it will count as one Continuing Education Unit.
Q. How was this law enacted?
A. Illinois Senator Bill Cunningham, whose wife is a
former hairdresser, and Representative Fran Hurley introduced and sponsored
this legislation. Salon professionals were chosen for this innovative education
and awareness training because of the close relationship between salon pros and
Q. What is Chicago Says No More (CSNM) and what is its
role in the new law?
A. Chicago Says No More is a coalition of agencies
that serves those affected by DV/SA in the Chicago metro area and across
Illinois. Their goal is to collaborate on new ways to address the epidemic of
DV/SA. CSNM has developed the curriculum and will provide classes throughout
Q. What is Cosmetologists Chicago’s role in this
legislation and requirement?
A. Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), a 15,000-member association
dedicated to the education and protection of salon professionals, has been
working with CSNM since the legislation was initiated (almost 2 years). Cosmetologists
Chicago worked closely with CSNM on this legislation to protect the safety and
liability of cosmetologists in Illinois, as well as ensuring their education on
this sensitive topic does not detract from the technical and business education
required to pursue a successful business or career.
Q. What is the liability of cosmetologists if they choose
to interact with clients on the subject of domestic violence and sexual
A. Cosmetologists Chicago worked hard in Springfield
to ensure the safety of our constituents. The law specifically states that “a
person who completes domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education,
or his or her employer, shall not be civilly or criminally liable for
acting in good faith or failing to act on information obtained during the
course of employment concerning potential domestic violence or sexual assault.”
In other words, neither the salon professional nor the salon
itself is liable if they choose to provide information or if they choose not to
Q. How will the Law be enforced?
A. The program, called Listen. Support. Connect. was
designed exclusively for salon professionals by DV/SA experts and salon
industry leaders of Cosmetologists Chicago. This curriculum has been approved
by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Springfield which
will monitor the CE units of cosmetologists.
Q. What will a salon professional learn in the one hour
A. Recognition of the symptoms of DV/SA and resources
for a DV/SA victim are just part of the curriculum. This class will provide an
overview of the scope of the epidemic of DV/SA and include options for salon
professionals to use should they become aware of the symptoms—whether among
friends, family or salon clients.
Q. How much does the Listen. Support. Connect
A. The training will be provided at no charge to
salon professionals when conducted by instructors who have completed a 40-hour
training program in DV/SA.
Q. Where can a salon professional take the training?
A. In early 2017 Listen. Support. Connect.
will only be offered at America’s Beauty Show, March 25-27, 2017 at McCormick
Place. Cosmetologists Chicago has arranged for 18 one-hour training classes to
be offered. Cosmetologists can register for America’s Beauty Show and the Listen.
Support. Connect. classes by visiting AmericasBeautyShow.com.
Q. What does a professional do if he/she cannot attend
America’s Beauty Show in March?
A. Once the necessary rules and regulations for this
new law are written by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,
Chicago Says No More will announce a schedule of additional free classes