NEW REQUIREMENT FOR ILLINOIS COSMETOLOGY LICENSE RENEWAL


ONE-HOUR of Illinois CE training on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


 

Listen. Support. Connect.



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 license.
  • 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 classes.
  • 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 helpful resources


*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



Join Chicago Says No More and Cosmetologists Chicago to provide options for a better life 

CEH: 1 hour


Dates for upcoming classes to come.



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 interviewed on air!


 

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/






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, 2017. 

 

 

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 their license.

 

 

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 their clients.

 

 

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 Illinois.

 

 

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 assault?

 

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 get involved.

 

 

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 DV/SA training?

 

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 training cost?

 

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 throughout Illinois.

 





 



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