Illinois Licensure Information

Cosmetologists Chicago ®(CC) is an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. CE credit approved in IL, IN and NE. IA residents may also recieve credit. OH credit available for some courses. Please check with your state licensure agency to ensure that you have the approved credit hours you need to keep your license current. Please note that these programs are subject to change. If you are not currently a CC Member, the non-member fees for these events may be applied towards CC Membership Dues.

Get Specific Renewal Information at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website. Following are basic IL licensure requirements:

14 Hours Every 2 Years (renewal by 9/30 of each odd year)
IDFPR Website for Cosmetologists

Cosmetology Instructors:
24 Hours Every 2 Years - of which 10 hours are in educational psychology and teaching methodology  

Nail Technicians:
10 Hours Every 2 Years (renewal by 10/31 of each even year)
IDFPR Website for Nail Technicians

Nail Technician Instructors:
20 Hours; 10 of which are as above.

10 Hours Every 2 years (renewal by 9/30 of each odd year)
IDFPR Website for Estheticians

Esthetician Instructors:
20 Hours; 10 of which are as above. 

For further information, contact the IDFPR on 312.814.2837. You may also wish to read the entire Cosmetology Act from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.

For regulations in other states visit the State Boards List at

Online Examinations
Illinois Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, Barbers, Estheticians and Instructors may also apply for testing through Continental Testing Services. To access the application and to find out more about this service, visit the Contintental Testing Services website. You may also download a regular written application from their website.

Also, computerized examination administration will be available after July 5, 2006 at the 16 ACT Test Centers located throughout Illinois. Please contact Continental Testing for more information.


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