Learn how to help your clients who experience domestic violence or sexual assault

Chicago Says No More to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

When cosmetologists and estheticians renewed their license in September 2019, they were the first group in Illinois’ 2-year renewal cycle asked to confirm they had completed this new course now required by the Cosmetology Renewal License Domestic Violence Course (HB 4264/PA99-0766)

According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), here is the timeline for other groups required to complete a one-hour, one-time Continuing Education (CE) regarding domestic violence.

- 2021 — cosmetologists and estheticians

This requirement must be completed in order for a license to be renewed. This requirement equips 84,000 licensees to help clients when they ask for help.

Enroll in the Listen. Support. Connect. class at ABS 2021 to fulfill your requirement for Illinois license renewal you are in compliance and you don't have to retake this course again.

Certified DV and SA instructors, who have completed 40 hours of training, will help you learn how to recognize signs, how to respond when your clients ask for help, and how to identify and direct your clients to helpful resources.

If you attended Listen. Support. Connect. at ABS 2019, ‘18, ‘17 or ‘16, you are in compliance and do not have to take the course again to renew your Illinois license.

Chicago Says No More, experts in the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault, produced Listen. Support. Connect., in collaboration with Cosmetologists Chicago and Pivot Point, to increase awareness of the epidemic of intimate violence and to educate salon professionals about the best ways to respond when a client shares personal information or asks for help.


Class Times

Saturday, September 11 2021 | 2:30pm -3:30pm

Monday, September 13, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:00pm


Class is first come, no registration is required!