Domestic Violence CE Class for Illinois Cosmetologists, Nail Techs & Estheticians

Important Information You Should Know

 

This page contains information regarding the new Domestic Violence CE class requirement for Illinois Cosmetology.  

 

There is a new law that requires a one-hour, one-time Continuing Education (CE) course on Domestic Violence for all cosmetologists, cosmetology teachers, estheticians, esthetic teachers, hair braiders, hair braiding teachers, nail technicians, and nail technology teachers. You will only have to take this Domestic Violence class once (not for every license renewal).

 

NEW!!! An official statement posted on the IDFPR web site indicated that “the CE requirement of this new law will NOT be effective until after January 1, 2019”. Please see below under your license type for additional guidance:

 

Cosmetology Teachers
Nail Technicians
Esthetic Teachers
Nail Technology Teachers
You do NOT have to complete a Domestic Violence CE class for your 2018 license renewal. The statement on the IDFPR web site says “The CE requirement of this law will not be effective for the September 2018 licensure renewals for cosmetology teachers and esthetic teachers, and for the October 2018 licensure renewals for nail technicians, nail technology teachers, hair braiders and hair braiding teachers but will be effective for all 2020 renewals.”  This means you can complete your 2018 CE hours now.  Several fantastic state approved CE classes for Illinois can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Cosmetologists
Estheticians

The Domestic Violence CE requirement will be in effect for the September 2019 licensure renewals for cosmetologists and estheticians. Based on the statement listed on the IDFPR web site, it appears that these Domestic Violence classes may not be available until AFTER January 1, 2019. The good news is that you do not have to wait for this class to be available before competing some of your CE hours for the next renewal. You can take several fantastic state approved CE classes for Illinois Cosmetologists, Nail Techs & Estheticians right now by clicking here. Note: If you completed the Domestic Violence course at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago in the spring of 2016, 2017 or 2018 you are in compliance and do not have to take the course again (we know this might seem odd seeing as IDFPR says the requirement will not be effective until January 2019, but that statement also comes directly from the IDFPR web site).

 

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You can find several fantastic state approved CE classes for Illinois Cosmetologists, Nail Techs & Estheticians by clicking here.

 

You can download the official IDFPR statement regarding this new law by clicking here (you can also find it on the bottom of the IDFPR page for Cosmetology by clicking here)

 

The Entire Text of the Statement on the IDFPR Web site Is Listed Below:

 

NEW LAW REQUIRES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING FOR SELECT COSMETOLOGY ACT LICENSEES
Effective January 1, 2017, a new law requires a one-hour, one-time Continuing Education (CE) course on Domestic Violence for all cosmetologists, cosmetology teachers, estheticians, esthetic teachers, hair braiders, hair braiding teachers, nail technicians, and nail technology teachers.

 

PLEASE NOTE: the CE requirement of this new law will NOT be effective until after January 1, 2019. The CE requirement of this law will not be effective for the September 2018 licensure renewals for cosmetology teachers and esthetic teachers, and for the October 2018 licensure renewals for nail technicians, nail technology teachers, hair braiders and hair braiding teachers but will be effective for all 2020 renewals.

 

The Domestic Violence CE requirement will be in effect for the September 2019 licensure renewals for cosmetologists and estheticians.

 

Once course providers for the Domestic Violence CE are approved, the Department will post on this website a list of approved providers. This new requirement must be completed in order for a license to be renewed. This new requirement impacts 84,000 licensees so it is in your best interest to complete this course well in advance of renewal time. If you wait too long, you may not be able to get into a class and your license will expire.

 

If you completed the Domestic Violence course at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago in the spring of 2016, 2017 or 2018 you are in compliance and do not have to take the course again.

 

Please keep in mind that IDFPR could provide additional guidance or change their policy after this page was created.  This means it’s possible some of this information may change as they finalize the requirements and work out additional details.