Answers to FAQ's for Wisconsin Online Cosmetology CE

  • Fulfills all 4 CE hours for the March 31, 2017 renewal

  • Finish at your own pace, continuing where you left off when you return later

  • Fun, entertaining online videos

  • Simple – does not require any special computer skills

  • Available 24/7 – register now

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Will this online class be accepted by the State of Wisconsin, and what are the new CE requirements?

This online class will be accepted by the state of Wisconsin. You can see a copy of our approval letter by clicking here.  HairDirections is an approved Wisconsin Cosmetology CE provider and this class allows cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, cosmetology managers and electrologists to fulfill all 4 CE hours required for the March, 2017 license renewal.  If you missed the last renewal, this class will also fulfill all 4 CE hours required for the March 31, 2015 renewal. Please note that if you take this class for the March 31, 2015 renewal you would have to complete it again if you wanted to also apply it to the March 31, 2017 renewal (you cannot apply one class to both renewals). 

Wisconsin cosmetologists, cosmetology managers, manicurists, aestheticians, and electrologists with an active license must complete 4 approved CE hours between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017 in order to renew your license.  You can learn more about the new requirements by clicking here.

A licensee is not required to complete CE between initial licensure and their very first license renewal. For example, if you just finished school and got your license, you would not need to complete CE before your very first license renewal.

I already took a class before the March 31, 2015 renewal. Do I have to take another one?

Yes, you have to take another class. The state requires all actively licensed Wisconsin cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, cos managers, and electrologists to complete 4 approved CE hours before each license renewal (this means you have to take a class every 2 years to renew your active license).

How do I sign up for an online class?

Signing up for an online class is easy. First you have to create an account, and then you can sign up and pay for your class with a credit or debit card. After that, your class will immediately be available. Click here to get started

How do the online classes work and what are they like?

The classes are like watching a movie on your computer and the online controls are similar to that of a DVD player, where you can stop, rewind, and restart the “movie” at any time. After you register, the course is immediately available on demand, at your convenience 24/7. You can complete the course at your own pace, over multiple sessions, continuing where you left off when you return later.  The classes have rich, engaging content including animated presentations, videos, colorful imagery, music, demonstrations, and narration by Kristin Allison.  The information is presented using a fun approach, blending humor, practical information, and various delivery modes to keep things interesting.  See what other people are saying about our classes

Do I have to complete the entire class in one sitting?

No, you do not have to complete all of the CE hours in one sitting (although you can if you want to). One of the great things about our online classes is that you can complete them at your own pace, over multiple sessions, continuing where you left off when you return later.

How long will I have to complete my class?

You will have 30 days after you register to complete your class. However, if you plan to use the class to fulfill CE license renewal requirements, be sure to complete your class before you renew your license.

If I register for a class today, do I have to start it today?

No, you do not have to start a class on the same day you register for it (although you can start it right now if you want to).

Can I start my class right now?

Yes you can. After you register, the course is immediately available on demand, at your convenience 24/7. Click here to get started

How much do your online classes cost and what is included?

You get to watch a series of professional, multi-media online videos for the course package you select;  free course notes that you can view on your computer and/or print (optional); and a certificate of completion. The price for each class is clearly listed in the course catalog and in your shopping cart before you purchase it. There are NO hidden fees and NO monthly fees whatsoever.  To put it another way, you just pay for each class that you want by adding it to your shopping cart and purchasing it, and we will not charge you for anything else.  Click here to see a list of courses and their prices.

Do I have to take a test?

Some licensees are a bit nervous about taking an online class because it does includes a short, open book quiz.  By open book, we mean that you can review the course notes and class material while taking the quiz, if you want to.  The quiz is actually pretty straightforward, with only 20 multiple choice questions (it is NOT designed to trick people).  You can retake the quiz as many times as you want to at no additional charge (so there is no pressure).  Everything included in the quiz is covered in the class, and most people breeze right through it.  We have had many, many people successfully complete the online class who haven’t taken a test in over 30 years.  Don’t stress out about it!

What will be covered in the online class?

The class includes 1 hour on Wisconsin Cosmetology laws and 3 hours on safety, sanitation, and infection control presented using a fun, entertaining format. You can find a detailed course description by clicking here

Do I get my certificate immediately after I finish the class?

Yes, your certificate will immediately be available for you to print and/or download after you finish the class.

How will the state know that I took this class?

You can immediately download and/or print out your official certificate of completion when you are finished with the class to prove that you have completed it.  If you are using these CE hours to fulfill license renewal requirements, you will need the information printed on your certificate when you renew your license.  Many states require you to keep your certificate for five years or longer, so be sure to put it in a safe place where you will be able to find it later if you are audited. 

What do I need to complete this course?

This class requires a computer with high-speed internet access. These days, almost all internet services are fast enough for these classes (DSL internet through your phone line and cable internet services should be fast enough). Your computer will also need speakers OR a port where you can plug in headphones so you can hear the audio that goes along with the videos. We also recommend that you have a printer if you would like to print out your certificate of completion or print a copy of the course notes. If you do not have a printer, you can easily download a digital copy of your certificate and the course notes to your computer. You can find detailed systems requirements here.

Do I always have to use the same computer?

No, you do not have to use the same computer to watch all of your videos. You can use any computer and switch between computers as long as they meet the requirements listed above under “What do I need to complete this course ?”

Are your classes like everyone else’s classes?

No, our classes are not like everyone else’s.  HairDirections is a premier CE provider.  We have invested substantial resources to bring you fun, interesting, humorous, and educational materials.  The classes have rich, engaging content including animated presentations, videos, colorful imagery, music, demonstrations and narration by Kristin Allison.

After I register and pay for my class, can I cancel it, and what are the terms and conditions?

You can create an account and log in without any obligation. However, after you register and pay for a class, you are not able to cancel your registration or receive a refund. Complete terms and conditions can be found here.

What should I do if my question was not answered here? Where can I find help?

We would be happy to help you with whatever you need.  You can email your question to us by clicking here or give us a call at 608-235-2622.

CE FAQIf your question is not answered here, send us an email or give us a call at (608) 235-2622 and we would be happy to help you!

CE FAQIf your question is not answered here, send us an email or give us a call at (608) 235-2622 and we would be happy to help you!