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, including how to get a list of the providers that have been approved to offer this class.  At least one of the providers is offering the class as an online Domestic Violence webinar for only $20.  We strongly recommend that you read this page and take action right now.  If you wait too long you may have a difficult time getting into a Domestic Violence class.  

 

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).  You must complete an approved class or you will not be able to renew your license.    

 

Approved Providers and Finding a Class

If you CAREFULLY follow Steps 1 and 2 below you will immediately receive an email with a list of over 45 providers that have been approved to offer the Domestic Violence class.  The email will also include a link to a provider that is offering the Domestic Violence class as an online webinar for only $20 (space is limited, register today).  These providers are located throughout IL, and 10 of them are advertising that they are offering the Domestic Violence class for FREE.

 

Step #1: Purchase any online HairDirections CE class listed on this page.  HairDirections classes do not include the Domestic Violence class, but they will count towards your CE hours required for license renewal.

 

Step #2: Check your email.  After you complete Step 1 above you will immediately receive an email with a list of over 45 providers that have been approved to offer the Domestic Violence class.  The email will also include a link to a provider that is offering the Domestic Violence class as an online webinar for only $20.  These providers are located throughout IL, and 10 of them are advertising that they are offering the Domestic Violence class for FREE.

 

Please note that purchasing a HairDirections online class will not automatically sign you up for a Domestic Violence class (you can separately register and pay for a Domestic Violence class after you receive the list).  You can purchase a HairDirections class and get the list of over 45 approved Domestic Violence class providers right now by clicking here

 

You can find a lot more information about this new CE requirement including webinars and online classes by reading below.   

 

Domestic Violence Class Requirements

There has been a lot of confusion about which Domestic Violence class you need to take. Here are a few guidelines to help you select the right class so it will count towards your license renewal:  

 

(1) You cannot just take any Domestic Violence Class that you find.  You MUST take a class from a provider that has been specifically approved by IDFPR for the cosmetology professions. 

 

(2) A big question that everyone has had is can you take this class online?  A newly released statement from IDFPR indicates: “The course can be taken ‘live’ (physically in person), online via real-time webinar, or online by viewing a previously recorded presentation of a lecture/class given by a qualified instructor in a classroom setting.  Reading articles or completing text-based courses will not meet the qualifications.”  So while you CANNOT complete the Domestic Violence class by taking a booklet or text based course, it is possible to take the class as an online webinar or online video course that meets the requirements listed above.  

 

(3) According to IDFPR, taking an approved Domestic Violence class as a webinar will count as one of your required classroom CE hours (and would NOT count towards the maximum number of hours that you can complete online).  In order for the webinar to count as a classroom CE hour it has to be an interactive program where the participant can ask questions and be involved with a live instructor.  That is, you would have to take the class at a scheduled time with a real person teaching the class to you over the internet in real-time (many people call this a webinar).  Note: watching a pre-recorded video online would not count as a webinar. 

 

More Information about Approved Providers and Finding a Class

At least 45 different providers have been approved by IDFPR to offer the Domestic Violence class at several locations throughout Illinois. 

 

After a lot of research, we are pleased to report that we have found an approved provider that is offering the required Domestic Violence class as an online webinar for only $20.  The company offering these webinars released a statement saying “We have a limited number of spots available on our webinar system and space will fill up fast”.  We recommend that you register for a webinar today before they fill up – continue reading below to learn how to find the webinar. 

 

If you purchase any of the online CE classes listed on this page you will immediately receive an email with a list of over 45 providers that have been approved to offer the Domestic Violence class.  The email will also include a link to a provider that is offering the Domestic Violence class as an online webinar for only $20.  These providers are located throughout IL, and 10 of them are advertising that they are offering the Domestic Violence class for FREE.  HairDirections online classes will count towards your total required CE hours for license renewal.  You can purchase a HairDirections class and get the list of over 45 approved Domestic Violence class providers right now by clicking here

 

With over 84,000 Illinois licensees that have to take the Domestic Violence class, you should take action today before all of the classes fill up. Naturally, we would expect the free classes to fill up first.  You can purchase a HairDirections class and get the list of over 45 approved Domestic Violence class providers right now by clicking here

 

HairDirections’ online classes do not include the Domestic Violence class, but they will count towards your CE requirements for license renewal.  HairDirections is not affiliated with any of the approved Domestic Violence class providers, and we are only supplying the approved list to help you find a class. Registering for a HairDirections class does not sign you up for a Domestic Violence class (you have to separately register and pay for a Domestic Violence class).  You can purchase a HairDirections class and get the list of over 45 approved Domestic Violence class providers right now by clicking here

 

About HairDirections

HairDirections is a licensed Illinois cosmetology continuing education provider, and our online classes fulfill the CE requirements for Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, and Estheticians.  Our IL license number is 190.000509 and you can see a copy of our license by clicking here

 

More Information

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:

 

Cosmetologists
Estheticians

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

 

You can take several fantastic state approved CE classes for Illinois Cosmetologists, Nail Techs & Estheticians right now by clicking hereIf you would like to receive future updates on this domestic violence CE class requirement, click here and sign up for the free E-Newsletter.

 

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.”   Several fantastic state approved CE classes for Illinois can be accessed by clicking here.   If you would like to receive future updates on this domestic violence CE class requirement, click here and sign up for the free E-Newsletter.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

A renewal applicant is not required to comply with CE for the first renewal after issuance of original license.  The list of approved Domestic Violence class providers is being provided as is. This list was assembled by IDFPR and HairDirections does not make any claims or guarantees regarding the accuracy or completeness of this list, or the availability of classes in any specific location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)