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State Requirements For Illinois

Illinois State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Illinois Division of Professional Regulation
100 W Randolph, Ste 9-300
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312) 814-4500
Fax: (217) 782-7645

License Type Required:
Nail Technician

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes if all requirements are met

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes if all requirements are met

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
An applicant who is a nail technician licensed under the laws of another jurisdiction may be granted a license if its licensing
requirements were, at the date of licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this state.

Examination Languages:

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:

CEU Required? Yes
Number Of Hours: 10 hours per renewal period
License Renewal: Oct. 31, even years

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Each applicant must have a minimum 8th grade education. If an applicant does not have a high school diploma or its' equivalent they must take an Ability to Benefit test.
(Nov 2000) Nail techs in Illinois may now "beautify" the skin of the hands, feet, forearms and calves.

MMA has been prohibited in one manner or another in this state.
Prohibited can mean:
A law or rule has been passed prohibiting MMA use.
The technician and/or shop will receive a written/verbal warning possibly after a consumer complaint or inspection by state officials.
A fine may be accessed if a violation occurs.
The state abides by the FDA guidelines.
Please see the state's web site for more specific information and/or contact them or us directly.

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