TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1175 THE BARBER, COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS, HAIR BRAIDING, AND NAIL TECHNOLOGY ACT OF 1985
SECTION 1175.420 ENDORSEMENT


 

Section 1175.420  Endorsement

 

a)         An applicant who is currently registered or licensed as a cosmetologist in a foreign country or province and who is seeking licensure in Illinois by endorsement shall file an application, on forms provided by the Division, that shall include:

 

1)         An official certification of licensure from the Government Board or Council in the applicant's jurisdiction of original licensure stating the applicant's legal name, the cosmetologist license number, the original issuance date, the expiration date, a brief description of any licensure examination taken to qualify for the license and the grades received and whether the applicant's file contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending;

 

2)         An official transcript from the school or schools attended by the applicant showing the individual subject areas completed and the hours completed by the applicant with the school seal affixed or an official certification from the Government Board or Council showing the individual subject areas completed and the hours completed by the applicant with the Board or Council seal affixed;

 

3)         An official certification of licensure from the state or country in which the applicant is currently licensed and practicing, if other than the original, stating the applicant's legal name, the cosmetologist license number, the original issuance date, the expiration date, a brief description of any licensure examination taken to qualify for the license and the grades received, and whether the applicant's file contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending;

 

4)         Evidence that the applicant has practiced cosmetology in another jurisdiction for at least 3 years after completing the requirements to qualify for registration or licensure in that particular jurisdiction.  This may be in the form of affidavits from at least 3 clients or business owners who can verify the applicant's practice as a cosmetologist;

 

5)         Any document submitted in a foreign language must be accompanied by an original, notarized English translation.  The translator must certify on the translation that he or she is fluent in English and the language of the document.  The translator must certify to the accuracy of the translation;

 

6)         Proof of any name change (i.e., marriage license, divorce decree, affidavit or court order) if name is other than that shown on submitted documents; and

 

7)         The required fee set forth in Section 1175.100.

 

b)         An applicant who is currently licensed as a cosmetologist in another state or territory of the United States and who is seeking licensure in Illinois by endorsement shall file an application, on forms provided by the Division, that shall include:

 

1)         An official certification of licensure from the state board in the applicant's jurisdiction of original licensure and the state in which the applicant is currently licensed and practicing, if other than the original, stating the applicant's legal name, the cosmetologist license number, the original issuance date, the expiration date, a brief description of any licensure examination taken to qualify for the license and the grades received, and whether the applicant's file contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending;

 

2)         Proof of any name change (i.e., marriage license, divorce decree, affidavit or court order) if name is other than that shown on submitted documents; and

 

3)         The required fee set forth in Section 1175.100.

 

c)         An applicant who is currently registered or licensed as a cosmetology teacher in a foreign country or province and who is seeking licensure as a cosmetology teacher in Illinois by endorsement shall file an application, on forms provided by the Division, which shall include:

 

1)         An official certification of licensure from the Government Board or Council in the applicant's jurisdiction of original licensure stating the applicant's legal name, the cosmetology teacher license number, the original issuance date, the expiration date, a brief description of any licensure examination taken to qualify for the license and the grades received and whether the applicant's file contains any record of disciplinary action taken or pending;

 

2)         An official transcript from the school or schools attended by the applicant showing the individual subject areas completed and the hours completed by the applicant with the school seal affixed or an official certification from the Government Board or Council showing the individual subject areas completed and the hours completed by the applicant with the Board or Council seal affixed;

 

3)         An official certification of licensure from the state or country in which the applicant is currently licensed and practicing, if other than the original, stating the applicant's legal name, the cosmetologist license number, the original issuance date, the expiration date, a brief description of any licensure examination taken to qualify for the license and the grades received, and whether the applicant's file contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending;

 

4)         Evidence that the applicant has practiced as a cosmetology teacher in another jurisdiction for at least 3 years after completing the requirements to qualify for registration or licensure in that particular jurisdiction.  This may be in the form of affidavits from at least 3 clients or business owners who can verify the applicant's practice as a cosmetology teacher;

 

5)         Any document submitted in a foreign language must be accompanied by an original, notarized English translation.  The translator must certify on the translation that he or she is fluent in English and the language of the document.  The translator must certify to the accuracy of the translation;

 

6)         Proof of name change (i.e., marriage license, divorce decree, affidavit or court order) if name is other than that shown on any of the documents submitted; and

 

7)         The required fee set forth in Section 1175.100.

 

d)         An applicant who is currently licensed as a cosmetology teacher in another state or territory of the United States and who is seeking licensure in Illinois by endorsement shall file an application, on forms provided by the Division, that shall include:

1)         An official certification of licensure from the state board in the applicant's jurisdiction of original licensure and the state in which the applicant is currently licensed and practicing, if other than the original, stating the applicant's legal name, the cosmetology teacher license number, the original issuance date, the expiration date, a brief description of any licensure examination taken to qualify for the license and the grades received, and whether the applicant's file contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending;

 

2)         Proof of any name change (i.e., marriage license, divorce decree, affidavit or court order) if name is other than that shown on submitted documents; and

 

3)         The required fee set forth in Section 1175.100.

 

e)         When the accuracy of any submitted documentation or the relevance or sufficiency of the course work or training is questioned by the Division or the Board because of lack of information, discrepancies or conflicts in information given, or a need for clarification, the applicant seeking licensure shall be requested to:

 

1)         Provide information as may be necessary;

 

2)         Appear for an interview before the Board to explain the relevance or sufficiency, clarify information or clear up any discrepancies or conflicts in information; and/or

 

3)         Pass an examination pursuant to Section 3-8 of the Act or complete a 250 hour refresher course at a licensed cosmetology or barber school.

 

f)         An applicant for licensure as a cosmetologist who is licensed in another jurisdiction shall be given 300 hours of educational credit for every 12 month period during which he/she was lawfully employed as a cosmetologist.  To obtain credit for work experience, the applicant must submit verification of employment on forms provided by the Division in support of the work experience.  A certification of licensure from the jurisdiction in which the lawful practice is claimed must also be submitted.

 

g)         An applicant applying for licensure as a cosmetologist or cosmetology teacher on the basis of endorsement who has previously failed the licensing examination in Illinois shall not be approved for licensure on the basis of endorsement unless and until he/she provides verification of successful completion of a substantially equivalent licensure examination.  The successful completion of the substantially equivalent examination must occur after the most recently failed examination attempt in Illinois. An applicant may be required to appear before the Board to answer questions about any examination taken by the applicant.  The Board may recommend the completion of additional education by an applicant prior to licensure.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 21098, effective November 7, 2014)