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 1175.835 CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS ESTHETICS
Section 1175.835 Curriculum Requirements – Esthetics
a) Each licensed cosmetology school teaching an esthetics curriculum and each licensed esthetics school shall provide a program consisting of a minimum of 750 clock hours or a 25 credit hour equivalency (1 credit hour equals 30 clock hours) of instruction as follows:
1) Basic Training – 75 hours of classroom instruction in general theory and practical application shall be provided which shall be divided into the following subject areas:
A) history of skin care;
B) personal hygiene and public health;
C) professional ethics;
D) sterilization and sanitation;
E) introduction to skin analysis and skin care and facial treatments.
2) Scientific Concepts – 150 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:
A) cells, metabolism and body systems;
C) physiology and histology of the skin;
D) human anatomy;
E) chemistry – understanding chemicals and their use;
F) disorders of the skin and special esthetics procedures.
3) Practices and Procedures – 500 hours of instruction, which shall be a combination of classroom instruction and clinical application, shall be provided in the following subject areas:
A) non-therapeutic massage, excluding the scalp;
B) nutrition and health of skin;
C) skin analysis;
D) cleansing the skin;
E) mask therapy and facial treatments;
F) facial treatments without the aid of machines;
G) electricity, machines and apparatus;
H) facial treatments with the aid of machines;
I) hair removal; including tweezer method, depilitators, waxing and their use;
J) professional makeup techniques;
K) product knowledge as it relates to esthetics.
4) Business Practices – 25 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:
A) The Act and this Part;
C) OSHA standards relating to chemical use; and
D) Workers' Compensation Act.
5) Internship Program is an optional part of the curriculum. Each licensed esthetics school may choose to set up an internship program and shall follow the guidelines set forth in this subsection (a)(5):
A) An internship program:
i) May be substituted for 75 hours of the 750 hours set forth in this subsection (a).
ii) May be part of the curriculum of a licensed esthetics school and shall be an organized preplanned training program designed to allow a student to learn esthetics under the direct supervision of a licensed cosmetologist or licensed esthetician in a registered salon.
B) A student in the internship program:
i) May participate in an internship program only after completing 375 hours of training and have a minimum average grade of 80. A school may set the average grade higher and set other standards that a student must meet to participate in the internship program.
ii) May not spend more than 75 hours in an internship program.
iii) May not be paid while participating in this internship program as it is a part of the esthetics curriculum of the school.
iv) May work a maximum of 8 hours a day and shall be required to spend 1 day a week at the school.
v) Shall be under the direct on-site supervision of a licensed cosmetologist or licensed esthetician. Only 1 student shall be supervised by 1 licensed cosmetologist or licensed esthetician.
C) A licensed esthetics school shall state clearly in the student contract or enrollment agreement that the school offers an internship program.
D) The licensed esthetics school shall enter into a contract with the student, the registered salon and licensed cosmetologist or licensed esthetician. The contract shall contain all of the provisions set forth in this subsection (a)(5) and any other requirements of the internship program established by the school. The contract shall be signed by the student, the school and the licensed cosmetologist or licensed esthetician. Any party to the contract may terminate the contract at any time.
b) An esthetics student is not permitted to practice on the public until the successful completion of 75 hours of basic training specified in subsection (a)(1).
(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 21098, effective November 7, 2014)