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 1175.1001 EXAMINATION NAIL TECHNICIAN
Section 1175.1001 Examination – Nail Technician
a) Eligibility. Each applicant must meet the following requirements:
1) Is at least 16 years of age.
2) Pursuant to Section 3C-2 of the Act:
A) Is beyond the age of compulsory school attendance or has a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education or the recognized equivalent of that certificate; and
B) Is a graduate of a cosmetology or nail technology school approved by the Division to teach nail technology in accordance with Subpart K of this Part, that includes a program of 350 hours in the study of nail technology extending over a period of not less than 8 weeks nor more than 2 consecutive years.
b) Application. Each applicant shall file an application for examination, on forms provided by the Division, at least 45 days prior to an examination date. The application shall include:
1) An official transcript showing successful completion of the required program outlined in subsection (a)(2)(B) and a passing grade on the final examination administered by the school as set forth in Section 1175.1145; or, for those retaking the Division examination after 2 unsuccessful attempts, official transcripts showing successful completion of remedial training (60 hour refresher course) as required by Section 3C-7 of the Act;
2) Proof of any name change (i.e., marriage license, divorce decree, affidavit or court order) if a different name appears on supporting documents; and
3) The required fee set forth in Section 1175.100 of this Part.
c) An applicant who has graduated from a nail technology program in another jurisdiction with less than 350 hours may only acquire a maximum of 50 hours of nail technology training from a licensed Illinois cosmetology school or nail technology school.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 1888, effective January 20, 2011)