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 1175.1215 WAIVER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Section 1175.1215 Waiver of Continuing Education Requirements
a) Any renewal applicant seeking renewal of a license or certificate without having fully complied with these CE requirements shall file with the Division a renewal application along with the required renewal fee, a statement setting forth the facts concerning such noncompliance, a request for waiver of the CE requirements on the basis of such facts and, if desired, a request for an interview before the Board. If the Division finds from such statement or any other evidence submitted or upon recommendation of the Board, that good cause has been shown for granting a waiver of the CE requirements, or any part thereof, the Division shall waive enforcement of such requirements for the renewal period for which the applicant has applied.
b) Good cause shall be defined as an inability to devote sufficient hours to fulfilling the CE requirements during the applicable prerenewal period because of:
1) Full-time service in the armed forces of the United States of America during a substantial part of such period;
2) An incapacitating illness documented by a currently licensed physician; or
3) Hardship as defined in Section 3-7 of the Act:
A) The licensee resides in a locality where it is demonstrated that the absence of opportunities for such education would interfere with the ability of the licensee to provide services to the public.
B) That to comply with the continuing education requirements would cause a substantial financial hardship on the licensee.
c) A licensee who is at least 62 years of age or has been licensed as a cosmetologist, cosmetology teacher or cosmetology clinic teacher for at least 25 years is exempt from the continuing education requirement.
d) If an interview is requested at the time the request for such waiver is filed with the Division, the renewal applicant shall be given at least 20 days written notice of the date, time and place of such interview by certified mail, return receipt requested.
(Source: Amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 9503, effective May 10, 2006)