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 LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION NAIL TECHNICIAN
Section 1175.1001 Licensure by Examination – Nail Technician
a) Eligibility. Each applicant must meet the following requirements (see Section 3C-2 of the Act) prior to filling an application for the nail technician examination:
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, 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. The application shall include:
1) Proof of any name change (i.e., marriage license, divorce decree, affidavit or court order) if the applicant's name is other than that shown on the submitted documents; and
2) The required fee set forth in Section 1175.100, which shall be submitted to the Department's testing service.
c) Examination. Each applicant shall take and pass the nail technology examination as required in Section 1175.1010.
d) An applicant's training received from a nail technology program or similar institution located in another state, other jurisdiction of the United States, or foreign jurisdiction must substantially comply with the requirements set forth in Subpart K.
e) An applicant seeking credit for training or licensure in a foreign country must provide educational training credentials and transcripts and/or evidence of licensure to determine if the applicant's program substantially complies with the requirements set forth in Subparts J and K. The Board may, as a means of assisting it in the review of foreign country training or licensure, require an applicant to submit his/her educational training credentials and transcripts and/or evidence of licensure to an approved education credentialing evaluation service or similar service approved by the Board for evaluation at the cost of the applicant.
f) The Board may require additional coursework or a 60-hour nail technology refresher course from a school licensed by the Division as set forth in Section 1175.1136.
g) The Board may also require an applicant to appear for an interview before the Board or to provide additional information to assist the Board in its evaluation of the applicant's training.
(Source: Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 15159, effective August 10, 2018)