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(225 ILCS 410/3-2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1703-2)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
(1) A person is qualified to receive a license
as a cosmetologist who has filed an application on forms
provided by the Department, pays the required fees, and:
a. Is at least l6 years of age; and
b. Is beyond the age of compulsory school attendance
or has received a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of that certificate; and
c. Has graduated from a school of cosmetology
approved by the Department, having completed a program of 1,500 hours in the study of cosmetology extending over a period of not less than 8 months nor more than 7 consecutive years. A school of cosmetology may, at its discretion, consistent with the rules of the Department, accept up to 1,000 hours of barber school training at a recognized barber school toward the 1,500 hour program requirement of cosmetology. Time spent in such study under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or of a foreign country or province shall be credited toward the period of study required by the provisions of this paragraph; and
d. Has passed an examination authorized by the
Department to determine eligibility to receive a license as a cosmetologist; and
e. Has met any other requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)