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(225 ILCS 410/3-7)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1703-7)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Licensure; renewal; continuing education.
holder of a license issued under this Article III may renew that license during
the month preceding the expiration date thereof by paying the required fee,
giving such evidence as the Department may prescribe of completing not less
than 14 hours of continuing education for a cosmetologist, and 24 hours of
continuing education for a cosmetology teacher or cosmetology clinic teacher,
within the 2 years prior to renewal. The training shall be in subjects
approved by the Department as prescribed by rule upon recommendation of the Board and may include online instruction.
For the initial renewal of a cosmetologist's license which requires continuing education, as prescribed by rule, one hour of the continuing education shall include domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education as prescribed by rule of the Department. For every subsequent renewal of a cosmetologist's license, one hour of the continuing education may include domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education as prescribed by rule of the Department. The one-hour domestic violence and sexual assault awareness continuing education course shall be provided by a continuing education provider approved by the Department, except that completion from March 12, 2016 to March 15, 2016 of a one-hour domestic violence and sexual assault awareness course from a domestic violence and sexual assault awareness organization shall satisfy this requirement.
The Department may prescribe rules regarding the requirements for domestic violence and sexual assault awareness continuing education courses and teachers.
The Department shall establish by rule a means for the verification of
completion of the continuing education required by this Section. This
verification may be accomplished through audits of records maintained by
registrants, by requiring the filing of continuing education certificates with
the Department, or by other means established by the Department.
The Department, in its discretion, may waive
enforcement of the continuing education requirement in this Section, including the domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education requirement, and
shall adopt rules defining the standards and criteria for
that waiver under the following circumstances:
(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 service to the public;
(b) that to comply with the continuing education
requirements would cause a substantial financial hardship on the licensee;
(c) that the licensee is serving in the United States
(d) that the licensee is incapacitated due to illness.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15; 99-766, eff. 1-1-17