The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation NEW Variance dated 7/30/20
In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Department has become aware that opportunities for in person continuing education courses have been extinguished in order to ensure that public health is not endangered. As a result, licensees may not be able to complete their continuing education requirements for renewal this year. This Variance shall be permitted to allow a cosmetology teacher, esthetics teacher, nail technician, nail technician teacher, hair braider, and hair braider teacher to complete all their continuing education through self-study methods, such as courses offered through online methods for the renewals taking place in 2020. This Variance shall only apply to cosmetology teachers, esthetics teachers, nail technicians, nail technician teachers, hair braiders, and hair braider teachers licensed under the BCENT and renewing their license in 2020. This Variance will expire on the same date that the renewals for each respective profession expires.
Board Variance notice: https://www.idfpr.com/Forms/COVID19/SIGNED-Variance-Remote%20CE-F%20(2020-07-30).pdf