Renew Your License

Complete our self-paced, online course to renew your Illinois Cosmetology license. Courses are user-friendly, state-approved/accepted, and can be taken from any device, anytime.

  • Illinois Cosmetology Continuing Education (7 Hours)


    Illinois Cosmetologists must complete 14 hours of continuing education on a biennial basis prior to renewal by September 30th of odd years. 7 hours of continuing education can be taken online while the remaining 7 hours must be completed in a live class. Our online course includes topics on Health and Safety, Chemical Makeup of Hair, Skin and Nails, Sanitation and Disinfection and Environmental Issues. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you R…

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Requirements To Complete

Continuing Education Overview

Applies To Licensed: Cosmetologists, Estheticians and Nail Technicians.

14 hours of cosmetology continuing education must be completed on a biennial basis by 9/30/odd years. 7 hours can be taken online while the other 7 must be taken in a live class. NOTE: This course does NOT include the required 1 hour continuing education credit on Domestic Violence for initial renewals. This credit is not required for subsequent renewals.

All course content is approved by the State of Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. You must complete all requirements in order to earn your full CEUs and maintain your license. Discounts are available for repeat clients.

This online CE course is intended specifically for cosmetology license renewal for cosmetologists.

Licensed in multiple states with similar course requirements? For a fee of $29.99 per course, we "reciprocate" your education to other states/courses. Call us at 800-952-0910 to register for multiple courses.

How It Works


Take the online course at your convenience.


Fully complete the course to access your certificate.


Complete any additional state requirements to renew your license.