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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 410/) Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985.

225 ILCS 410/2-7

    (225 ILCS 410/2-7) (from Ch. 111, par. 1702-7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 2-7. Examination of applicants. The Department shall hold examinations of applicants for licensure as barbers and teachers of barbering at such times and places as it may determine. Upon request, the examinations shall be administered in Spanish.
    Each applicant shall be given a written examination testing both theoretical and practical knowledge of the following subjects insofar as they are related and applicable to the practice of barber science and art: (1) anatomy, (2) physiology, (3) skin diseases, (4) hygiene and sanitation, (5) barber history, (6) this Act and the rules for the administration of this Act, (7) hair cutting and styling, (8) shaving, shampooing, and permanent waving, (9) massaging, (10) bleaching, tinting, and coloring, and (11) implements.
    The examination of applicants for licensure as a barber teacher shall include: (a) practice of barbering and styling, (b) theory of barbering, (c) methods of teaching, and (d) school management.
    If an applicant for licensure as a barber fails to pass 3 examinations conducted by the Department, the applicant shall, before taking a subsequent examination, furnish evidence of not less than 250 hours of additional study of barbering in an approved school of barbering or cosmetology since the applicant last took the examination. If an applicant for licensure as a barber teacher fails to pass 3 examinations conducted by the Department, the applicant shall, before taking a subsequent examination, furnish evidence of not less than 80 hours of additional study in teaching methodology and educational psychology in an approved school of barbering or cosmetology since the applicant last took the examination. An applicant who fails to pass the fourth examination shall not again be admitted to an examination unless: (i) in the case of an applicant for licensure as a barber, the applicant again takes and completes a program of 1,500 hours in the study of barbering in an approved school of barbering or cosmetology extending over a period that commences after the applicant fails to pass the fourth examination and that is not less than 8 months nor more than 7 consecutive years in duration; or (ii) in the case of an applicant for licensure as a barber teacher, the applicant again takes and completes a program of 1,000 hours of teacher training in an approved school of barbering or cosmetology, except that if the applicant had 2 years of practical experience as a licensed barber within the 5 years preceding the initial examination taken by the applicant, the applicant must again take and complete a program of 500 hours of teacher training in an approved school of barbering or cosmetology. The requirements for remedial training set forth in this Section may be waived in whole or in part by the Department upon proof to the Department that the applicant has demonstrated competence to again sit for the examination. The Department shall adopt rules establishing standards by which this determination shall be made.
    This Act does not prohibit the practice as a barber or barber teacher by one who has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license and has complied with all the provisions of this Act in order to qualify for a license except the passing of an examination, until: (a) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, or (b) the decision of the Department that the applicant has failed to pass an examination within 6 months or failed without an approved excuse to take an examination conducted within 6 months by the Department, or (c) the withdrawal of the application.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/2-8

    (225 ILCS 410/2-8) (from Ch. 111, par. 1702-8)
    Sec. 2-8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-657. Repealed by P.A. 89-387, eff. 1-1-96.)

225 ILCS 410/2-9

    (225 ILCS 410/2-9)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 2-9. Certification in barbering at a cosmetology school. A school of cosmetology may offer a certificate in barbering, as defined by this Act, provided that the school of cosmetology complies with subsections (c), (d), and (e) of Section 2-2 of this Act; utilizes barber teachers properly licensed under Section 2-4 of this Act; and complies with Sections 2A-7 and 3B-10 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/2-10

    (225 ILCS 410/2-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 2-10. Licensed cosmetologist seeking license as a barber. A licensed cosmetologist who submits to the Department an application for licensure as a barber must meet all requirements of this Act for licensure as a barber, except that such applicant shall be given credit for hours of instruction completed for his or her cosmetologist license in subjects that are common to both barbering and cosmetology and shall complete an additional 500 hours of instruction in subjects not within the scope of practice of a cosmetologist. The Department shall provide for the implementation of this provision by rule.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/2-11

    (225 ILCS 410/2-11)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 2-11. Inactive status. Any barber or barber teacher who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active status. Any barber or barber teacher requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and to qualify for the restoration of his or her license, subject to rules of the Department. Any barber or barber teacher whose license is in inactive status shall not practice in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/Art. IIA

 
    (225 ILCS 410/Art. IIA heading)
ARTICLE IIA. BARBER SCHOOLS
(Repealed by P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15)