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Cosmetology Continuing Education

Licensed Illinois Esthetician completing the required 5 hours of education online with RocketCert

Individual cosmetology licenses in Illinois expire every two years. Depending on your license type, it will either expire on even or odd years on the last day of the month. Cosmetologist license holders must complete 14 hours of continuing education while Hair Braiders, Nail Technicians, and Estheticians must complete 10. Half of the CE hours must be completed in a live format. More information on these topics can be found in the sections below.

Need to complete your continuing education today? No problem! You can start the course in less than 10 minutes. Not in a hurry? You can stop and pick up where you left off any time. Our education is designed to fit in your busy schedule and provide helpful information that pertains to your daily job.

Online Continuing Education

What courses are available for me to take online?

10 Hour Online Continuing Education Course

14 Hour Online Continuing Education Course
Requirements & Steps

How to I Renew my Illinois Cosmetology License?

In Illinois, you are required to complete 10 or 14 hours of state approved continuing education every 2 years in order to renew your license. Below you can find a table of the expiration dates of the licenses that are required to complete CE.

With RocketCert, our education is fully narrated and expertly written. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer completing their continuing education through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

We offer the required training online. Our courses come with lifetime access (though we know it won't take that long!)


Either 10 or 14 hours are required for license renewal. With us, the training is available 24/7 on nearly any device.


After you complete the continuing education course, you can instantly print your certificate of completion. We will notify the State the next business day.

Expiration & Hours

When does my cosmetology license expire and how do I renew?

Cosmetologist Expiration Dates

  • Barber: July 31st, Odd Years
  • Cosmetologists: September 30th, Odd Years
  • Esthetician: September 30th, Odd Years
  • Hair Braiders: October 31st, Even Years
  • Nail Technicians: October 31st, Even Years
Cosmetologist Required CE Hours

  • 10 Hours: Hair Braiders, Nail Technicians, and Estheticians
  • 14 Hours: Cosmetologist
About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select from the training below and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


Why pay for something knowing your time with it is limited? At RocketCert, we believe in offering lifetime access to your training, even though it will not be needed.


Our education is written industry experts. We believe in helping you with your career, and that help begins with offering best in class education.


We are here for you. Have a question? Need support? Our team is available 7 days a week for technical support. We pride ourselves in taking care of you.


Our training is available 24/7, and you can start and stop as needed. With our mobile ready courses, you can take from nearly any device at any location.

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