1. Are you an approved continuing education provider?
Yes, Anytime Certification is an approved provider and is approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers.
Our Provider License # is CEP-000081.
2. Are you approved to provide the required 3 hours of Health and Sanitation?
Yes, our 3-hour health and safety class meets the requirements set by the board.
3. What do I need to do in order to renew my license?
In order to renew your license, you must complete 5 hours of continuing education, as well as pay a renewal fee to the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. You can find the website to renew your license on the state board site website HERE.
5. Will you provide me with a certificate of completion?
Yes, as soon as you have completed the class, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.
6. Who qualifies for a waiver of continuing education requirements?
The first time you renew your license you are not required to meet the CE requirements. Every renewal after that, you must complete five (5) hours of continuing education every two (2) years in order to renew your license for master cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician or hair designer. A licensee who has held a license for 25 years or longer is eligible for a waiver of the continuing education requirement; or A licensee who can prove to the Board that he or she has a hardship may request a waiver. The waiver request form may be downloaded HERE Reinstatement applications ARE NOT eligible for a waiver of continuing education; Georgia law O.C.G.A. 43-10-10 requires documentation must be submitted for all required continuing education hours since the date the license lapsed. Additional information may be found on the reinstatement application. The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers cannot waive this statutory requirement.
7. When does my license expire?
All cosmetologist and barber licenses expire every 2 years. Depending on the specialty, they will expire on different dates. Below are the details for when each type of license will expire:
- Master Cosmetologists – March 31 of even numbered years
- Estheticians – August 31 of odd numbered years
- Nail Technicians – August 31 of odd numbered years
- Hair Designers – September 30 of even numbered years
- Master Barber – December 31 of even numbered year
Do you offer any continuing education training that is not online or correspondence?
We offer online and correspondence continuing education to renew your Illinois license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Illinois. We find that most students prefer to complete their continuing education online on their computer, smartphone, or tablet – or out of our course booklet.
Do you provide me with a certificate of completion when I finish your continuing education course?
Yes, all graduates of our Illinois cosmetology continuing education course will receive a certificate of completion. We can either email, mail, or fax the certificate to you.
Do I need to provide my certificate to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to prove that I completed my continuing education when I renew my license?
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may ask you to provide them with a copy of your continuing education certificate so be sure to hang on to it.
Are these courses approved?
Yes, our courses are approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for your continuing education requirements.
Do I have to finish the entire course in one sitting?
No, you can complete your entire Illinois cosmetology continuing education course today, or over the course of several days, picking up right where you left off.
Can I take this course on my phone?
Yes, our courses are mobile compatible. You can take our courses on your smartphone or tablet, in addition to our computer or home study versions.
Do you renew my license for me?
No. Completing your continuing education credits does not complete the renewal of your license. Once you have completed all of your required continuing education, you must pay the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation the license renewal fees, as we cannot do that for you.
What if I still have questions about completing my continuing education?
No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)290-9739 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can walk you through what you need to do to complete your Illinois cosmetology continuing education requirements.
Illinois – It doesn’t matter whether you want to complete our cosmetology continuing education courses in Chicago, Springfield, Champaign Rockford, Peoria, Naperville, Aurora, Joliet, Schaumburg, or Elgin – our online and correspondence cosmetology continuing education courses can be completed from anywhere.