Chicago Esthetician Programs & FAQ

HOW DO I GET MY ESTHETICIAN LICENSE IN ILLINOIS?

To get your ethetician license in Illinois, you have to first complete 750 hours of instruction in a licensed school of esthetics or an accredited esthetics program in a cosmetology school.

Then, you’ll be required to pass a written examination at a PSI testing facility.

Once you pass, you’ll be mailed an application of licensure and instructions on how to fill it out. You’ll just need to follow the instructions, pay the fees, and send in any additional documentation they might require!


WHAT SCORES DO I NEED TO PASS THE ESTHETICIAN EXAM IN ILLINOIS?

In Illinois, to pass your exam, you must get a score of 75 or higher.

You’ll get the (unofficial) results the same day, but you won’t receive your official score report until one to two weeks after the exam.


HOW LONG DOES ESTHETICIAN SCHOOL TAKE IN ILLINOIS?

In Illinois, esthetician school (or an esthetics program) must take at least 18 weeks to complete. If you go to school full-time, it can generally take anywhere from five to seven months to complete the required hours.

If you can’t go to school full-time, though, it can take a bit longer. However, Illinois states that it cannot take longer than 4 years to complete your schooling hours.


HOW DO I GET MY ESTHETICIAN LICENSE IN ILLINOIS?

To get your ethetician license in Illinois, you have to first complete 750 hours of instruction in a licensed school of esthetics or an accredited esthetics program in a cosmetology school.

Then, you’ll be required to pass a written examination at a PSI testing facility.

Once you pass, you’ll be mailed an application of licensure and instructions on how to fill it out. You’ll just need to follow the instructions, pay the fees, and send in any additional documentation they might require!

HOW DO I RENEW MY ESTHETICIAN LICENSE IN ILLINOIS?

Esthetician licenses expire on September 30th of odd-numbered years. You are allowed to renew it at any point during the 30 days leading up to the expiration date.

You’ll be mailed a renewal application form, so it’s important to keep your address updated!

Once you fill out the form, you’ll need to also certify that you’ve completed 10 hours of continued education within the previous two years. You’ll also need to pay the $25 per year fee.