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Free Continuing Education Courses (CEU) for Estheticians Online

Looking for an informative Free CEU course?

The Beauty Crew Academy was created with one goal in mind, to help estheticians, cosmetologists, and permanent makeup artists soar in their niche services.


We offer the best Continuing Education for Licensed Salon Professionals in the Esthetic and Cosmetology field in Chicago, Illinois. We have created one of the most comprehensive lash tint and brow tinting courses that will help you feel confident in your work!

We are dedicated to providing the most innovative and engaging classroom for our students.


Our classes are based on what your clients want & need.

We package our courses with beautiful presentations, kits you'll love, CEU hours,

& of course endless resources from licensed instructors.


CEU Classes are held monthly and include hands-on models.

 Click the button below and get a preview of our free CEU online self-study course to see how in-depth we go in our courses.


FAQs Regarding Renewing Your License

When does my esthetics license expire? Illinois esthetician licenses expire September 30th of each odd-numbered year and may be renewed within the month prior to expiration.

How do I renew my license? First, make sure it’s a renewal year and you’ve complied with the continuing education requirements. Second, visit and click on the “License Renewals” button. Follow the online instructions under “Renewals for Individuals” for “Online Credit Card Renewals”. Upon completion, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within a couple of days.

How much does license renewal cost?The State of Illinois currently charges $50 per renewal period. The fee is payable online via Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit/debit cards.

How often do I have to renew my Illinois esthetician license?Your esthetician license needs to be renewed every odd year. In Illinois, esthetician licenses are renewed in odd-numbered years (e.g. 2017, 2019, 2021,2023,2025,2027,2029, etc.). You do not have to meet the continuing education requirements for your first renewal cycle after license issuance.

What are CEUs?CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. One CEU = one hour of approved continuing education classes.

How many CEUs do I need & where can I get them? Estheticians in Illinois are required to complete 10 CEUs every odd year. You can take continuing education classes with The Beauty Crew Academy, product manufacturers, equipment providers, online providers, trade shows, and more. Be sure to verify that your chosen provider is approved by the State of Illinois so that the CEUs will count. Keep the certificate provided by the C.E. sponsor as proof of attendance. Illinois requires you to complete a minimum of half of your C.E. hours in person.

What kinds of classes can I take? There are many topics available for CE classes. Some popular topics lately include eyelash extension courses, lash lift and tint courses, brow lamination courses, advanced topics like light microdermabrasion & exfoliation. You’ll also find traditional topics available such as speed waxing, eyebrow artistry, facial massage and more. These classes are great for brushing up on your skills before starting a new job. Be sure to make sure that the course you attend is an IDFPR CEU Sponsor when signing up.

How much do continuing education classes cost?Pricing will vary depending on the provider and course topic and their realm of expertise. Be sure to research class options and find something you’re interested in learning more about. 


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