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Understanding Who is allowed to teach microblading, ombré brows, and all permanent makeup techniques.

ANYONE PLANNING TO TEACH Microblading or Micropigmentation: You shall also contact the ILLINOIS Board of Higher Education to obtain the information about their requirements you must comply with. This is under the private business school and vocational section.

How do I know the school I want to attend is approved to operate and offer programs in Illinois?

Institutions approved to operate and offer programs in Illinois should have a Certificate of Approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education posted for public viewing at the educational site. This certificate lists the programs/courses the institution is approved to offer. If programs/courses have been approved by the IBHE prior to the annual issuance of the Certificate of Approval, the institution should be able to produce a letter of approval on IBHE letterhead. Here is the most current up to date list of IBHE Approved Programs.

What is a private business and vocational school (PBVS)?

A private business and vocational school is any entity offering programs and/or courses in Illinois which prepares individuals for a trade, occupation, vocation, profession; or improves, enhances or adds to skills and abilities related to occupational/career opportunities

When is a permanent make up school required to submit an application to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)?

An entity is required to submit an application to IBHE relative to the PBVS Act of 2012 when seeking to operate in Illinois, offer programs/courses of study in Illinois, add an extension site, change ownership of the institution, relocate the main campus, make changes to a program or the institution, or to be declared exempt from IBHE oversight.

Why does my PMU Training need to be accredited?What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process by which a non-governmental authoritative body evaluates an educational institution and its program(s). The process ensures education providers meet and maintain minimum standards of quality related to academics and administrative practices. Institutional accreditation can be national or regional; generally regional accreditation is more rigorous.

Certain programs can also attain specialized accreditation that affirms the subject-area content of the program meets professional standards. The accreditation process is typically voluntary unless required by other regulatory bodies. An institution’s accreditation status and the type of accreditation an institution holds may affect financial aid eligibility, the transferability of coursework, eligibility for licensure, and the acceptance of credentials by an employer.


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