(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)

A person is qualified to receive a license as a nail technician if that person applies in writing on forms provided by the Department, pays the required fee, and:
        (a) Is at least 16 years of age;

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 225 ILCS 410/3C-2

        (b) Is beyond the age of compulsory school attendance
or has a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education or the recognized equivalent of that certificate;
        (c) Has graduated from a school of cosmetology or
school of nail technology approved by the Department, having completed a program of 350 hours in the study of nail technology extending over a period of not less than 8 weeks nor more than 2 consecutive years;
        (d) Has passed an examination authorized by the
Department to determine eligibility to receive a license as a nail technician; and
        (e) Has met any other requirements of this Act.
     Time spent in the study of nail technology under the laws of another state or territory of the United States, or of a foreign country or province, shall be credited toward the period of study required by the provisions of subsection (c).