The skin care and beauty industries are growing rapidly, and as a professional in the field it can be hard to keep up with new advancements. Whether you’ve recently become licensed or you’ve been in the industry for years, it’s important to continue to improve your knowledge and skills as an esthetician or cosmetologist.
Continuing education is extremely important for a number of reasons:
You’ll need to renew your license periodically.
Different states have different requirements, but you will need to keep your esthetician or cosmetologist license up-to-date. Many states require that you take classes before your license can be renewed. This ensures that you are still eligible for the license and helps you learn about any new procedures or techniques. In the State of Illinois you’ll need 10 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s/hours) every 2 years to renew an esthetics license and 14 CEU’s every 2 years to renew a cosmetologist license.
It’s a way to advance your skills and improve at your profession.
There is always room to improve, and continuing education can help you get better at a certain skill or even learn something completely new. Learn new methodologies, find out about new products and technology, and advance your career by signing up for a class.
It gives you and/or your business more credibility.
Taking continuing education classes not only improves your skills, but it shows your clients that you are knowledgable and really care about learning new skills and staying at the industry forefront. Many classes will grant you a certificate upon completion, which you can showcase in your business location.
Continuing your education in beauty and skin care is essential for any professional in the field. Find out more about advancing your education and sign up for a class today by visiting our Continuing Education page—or, visit our Illinois cosmetology license renewal page for answers to frequently asked questions.