Eyelash Extension Certification in Illinois

Eyelash extensions improve the beauty of the eyes by making the eyelashes thicker and longer than before. There are special eyelash stylists who apply extensions professionally. They are certified by each salon or training center. In this article, we are going to talk about the requirements to get the Illinois eyelash extension certification.


The first and most important thing to get the certificate is a cosmetologist's license. You can get it from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations in Illinois.


Attending cosmetology school is mandatory to learn the necessary skills. The school you choose should be approved and licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The completed program should be 1500 hours over a minimum of eight months.


The next step is passing the exam administered by continental testing services. The exam is a computer-aided written exam that is located at all exam locations. To apply for the exam, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Read the study guide
  2. Apply online or submit the application
  3. Submit exam fee
  4. Plan the location and date of the test

After your application has been approved by CTS, you can schedule the exam. This must be done at least two days before the exam.


After passing the exam, you need to complete the final step to fill out the license application. For this you must be at least 16 years old, have passed compulsory school and also have the following.

  • License application filled out
  • Recognized cosmetology school diploma
  • Official exam results

After completing all the requirements, you will shortly receive a cosmetics license.


In Illinois, a cosmetic license expires within two years. To renew it, you must complete fourteen hours of continuing education within two years. September 30th of every odd year is the renewal period. The Board requires that continuing education to renew a license be approved by the Board.

Make sure you keep a detailed record of the continuing education course. The department may conduct spot checks and ask certain stylists for their records.


After you get your cosmetology license, you can apply for an eyelash extension training program at any institute in Illinois. With this certification, you will learn the fundamentals, business building strategies, and core techniques necessary to become a successful eyelash professional. There are 4-day hands-on training courses that you can attend. This training consists of two courses of 2 days each.

  1. The basics of eyelash extensions
  2. Certification eyelash extensions

If you want to maximize your future earning potential, you must get certified in the beauty industry and establish your business as an eyelash stylist. Although it is a difficult task, with a lot of passion and skill you can become one of the best eyelash stylists in Illinois.

1 comment

  • bouchra mostakim

    I really want become a eyelash technician I dont know what to do.

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