§ 30. Qualifications for licensure. A person shall be qualified for licensure as an electrologist if that person has
met all of the following requirements:
(1) Has applied in writing on the prescribed forms and has paid the required fees.
(2) Has not violated any of the provisions of Section 75 of this Act or the rules
promulgated under this Act. The Department shall take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant,
but a conviction shall not operate as an absolute bar to licensure.
(3) Is at least 18 years of age.
(4) Has received his or her high school diploma or equivalent.
(5) Has completed a total of 600 hours in the study of electrology over a period of
not less than 16 weeks nor more than 4 consecutive years at a program approved by
the Department. Upon approval by the Department, time spent in such study 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 this paragraph. If an applicant completed a program before December 31, 2003, the program may be
less than 600 hours if it is approved by the Department.
(6) Has successfully completed an examination approved by the Department that tests
the applicant's knowledge of the theory and clinical practice of electrology.
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