Legislative Updates for Illinois

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

100 W Randolph, 9th Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 888-473-4858

Website: http://www.idfpr.com/profs/cosmo.asp
Email: http://www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp01.asp


Illinois COVID-19 Update: Permission to Practice May 29, 2020

Except in the city of Chicago, hair salons, hair braiders, barbershops, nail salons, spas, massage therapy establishments, waxing centers, cosmetology schools, and other providers of personal care services may resume business operations on May 29, 2020, during Phase III: The Recovery of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan. Chicago’s reopening date will come later, however, and Mayor Lightfoot is expected to release a date this week. Please check your local government updates for further information about the reopening schedule in your area.

Free Sexual Harassment CE Course from ABMP

ABMP offers members a free, one-hour sexual harassment prevention training CE to meet new Illinois continuing education requirement for massage therapists.

As per the new rule developed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), massage therapists must complete a one-hour course in sexual harassment prevention training. ABMP has confirmed with IDFPR that we are an approved provider for this CE requirement.

Update: Illinois Sexual Harassment CE Requirement for Massage

ABMP has clarification regarding the previous post on this topic. The sexual harassment prevention training can be completed in a classroom setting, by webinar, or online. This class needs to be completed prior to your next renewal. All massage therapy licenses are up for renewal by December 31, 2020, so the sexual harassment CE must be completed by your renewal.

New Illinois Continuing Education Requirement for Massage

Sexual harassment continuing education is now a requirement for massage therapists as a provision to license renewal, beginning January 1, 2020. 

The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation (IDFPR) passed a law in 2019 requiring anyone licensed by IDFPR, including licensed massage therapists, to complete a one-hour course in sexual harassment prevention training. Sexual harassment training will be required every renewal period. This email serves as a courtesy reminder to all ABMP members practicing in Illinois.

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