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Quality Continuing Education

Estheticians, Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, Teachers

Classes, Workshops, Home Study, Private Instruction

We are approved sponsors for continuing education in the State of Illinois.
License #190-000203

We offer a wide range of quality education, at reasonable prices, which includes Classes, Workshops and Home Study, as well as Private Instruction.

Developed in a background of 60 years of experience in every aspect of Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Teaching.

Class Schedule

Zoom Only

Monday, October 25th, 9:30- 10:30AM – Sexual Harassment Prevention (1 CE Hr)

A Little Preview of What You Can Expect

Gina was informative and blew my mind at the knowledge she has in the skincare field.

-Raving Student

Definitely enjoyed this class – very informative. Helped me understand more as a student & a more holistic approach to skincare.

-Raving Student

She was great. Very concise from beginning to end. I enjoy her teaching & presentation. I would take more classes with her!

-Raving Student

So very informative. Helpful ways to educate our clients on how to take care of themselves, hair, skin, and nails.

-Raving Student

Very informative, beneficial class and good at getting to see things in a different way.

-Raving Student

Everything was answered with ease and with great knowledge. The content was amazing. I wish it were longer

-Raving Student

Continuing Educations, Inc. is an approved sponsor of Continuing Education in the state of Illinois (License #190-000203). All of our home study courses have been approved for license renewal within the Illinois licensing law. The following guidelines will assist you in meeting the state requirements. The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation allows only 50% of your continuing education hour requirements to be credited through home study programs. The balance must be obtained through personally attended classroom instruction. We invite and encourage you to take as many courses as you wish for education purposes…but if you are applying the C.E. credits towards your license renewal please note the information below. Our home study courses are prepared as a classroom alternative and every attention is given to ensure quality education. You may take any and all of the courses offered, however, if the courses you choose are intended to be used as a C.E. credit toward particular license renewal, the Department of Professional Regulation has specific guidelines as to which courses qualify for continuing education credit in each profession. When choosing your courses, be aware that the state does not recognize duplication of courses.

Illinois Continuing Education Credit Allowance through Home Study Courses:

  • Cosmetologists – 14 Hours (7 hours of home study allowed) + 1 CE Hour Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Nail Technicians – 10 Hours (5 hours of home study allowed) + 1 CE Hour Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Estheticians – 10 Hours (5 hours of home study allowed) + 1 CE Hour Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Cosmetology Teachers – 24 Hours (12 hours of home study allowed) + 1 CE Hour Sexual Harassment Prevention
    -10 hours must be in teaching methodology
  • Nail & Esthetician Teachers – 20 Hours (10 hours of home study allowed) + 1 CE Hour Sexual Harassment Prevention
    -10 hours must be in teaching methodology


In Phase 4, “In-Person” Classes are resuming with strict guidelines. However, you can still get your hours with our Live Webinars: they constitute classroom hours! To renew your license, you will also need a Home Study Course and 1 CE Hour Sexual Harassment Prevention (NEW 2020 law). At the moment, we do not offer a Domestic Violence One-Time Class.


Not all states require continuing education for the renewal of licenses. Those that do, may have restrictions on the courses they will accept and may require that the provider of CE education be approved and licensed by the state. It is important that you know what your state requirements are and that your provider is properly licensed.

Learn More About Our Educational Director

Gina Marie McGuire is a licensed esthetician, president of GINAMARIE Products and Continuing Educations, Inc. She has over 30 years experience in the skincare industry and has been educating professionals and the consumer for the majority of her career. Gina Marie’s philosophy on caring for skin has always been from the science point of view versus the marketing side of skincare. Her approach in understanding and caring for skin is from a holistic perspective. She feels strongly that when treating skin from the health standpoint, the results are amazing. Gina Marie brings a wealth of information to the classroom as she has extensive experience in retail, manufacturing, wholesaling, public speaking, educating, marketing, and skin therapy treatments. She is considered a leading expert in the skincare field and has a strong desire to share her wealth of knowledge in the advancement of the beauty industry. As a result of her leadership, Gina Marie was nominated for the 2019 Aestheticians’ Choice Award for Brand Educator and has been featured several times in professional skin magazines. Furthermore, Gina Marie has been asked on multiple occasions to share her insight at local and national conferences for professionals in the industry and consumers alike.

Gina Marie owns and operates Continuing Educations, GINAMARIE Skin Center, and the corporate headquarters in Mokena, IL. Her company is an approved sponsor for license renewal in the state of Illinois. She offers a variety of classes and workshops for advanced training purposes as well as 38 home study courses are available for continuing education. The skin center provides holistic spa services to improve the health of skin while giving the client everything they need to feel confident and beautiful. In 2016 the GM Girl’s Internship Program was launched. This innovative platform utilizing social media is designed for high school, college girls and young women in the workforce. The GM Girls share their expertise on skincare, cosmetics, and beauty through the GINAMARIE website’s beauty blog for the sole purpose of inspiring what true beauty really means. In addition to the GM Girls’ Internship Program, the Glam Camp was developed for younger girls to inspire adolescent minds on what it means to be strong, beautiful, confident young women. Gina Marie has made it her mission to educate, to inspire and to ultimately make a difference.

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