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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 83COSMETOLOGISTS
RULE §83.20License Requirements--Individuals

(a) To be eligible for an operator license an applicant must:

  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved form;

  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;

  (3) be at least 17 years of age;

  (4) have obtained a high school diploma, or the equivalent of a high school diploma, or have passed a valid examination administered by a certified testing agency that measures the person's ability to benefit from training;

  (5) have completed the following hours of cosmetology curriculum in a licensed beauty culture school either:

    (A) 1,500 hours of instruction in a beauty culture school; or

    (B) 1,000 hours of instruction in beauty culture courses and 500 hours of related high school courses prescribed by the department in a vocational or career and technical cosmetology program in a public school; or

    (C) 300 hours of instruction in cosmetology through a commission-approved training program in a beauty culture school and hold an active Class A barber certificate; and

  (6) pass a written and practical examination required under §83.21.

(b) To be eligible for an esthetician, manicurist, or esthetician/manicurist specialty license an applicant must:

  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved form;

  (2) pay the required fee under §83.80;

  (3) be at least 17 years of age;

  (4) have obtained a high school diploma, or the equivalent of a high school diploma, or have passed a valid examination administered by a certified testing agency that measures the person's ability to benefit from training;

  (5) have completed the following hours of cosmetology curriculum in a licensed beauty culture school:

    (A) for an esthetician specialty license, 750 hours of instruction;

    (B) for a manicurist specialty license, 600 hours of instruction;

    (C) for an esthetician/manicurist specialty license; either:

      (i) 1,200 hours of esthetician/manicure specialty instruction; or

      (ii) 750 hours of esthetician instruction; and

      (iii) 600 hours of manicure instruction; and

  (6) pass a written and practical examination required under §83.21.

(c) A person who holds both an active esthetician license and an active manicurist license is eligible for an esthetician/manicurist specialty license by submitting a completed application on a department-approved form and paying the required fee under §83.80.

(d) To be eligible for an eyelash extension specialty license an applicant must:

  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved form;

  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;

  (3) be at least 17 years of age;

  (4) have obtained a high school diploma, or the equivalent of a high school diploma, or have passed a valid examination administered by a certified testing agency that measures the person's ability to benefit from training; and

    (A) have satisfactorily completed 320 hours of instruction in a department-approved eyelash extension application training program; and

    (B) pass a written and practical examination required under §83.21.

(e) To be eligible for a hair weaving specialty certificate, hair braiding specialty certificate, or wig specialty certificate an applicant must:

  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved form;

  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;

  (3) be at least 17 years of age;

  (4) have completed the following hours of cosmetology curriculum in a beauty culture school:

    (A) for a hair weaving specialty certificate, 300 hours of instruction completed in not less than eight weeks from date of enrollment;

    (B) for a hair braiding specialty certificate, 35 hours of instruction; or

    (C) for a wig specialty certificate, 300 hours of instruction completed in not less than eight weeks from date of enrollment; and

  (5) for a hair weaving specialty certificate or wig specialty certificate pass a written and practical examination required under §83.21. No examination is required for a hair braiding specialty certificate.

(f) To be eligible for an instructor or specialty instructor license an applicant must:

  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved form;

  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;

  (3) be at least 18 years of age;

  (4) have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate;

  (5) either hold an active operator license under this chapter for an instructor license or hold an active esthetician, manicure, esthetician/manicure or eyelash extension license for an instructor specialty license; and

    (A) have completed a course consisting of 750 hours of instruction in methods of teaching in a licensed private beauty culture school or a vocational training program of a publicly financed postsecondary institution; or

    (B) either have at least one year of verifiable work experience as a licensed operator for an instructor license or have at least one year of verifiable licensed experience in the specialty in which the applicant is seeking licensure for a specialty instructor license; and

      (i) have completed 500 hours of instruction in cosmetology in a commission-approved training program; or

      (ii) have completed 15 semester hours in education courses through an accredited college or university within the 10 years before the date of application; or

      (iii) have obtained a degree in education from an accredited college or university; and

  (6) pass a written and practical examination required under §83.21.

(g) To be eligible for a student permit an applicant must:

  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved form; and

  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80.

(h) A license application is valid for one year from the date it is filed with the department.


Source Note: The provisions of this §83.20 adopted to be effective December 8, 2005, 30 TexReg 8082; amended to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5952; amended to be effective October 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 7050; amended to be effective January 1, 2008, 32 TexReg 9970; amended to be effective February 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 681; amended to be effective January 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9520

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