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Important Updates Regarding Instructor Courses and Students

ATTENTION Schools and Students
August 18, 2021

House Bill 1560 was passed during the 87th Texas Legislative Session (2021) and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 15, 2021. Section 3 of the bill eliminates the barber and cosmetology instructor license.

Schools are required to continue reporting hours for students currently enrolled in a barber or cosmetology instructor course, until further notice. If a student does not want to complete the course, they should submit the proper withdrawal request to the school. Schools must provide refunds to students for unused tuition based on the current laws and rules.

Schools may continue to enroll new students in the barber or cosmetology instructor courses through SHEARS until August 31, 2021. After that day, SHEARS will no longer accept students for enrollment in the barber or cosmetology instructor courses. Student permit applications submitted to TDLR by mail, will be returned if postmarked after August 31, 2021.

Students who enroll in a barber or cosmetology instructor course on or before August 31, 2021, will be eligible to take the instructor exams upon successful completion of the instructor course and if they pass the exams, may still be issued an instructor license.

Scenarios and Options for Students Enrolled or Considering Enrollment in an Instructor Course:

1. Scenario – I am student who has completed the instructor course or has completed part of the instructor What are my options?

It is your choice whether to finish the course, however, here is some information to help you make your decision:

2. Scenario – I enrolled in the instructor course on August 1st, what are my options?

It is your choice whether to finish the course, however, here is some information to help you make your decision:

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If you have any questions regarding this notice, contact the Education and Examination division