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Continuing Education for Barbers and Cosmetologists
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You must complete a total of 4 hours of department-approved continuing education courses every two years to renew your license, including:
- One hour in sanitation
Three hours of your choice in any of the following topics:
- Any topic listed in Section 83.202 of the rules
- Sanitation required under the law and rules
- The Texas Barbering and Cosmetology law and rules
- Mental health awareness
- Human trafficking prevention
You may not receive continuing education hours for attending the same course more than once. One hour of continuing education is equivalent to 50 minutes of actual instruction time.
Held License 15+ Years
If you have held a license for at least 15 years, you will only need to complete one hour of department-approved continuing education in sanitation. The additional three hours of continuing education will be waived and will not be required.
Your continuing education course provider will issue you a course completion certificate within 15 days from the end of your course. You must retain a copy of the certificate for two years after the date of completion. The Department may request to see your records to determine compliance as part of an inspection or investigation.
Please note that the reporting of continuing education hours is the responsibility of the continuing education provider. The provider must electronically file a course completion report no later than seven days after the course completion date.
If you do not receive your course completion certificate within 15 days from the end of your course, please contact your provider. If you continue to have questions, please contact the Education and Examination division or call (512) 463-6599 or (800) 803-9202.
Verify Your Completed Courses
You may verify courses completed by using the Continuing Education Courses Look Up.
If your course completion is not posted seven days after you completed the course, you should contact your continuing education provider first to ensure that they have submitted the information to TDLR. If you continue to have questions, please contact the Education and Examination division or call (512) 463-6599 or (800) 803-9202.
If the reporting issue is not resolved, you have the option of filing a complaint against the provider.