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Licensee Renewal Requirements

Licensees must complete a total of 4 hours of department-approved continuing education courses every two years to renew your license, including:

Held License 15+ Years

If a licensee has held a license for at least 15 years, they 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.

Reporting Continuing Education Hours

Please note that the reporting of continuing education hours is the responsibility of the continuing education provider. Licensees may check their hours at the Continuing Education Courses Look Up. If the hours have not been reported, the licensee should contact the provider first to ensure that the hours are reported. If the reporting issue is not resolved, they have the option of filing a complaint.


Human Trafficking Component

All cosmetology continuing education courses must include a portion of time for the required human trafficking information, which at a minimum should include:

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Human trafficking is a hidden crime as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of fear of the traffickers, fear of law enforcement, and/or language barriers.

More information on how to combat human trafficking:


Forms and Publications

Also see frequently asked questions for more info about the application process:


Contact Information

Request for Information - contact the Education and Examination division

Voice: (512) 463-6599 or toll free at (800) 803-9202

Fax: (512) 463-1512