Forms and Publications

License Applications

Use these forms when applying for a new operator license, student permit, or a specialty certificate as a manicurist, esthetician, esthetician/manicurist, eyelash extension specialist, or hair weaving specialist.

You may also apply online in most cases.

Document Title Form Number
License by Examination Application (PDF)
Use when applying for a new operator license or specialty certificate
Esthetician and Manicurist Specialty License Application (PDF)
Use if you want to combine separate esthetician and manicurist licenses into a single license
Occupational License Application Claiming to Have No Social Security Number GC001


Laws and Rules Books

Document Title Form Number
Barbering and Cosmetology Health and Safety Rules (PDF) N/A
Cosmetology / Barber Law and Rules Books Order Form (PDF)
Use to purchase a printed copy of the Cosmetology Law and Rules Book.

NOTE: You may also order the current cosmetology laws and rules book online.


Change of Name, Address, or Personal Information

Use this form when you need to update your license with changes to your information and to request that a new license with the updated information be mailed to you.

Document Title Form Number
Notice of Change and Duplicate License Request (PDF) COS015


Change of License Status

Use this form to request that your license be moved to either inactive status, or back to active status.

Document Title Form Number
Request for a Change in License Status (PDF) COS017


Duplicate License Request

Use this form when you need to update your license with changes to your information, or to request a duplicate license be mailed to you.

You may also order a duplicate license online.

Document Title Form Number
Notice of Change and Duplicate License Request (PDF) COS015


Expired Licenses

Use these forms to request renewal of a license that has been expired for less than three years. Licenses that have been expired for more than three years are not eligible for renewal.

Document Title Form Number
Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal (PDF) N/A
Expired Cosmetology License Application (PDF) COS021


Please see Texas Occupations Code, Section 51.401 for rules regarding renewal of expired licenses and associated fees.

Out-of-State or Out-of-Country Applicants

If you are applying for a Texas license using out of state credentials, please see the Transferring Your Cosmetology License From Another State page.

If you currently hold a Texas license, and you want to apply in another state, see form COS016 below.

Document Title Form Number
License by Reciprocity Application (PDF) COS003
Cosmetology Transcript Evaluation Form (PDF) COS018
Letter of Certification and Transcript of Hours Request (PDF) COS016
Out of Country Cosmetology License Application (PDF) COS023


Criminal History and Disciplinary Actions

Use these forms if you need to report disciplinary actions or criminal convictions as part of your license application.

Document Title
Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF)
Disciplinary Action Questionnaire (PDF)
Criminal History Evaluation Letter


Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses

Use this form as a supplement to your license application if you are an active duty military service member, veteran, or spouse of a military member and you want to have fees, education and/or examination requirements waived.

Also see Military Spouse Frequently Asked Questions.

Document Title
Military Service Member, Military Veteran, or Military Spouse Supplemental Application (PDF)