Individuals - Apply for a New Certificate

Apprentice-in-Training

To apply for a new Laser Hair Removal Apprentice-in-Training certificate, you must:

A Laser Hair Removal Apprentice-in-Training certificate issued by the department is valid for 2 years.


Technician

To apply for a new Laser Hair Removal Technician certificate, you must:

A Laser Hair Removal Technician certificate issued by the department is valid for 2 years.


Senior Technician

To apply for a new Senior Laser Hair Removal Technician certificate, you must:

A Senior Laser Hair Removal Technician certificate issued by the department is valid for 2 years.


Professional

To apply for a new Laser Hair Removal Professional certificate, you must:

A Laser Hair Removal Professional certificate issued by the department is valid for 2 years.


Exemptions to Registration

No person may perform or attempt to perform laser hair removal without obtaining the appropriate certificate from the department. There are, however, some cases where the law allows for exemptions.

The following individuals are not required to obtain a certificate of registration to perform laser hair removal procedures:

  • A physician licensed in Texas
  • An employee or other individual who is delegated tasks by a physician licensed in Texas
  • A "health professional" licensed under another law, where laser hair removal is within the scope of practice for that professional's practice, as determined by the licensing board for that profession (see Texas Occupations Code, Title 3)

Criminal History Background Check

All applicants for an individual laser hair removal certificate must successfully pass a criminal history background check.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process by which TDLR determines whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.


Footnotes

A laser hair removal procedure is each separate treatment with a client involving the removal of hair from one of the following areas:

  • Head and neck (forehead, glabella, cheeks, nose, upper lip, chin, ears, front of neck and back of neck)
  • Upper extremities (hands, fingers, upper arms, lower arms, armpits, shoulders)
  • Torso, pelvis region and buttocks (areolas, chest (man), abdomen, bikini or Brazilian, upper back, lower back, buttocks, midline)
  • Lower extremities (knees, lower legs, upper legs, feet, toes)