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Fingerprint Information

Fingerprints provided for YOUR TDLR application shall be used to check criminal history records of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in accordance with applicable statutes. NOTE: Do NOT schedule an appointment for fingerprinting until after you have filed your license application. All the information you need to schedule your fingerprint appointment will… Read More about Fingerprint Information

Beware Of People Posing as TDLR Inspectors

Inspectors for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will never request or accept money under any circumstances while calling, visiting or conducting an inspection. Real TDLR inspectors will: Real TDLR inspectors cannot and will not: If someone posing as a TDLR employee approaches or calls you, please contact TDLR and law enforcement immediately. Impersonating a public servant is… Read More about Beware Of People Posing as TDLR Inspectors

New Human Trafficking Awareness Signs Required No Later Than January 1, 2022

Beginning January 1, 2022, all cosmetology businesses– including specialty salons, mobile salons, and schools– and all massage establishments and massage schools are required by Texas law to display a sign with information about available services and assistance to victims of human trafficking, including information on how to report suspicious activity to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The sign has information in five languages…. Read More about New Human Trafficking Awareness Signs Required No Later Than January 1, 2022

Harassment of and Violence Toward Massage Therapists

Dear Massage Therapy Licensee, We share your concern about recent and ongoing harassment of and violence toward massage therapists, including actions against Asian-American and Pacific Islander licensees. You should know that we and the staff of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation stand with you in denouncing the atmosphere that has normalized disrespect and… Read More about Harassment of and Violence Toward Massage Therapists

Palms Enrollment Training Video

Effective September 1, 2020, all massage students enrolled in a licensed massage school are required to hold a student permit. PALMS is the portal that was created for massage schools to enroll, report hours and drop students. These training videos provide step by step instructions to report student hours, drop / withdraw students and change… Read More about Palms Enrollment Training Video

Notice to Health Care Practitioners of New Training Requirement

House Bill 2059 requires certain health care practitioners to complete a Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) approved human trafficking prevention training course to renew their license. The bill also requires HHSC to post a list of approved courses on their website. Licensees are required to comply with the training requirements beginning September 1, 2020. For… Read More about Notice to Health Care Practitioners of New Training Requirement