Texas Cosmetology Continuing Education

Meet your Texas cosmetology CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

1 Mandatory Hours
3 Elective Hours
4 Total Hours

Here's what you need to renew your Texas Cosmetology license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Cosmetology licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Texas Cosmetology: Cosmetologist

Total Hours Required: 4
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 3
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory subject:
1 hour sanitation


Timed Requirement:
These courses are all timed which requires 50 minutes of seat-time per CE hour. 

A licensee who is at least 65 years old and has held a cosmetology license for at least 15 years is required to complete 1 hour of continuing education in sanitation. Courses must be TDLR-approved courses.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: We will report your hours electronically to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation within one business day.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Phone: 5124636599
Fax:
Address: P. O. Box 12157 Austin, 78711

Texas Cosmetology: Esthetician

Total Hours Required: 4
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 3
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory subject:
1 hour sanitation


Timed Requirement:
These courses are all timed which requires 50 minutes of seat-time per CE hour. 

A licensee who is at least 65 years old and has held a cosmetology license for at least 15 years is required to complete 1 hour of continuing education in sanitation. Courses must be TDLR-approved courses.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: We will report your hours electronically to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation within one business day.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Phone: 5124636599
Fax:
Address: P. O. Box 12157 Austin, 78711

Texas Cosmetology: Nail Technician

Total Hours Required: 4
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 3
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory subject:
1 hour sanitation


Timed Requirement:
These courses are all timed which requires 50 minutes of seat-time per CE hour. 

A licensee who is at least 65 years old and has held a cosmetology license for at least 15 years is required to complete 1 hour of continuing education in sanitation. Courses must be TDLR-approved courses.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: We will report your hours electronically to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation within one business day.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Phone: 5124636599
Fax:
Address: P. O. Box 12157 Austin, 78711

Texas Cosmetology: Instructor

Total Hours Required: 4
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 3
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory subject:
1 hour sanitation
3 hours in instructor topics


Timed Requirement:
These courses are all timed which requires 50 minutes of seat-time per CE hour.


A licensee who is at least 65 years old and has held a cosmetology license for at least 15 years is required to complete 1 hour of continuing education in sanitation. Courses must be TDLR-approved courses.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: We will report your hours electronically to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation within one business day.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Phone: 5124636599
Fax:
Address: P. O. Box 12157 Austin, 78711

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.