RULE §83.20 License Requirements--Individuals


Published: 2015

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(a) To be eligible for an operator license an applicant
must:
  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved
form;
  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;
  (3) be at least 17 years of age;
  (4) have obtained a high school diploma, or the equivalent
of a high school diploma, or have passed a valid examination administered
by a certified testing agency that measures the person's ability to
benefit from training;
  (5) have completed the following hours of cosmetology
curriculum in a licensed beauty culture school either:
    (A) 1,500 hours of instruction in a beauty culture
school; or
    (B) 1,000 hours of instruction in beauty culture courses
and 500 hours of related high school courses prescribed by the department
in a vocational or career and technical cosmetology program in a public
school; or
    (C) 300 hours of instruction in cosmetology through
a commission-approved training program in a beauty culture school
and hold an active Class A barber certificate; and
  (6) pass a written and practical examination required
under §83.21.
(b) To be eligible for an esthetician, manicurist,
or esthetician/manicurist specialty license an applicant must:
  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved
form;
  (2) pay the required fee under §83.80;
  (3) be at least 17 years of age;
  (4) have obtained a high school diploma, or the equivalent
of a high school diploma, or have passed a valid examination administered
by a certified testing agency that measures the person's ability to
benefit from training;
  (5) have completed the following hours of cosmetology
curriculum in a licensed beauty culture school:
    (A) for an esthetician specialty license, 750 hours
of instruction;
    (B) for a manicurist specialty license, 600 hours of
instruction;
    (C) for an esthetician/manicurist specialty license;
either:
      (i) 1,200 hours of esthetician/manicure specialty instruction;
or
      (ii) 750 hours of esthetician instruction; and
      (iii) 600 hours of manicure instruction; and
  (6) pass a written and practical examination required
under §83.21.
(c) A person who holds both an active esthetician license
and an active manicurist license is eligible for an esthetician/manicurist
specialty license by submitting a completed application on a department-approved
form and paying the required fee under §83.80.
(d) To be eligible for an eyelash extension specialty
license an applicant must:
  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved
form;
  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;
  (3) be at least 17 years of age;
  (4) have obtained a high school diploma, or the equivalent
of a high school diploma, or have passed a valid examination administered
by a certified testing agency that measures the person's ability to
benefit from training; and
    (A) have satisfactorily completed 320 hours of instruction
in a department-approved eyelash extension application training program;
and
    (B) pass a written and practical examination required
under §83.21.
(e) To be eligible for a hair weaving specialty certificate,
hair braiding specialty certificate, or wig specialty certificate
an applicant must:
  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved
form;
  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;
  (3) be at least 17 years of age;
  (4) have completed the following hours of cosmetology
curriculum in a beauty culture school:
    (A) for a hair weaving specialty certificate, 300 hours
of instruction completed in not less than eight weeks from date of
enrollment;
    (B) for a hair braiding specialty certificate, 35 hours
of instruction; or
    (C) for a wig specialty certificate, 300 hours of instruction
completed in not less than eight weeks from date of enrollment; and
  (5) for a hair weaving specialty certificate or wig
specialty certificate pass a written and practical examination required
under §83.21. No examination is required for a hair braiding
specialty certificate.
(f) To be eligible for an instructor or specialty instructor
license an applicant must:
  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved
form;
  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80;
  (3) be at least 18 years of age;
  (4) have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency
certificate;
  (5) either hold an active operator license under this
chapter for an instructor license or hold an active esthetician, manicure,
esthetician/manicure or eyelash extension license for an instructor
specialty license; and
    (A) have completed a course consisting of 750 hours
of instruction in methods of teaching in a licensed private beauty
culture school or a vocational training program of a publicly financed
postsecondary institution; or
    (B) either have at least one year of verifiable work
experience as a licensed operator for an instructor license or have
at least one year of verifiable licensed experience in the specialty
in which the applicant is seeking licensure for a specialty instructor
license; and
      (i) have completed 500 hours of instruction in cosmetology
in a commission-approved training program; or
      (ii) have completed 15 semester hours in education
courses through an accredited college or university within the 10
years before the date of application; or
      (iii) have obtained a degree in education from an accredited
college or university; and
  (6) pass a written and practical examination required
under §83.21.
(g) To be eligible for a student permit an applicant
must:
  (1) submit a completed application on a department-approved
form; and
  (2) pay the fee required under §83.80.
(h) A license application is valid for one year from
the date it is filed with the department.


Source Note: The provisions of this §83.20 adopted to be effective December 8, 2005, 30 TexReg 8082; amended to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5952; amended to be effective October 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 7050; amended to be effective January 1, 2008, 32 TexReg 9970; amended to be effective February 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 681; amended to be effective January 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9520

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