Texas Cosmetology Steps To Renew Your License

  • Step 1

    Continuing Education

    Enroll and complete the mandatory, state required 4 hour Cosmetology Continuing Education Course. The course fee is $18

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    Allow 24 hours after completing the course for your license record to be updated with your course credits.

  • Step 2

    Name Change?

    Did your name change?

    If you have a name change, Email TDLR with a written notification of the change. Be sure to include

    • The changes to your name
    • Your license number
    • A copy of a government issued ID or a legal document approving/indicating your last name change, such as a marriage license, court petition for name change, or certificate of naturalization.

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Course Content

The Apollo Cosmetology Continuing Education course meets all current TDLR requirements, including the new Human Trafficking Component as well as the required material on Sanitation.

Your course is presented in four sections:

All cosmetology continuing education courses must include a portion of time for the required human trafficking information, which at a minimum should include:
  • activities commonly associated with human trafficking
  • recognition of potential victims of human trafficking, and
  • methods for assisting victims of human trafficking, including how to report human trafficking.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Human trafficking is a hidden crime as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of fear of the traffickers, fear of law enforcement, and/or language barriers.

Our course includes the required 1.0 hour of Sanitation training.

Those licensees with licenses expiring after September 1, 2012 will be required to complete four hours of TDLR approved continuing education in the following manner: one hour of sanitation, three hours of cosmetology related topics. Instructor licensees must complete one hour of sanitation, and three hours in methods of teaching or two hours in sanitation and two hours in methods of teaching (this option expired September 1, 2014). Our course does not currently offer any training on methods of teaching and is therefore not suitable for Instructor continuing education credits.

A licensee who is at least 65 years old and has held a cosmetology license for at least 15 years is required to complete one hour of continuing education in sanitation. At this time, we do not offer a stand-alone Sanitation course.

In this section we will describe the various types of cosmetics and their uses for facial makeup.

Additionally, we will explain how to use color theory when choosing cosmetics for makeup applications.

We'll also go into details of various tools and how to choose them and use them effectively.

Once you've brushed up on the basics, the final section of the course will show you, in practical terms, how to apply the knowledge gained in this section.

The final section of the course is presented as a video lesson in creating a complete special-occasion look for your client.