| CALIFORNIA STYLIST & SALON | JANUARY 2018 | 5License Renewal Is a TDLR Online Service
You look at your barber or cosmetology license
and it expires in a few weeks; panic and anxiety
sets in because you must have a current license to
work. Texas Department of Licensing and Regula-
tion (TDLR) staff is here to help and suggests you
first take a deep breath, and then begin renewing
your license online.
STEP 1- FILE A RENEWAL APPLICATION
Filing an online renewal application is fast
and easy. You may file at a time and place con-
venient for you by visiting:http://www.license.state. tx.us/cosmet/cosmetforms.htm fo
r cosmetologists orhttp://www.license.state.tx.us/barbers/barberforms.htm fo
Texas barbers don’t require
continuing education to renew a
license, so once a barber submits
his or her renewal application the
work is done.
Texas Cosmetology Rules re-
quire cosmetologists to complete
TDLR approved continuing education (CE) cours-
es to renew their license. But, cosmetologists
are allowed to file the renewal application form
before completing their CE courses. Remember:
filing before your license expiration date elimi-
nates late fees.
STEP 2 – CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
Cosmetology CE hours must be completed
within the term of the license being renewed.
They can be completed during the renewal
process but must be completed before you can
receive your renewed license. Remember: begin
the process by submitting a renewal application
to TDLR and then complete the CE hours because
you can’t work without a license.
There are 162 CE providers offering 365 CE
courses. Once you determine which teaching
method, online or classroom, works best for you
visit the TDLR website to find a Department ap-
proved provider:http://www.license.state.tx.us/ce/cecos.htm .
TDLR encourages you
to complete your continu-
ing education hours early.
But for those who like to
cut things close, we sug-
gest you take a minute to
mark your calendar when
you need to renew your
license and… remember the two steps:
1. File a renewal application before your li-
cense expires and avoid a late fee,
2. Complete your continuing education before
the expiration date and receive your new license.