To complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree, a student must complete the Cosmetology, Certificate Level I plus the second year requirements. NOTE: A criminal background clearance may be required before acceptance into any cosmetology program.
Students taking classes to become a Cosmetologist, Nail Tech, Esthetician or a Cosmetology Instructor must take and pass the exam given by the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATIONS to get their license. A license issued by the state of Texas is required before a student can work in the field of Cosmetology.
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL INELIGIBILITY FOR LICENSE
In some cases, TDLR (Texas Department of License and Regulation), according to Texas Law, restricts the issuance of a license based on the applicant’s criminal history.
All applicants are issued a form, and it is up to the applicant to follow through if there is a question about his or her criminal history.
Cosmetology instructors can help applicants with forms that need to be filled in and sent to TDLR. This information will be kept private between applicant and TDLR.