Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Cosmetology, Certificate Level I

The Cosmetology Operator Program is 30 credit hours and 1,000 hours are required to be eligible to sit for the state licensing exam as prescribed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the State Legislature. Based on TDLR’s conversion formula, successful completion* of all required courses in this program meets the minimum number of hours based on  a credit-to-hour formula established by TDLR. NOTE: A criminal background clearance may be required before acceptance into any cosmetology program.

Students taking classes will receive a Certification Level 1 in Cosmetology. Students must take and pass the licensing 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.


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. Check the TDLR website for more information. 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.  

Total: 16 Hours

Total: 14 Hours

Total for First Year: 30 Hours

 *In order to progress from one course to another, students must earn a minimum of 70% in each required course. Students who do not pass a course must enroll in the same course the next semester it is offered.