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Cosmetology Instructor Certificate

Per TDLR License Requirements 1602.255 –

To be eligible for an instructor license an applicant must:

  1. Submit a completed application on a department-approved form;
  2. Pay the fee required under;
  3. Be at least 18 years of age;
  4. Have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate;
  5. Hold an active operator license under this chapter; and
    A.  Have at least one year of verifiable work experience as a licensed operator; and
         i. Have completed 500 hours of instruction in cosmetology in a commission-
            approved training program; or
  6. Pass a written and practical examination required under 1602.262.

Area of Training (15 hours total) 

Course # Course Name Hours
CSME 1534 Cosmetology Instructor I 5
CSME 2514 Cosmetology Instructor II 5
CSME 2549 Cosmetology Instructor III 5

Instructor courses are offered in Fall OR Spring for full-time students and in Fall AND Spring for part-time students.

  • Full-time student classes are on Monday – Friday / 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for 16-weeks.
  • Fall Part-time student classes are Monday – Tuesday / 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m and Wednesday / 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for 16-weeks.
  • Spring classes are Monday – Tuesday / 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for 16-weeks