Attention Cosmetology Schools! From Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation

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JANUARY 17, 2020

Updates regarding the implementation of House Bill 2847, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019) and the reduction of the cosmetology operator 1500-hour program to a 1000-hour program

The proposed rules were published in the Texas Register on January 3, 2020, 45 TexReg 42. Comments on the proposed rules may be submitted by mail P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, by facsimile (512) 475-3032, or electronically: erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov. The deadline to submit public comments is February 3, 2020.

The Advisory Board on Cosmetology is scheduled to meet on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The Advisory Board will review the public comments for the proposed rules and could recommend adoption.

Schools may begin making adjustments to modify the hours for existing lesson plans and the course syllabus to transition students from the cosmetology operator 1500-hour program to the new 1000-hour program. The amount of time for the 1500-hour program should be reduced to 1000 hours to meet the new technical standards for §83.120, once the proposed rules are adopted by the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission).

  • If the proposed rules are approved by the Commission, do schools need to submit approval applications to offer the new cosmetology operator 1000-hour program immediately?

    No, schools will be able to offer and enroll students in the new 1000-hour program without prior approval. Classes can continue with no delays. TDLR will contact schools with the instructions for applications and documentation which will be needed.

Education and Examination Division
Occupational Technical Service Team