Course Catalog

4 Hour CE Package

This course is for operator (cosmetologist), esthetician, manicurist, eyelash extension, hair weaving, and wig.

1 Hour Sanitation, 1 Hour Administrative Law, 2 Hours Cosmetology and Taxes

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Sanitation 1 Hour CE

This course is for licensees who are over 65 and have 15 years of experience or licensees who require just 1 hour of Sanitation.

1 Hour Sanitation

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Instructor 4 Hour CE

This course is for Instructor licenses.

1 Hour Sanitation, 3 Hour Teaching Methods

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TDLR Regulations

Texas Department of License and Regulation (TDLR) approved continuing education (CE) hours will be required to renew a cosmetology license.

The hours required must be completed within the term of the license being renewed.

To renew an operator license, or an esthetician, manicurist, esthetician/manicurist or eyelash extension specialty license, or a hair weaving, or wig specialty certificate, a licensee must complete a total of 4 hours of continuing education through department-approved courses. The continuing education hours must include the following:

  • 1 hour in Sanitation required under the Act and this chapter; and
  • 3 hours in any cosmetology-related topics.

To renew an instructor license, or an esthetician instructor, manicure instructor, esthetician/manicure instructor or eyelash extension instructor specialty license, a licensee must complete a total of 4 hours of continuing education through department-approved courses in the following manner:

  • 1 hour in Sanitation required under the Act and this chapter; and
  • 3 hours in methods of teaching

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  • Courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • iPad/iPhone/Smartphone/Tablet compatible.
  • No testing. Simply read course material and you're done.
  • Complete the course at your convenience. Log in and out as often as you need. We will automatically bookmark your progress.
  • We provide Live phone support from 8 AM until 10 PM.
  • You may print your certificate on completion of the course.
  • We will notify TDLR that you completed the course within 24 hours of course completion.

TDLR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. Besides applying for my license renewal, is there anything else I need to do?

Make sure the continuing education requirement has been completed for renewal of the license.

To renew an operator license or an esthetician, manicurist, esthetician/manicurist or eyelash extension specialty license, or a hair weaving, hair braiding, wig, or shampoo/conditioning specialty certificate that expires on or after September 1, 2012 , a total of 4 hours of continuing education through department-approved courses must be completed. The continuing education hours must include 1 hour of sanitation, and 3 hours of any topic listed in Section 83.120 of the Cosmetology Administrative Rules .

For a timely or a late renewal, a licensee must complete the required continuing education hours within the two year period immediately preceding the renewal date.

2. Should I wait to submit my license renewal application until after I have completed my continuing education?

No. You may file your renewal application at any time during your renewal period. We encourage you to file the application early so your license won't expire and you won't have to pay late renewal fees.

3. What is the actual amount of instruction time required for one hour of continuing education?

One hour of continuing education is equivalent to 50 minutes of actual instruction time.

4. Who notifies TDLR that I have completed a required continuing education course?

AdvanceCosmo.com will submit to TDLR your continuing education course completion information.

You can check the CE courses you have completed on TDLR's web site.

5. How will I be notified that I have completed a required continuing education course?

AdvanceCosmo.com will allow you to print your course completion certificate and send you a course completion email.

6. Can I get partial credit for completing part of a required continuing education course?

No, partial credit will not be given. However, a provider may allow you to finish the course at another time; when the course is fully completed we will transmit the completion record to TDLR.

7. Will I be able to go to TDLR's web site and look up my completed continuing education hours?

8. How long must I keep a copy of my continuing education certificate of completion?

Licensees are required to keep a copy of the continuing education certificate for two years after the date of course completion.