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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 83COSMETOLOGISTS
RULE §83.25License Requirements--Continuing Education

(a) Terms used in this section have the meanings assigned by Chapter 59 of this title (relating to Continuing Education Requirements), unless the context indicates otherwise.

(b) 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) 1 hour in Sanitation required under the Act and this chapter; and

  (2) 3 hours in any topics listed in subsection (i).

(c) Continuing education hours required under §83.25(b)(2) must include information on human trafficking as required by Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1602, §1602.354(c) and at a minimum must include information on:

  (1) activities commonly associated with human trafficking;

  (2) recognition of potential victims of human trafficking; and

  (3) methods for assisting victims of human trafficking, including how to report human trafficking.

(d) 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. The continuing education hours must include the following:

  (1) 1 hour in Sanitation required under the Act and this chapter; and

  (2) 3 hours in methods of teaching in accordance with §83.120.

(e) Continuing education hours required under §83.25(c)(2) must include information on human trafficking as required by Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1602, §1602.354(c) and at a minimum must include information on:

  (1) activities commonly associated with human trafficking;

  (2) recognition of potential victims of human trafficking; and

  (3) methods for assisting victims of human trafficking, including how to report human trafficking.

(f) 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.

(g) A licensee may receive continuing education hours in accordance with the following:

  (1) A licensee may not receive continuing education hours for attending the same course more than once.

  (2) A licensee will receive continuing education hours for only those courses that are registered with the department, under procedures prescribed by the department.

(h) A licensee shall retain a copy of the certificate of completion for a course for two years after the date of completion. In conducting any inspection or investigation of the licensee, the department may examine the licensee's records to determine compliance with this subsection.

(i) To be approved under Chapter 59 of this title, a provider's course must be dedicated to instruction in one or more of the following topics:

  (1) Sanitation required under the Act and this chapter;

  (2) the Act and this chapter, addressing topics other than Sanitation;

  (3) the curriculum standards listed in §83.120.

(j) A registered course may be offered until the expiration of the course registration or until the provider ceases to hold an active provider registration, whichever occurs first.

(k) A provider shall pay to the department a continuing education record fee of $5 for each licensee who completes a course for continuing education credit. A provider's failure to pay the record fee for courses completed may result in disciplinary action against the provider, up to and including revocation of the provider's registration under Chapter 59 of this title.

(l) Notwithstanding subsections (b) and (c) a licensee may satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal by completing one hour of Sanitation in department-approved courses, if the licensee:

  (1) is at least 65 years of age; and

  (2) has held a cosmetology license for at least 15 years.


Source Note: The provisions of this §83.25 adopted to be effective December 8, 2005, 30 TexReg 8082; amended to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5952; amended to be effective October 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 7050; amended to be effective January 1, 2008, 32 TexReg 9970; amended to be effective February 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 681; amended to be effective September 4, 2012, 37 TexReg 6911; amended to be effective January 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9520; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8759; amended to be effective January 15, 2018, 43 TexReg 81; amended to be effective March 15, 2020, 45 TexReg 1693

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