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RULE §83.21License Requirements--Examinations

(a) (a) To be eligible for a department examination, an examinee must:

  (1) submit a completed license application on a department-approved form;

  (2) pay the applicable license fee under §83.80; and

  (3) have completed the number of hours required under this chapter and the Act.

(b) A student enrolled in a 1,000-hour program is eligible to take the written examination when the department receives proof of the student’s completion of 900 operator hours.

(c) Applicants must pass the written examination before being eligible to take the practical examination.

(d) When appearing for an examination, the examinee shall bring the instruments necessary to give a practical demonstration of cosmetology services or a practical demonstration of the services distinctive to his or her specialty.

(e) All department examinations consist of a written and practical part. A passing grade of 70 on each part is needed to satisfy the examination requirement.

(f) To be admitted to an examination, the examinee must present a current, valid government-issued photo identification, which includes the applicant's full name and date of birth.

(g) Examinees are required to wear closed toe shoes for the practical examination.

(h) Models used in an examination are required to be at least 16 years of age. The department may require parental approval for models under 18 years of age.

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.21 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 February 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 681; amended to be effective March 15, 2020, 45 TexReg 1693

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