Steps to Renew Your Texas Cosmetology License
Cosmetologists in Texas must renew their license every two years from the date the license was issued. The current renewal fee for specialty cosmetology licenses in the state of Texas is $53.
- If your license has been expired for 90 days or less, you will owe 1½ times the regular renewal fee of $53 ($79.50).
- If your license has been expired between 90 days and 3 years, you will owe double the regular renewal fee of $53 ($106).
If your license has been expired between 18 months and three years, you will need to submit a "Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal" form, along with double the renewal fee of $53 ($106).
If your license has been expired for more than three years, your license is no longer eligible for renewal and you will need to re-apply for a Texas cosmetology license.
Easy and Fast Texas Cosmetology License Renewal
If your license is still active, all you need to do is:
- File a renewal application at any point within your two year period of obtaining the license at https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/App_Online/default.asp?LicenseType=COS, at which point you will also pay the $53 renewal fee.
- Take our 4 hour continuing education course. Topics covered in our Texas state approved cosmetology continuing education course include sanitation, skin, hair and nails, and OSHA regulations.
When you take your course through CosmetologyToGo.com, you can take it on your own time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Log in and out as much as you would like. There is NO final exam! Once the final section is complete you can instantly download and print your certificate. We submit the results to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation so you don't have to!