About the Program

The hands-on Cosmetology Instructor Certificate Program trains students to guide and inspire a new generation of cosmetologists.

In one year, students with a cosmetology operator or esthetician license will discover how to teach effectively, plan lessons, assess learning and prepare others for state testing and licensing.

During the course of study in this program, the student will learn the rules and regulations related to TDLR testing and licensing, teaching methodologies and lesson plan development, classroom management, evaluation and assessment techniques and skills for successful completion of TDLR testing for instructor licensure. Also covered are practical topics for the instruction of students in the TDLR operator program, including all sanitation and sterilization standards, syllabi development, learning styles and motivation.

Certificate Study Plan

Visit our online Academic Catalog for additional information, degree study plans, course descriptions and prerequisites for the Cosmetology Instructor Certificate.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

College of the Mainland provides gainful employment information about graduation rates, the median debt of students and other important information to all interested persons regarding the College’s certificate programs.

View the disclosure template for the Cosmetology Instructor Certificate

Implementation of HB 1508

As required by Texas HB 1508, applicants and enrollees need to be aware that an individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program:

  1. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority;
  2. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details.
  3. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupation Code 53.102.

Note: This does not apply to licenses granted by the law enforcement officers (Occupations Chapter 1701) or emergency medical services (Health and Safety Code Chapter 773).

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Cosmetology Instructor Certificate. prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation”: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/crimHistoryEval.htm

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.