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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) offers cosmetology examinations at locations around the state on a day to be scheduled by the applicant. You may schedule Cosmetology examinations at several locations around the state. You will receive an eligibility postcard from PSI once you meet all eligibility requirements. The postcard contains instructions for registering and scheduling examinations. You should obtain the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) which provides you with detailed information about the examination administered by PSI.
The written examination is offerred in Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, Lubbock, Midland, San Antonio, Tyler and Waco.
The practical examination is offered in Austin, San Antonio, the DFW Metroplex, the Greater Houston area, McAllen, El Paso, Midland and Amarillo.
The Cosmetology examinations are developed and delivered by PSI. For general information about PSI, go to the company’s website at www.psionline.com. For information about the PSI testing program or, if you are eligible, to register, go to www.psiexams.com.
A Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) is available by clicking on the appropriate link below. The CIB’s are available for download in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Acrobat Reader is necessary to view .pdf files. If you need to obtain a copy of this program it is available as a free download for Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
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