Currently, all barber licensing in Texas falls under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
Texas Barber License Requirements
1500 hours training at barber school
Apprenticeship is not currently permitted for a barber license.
Texas Barber License Renewal
It costs $53 to renew your barber license, and it must be renewed every two years by the date of your original licensuer.
Texas Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer
Texas does have reciprocity with certain states for transferring barber licenses. Reciprocity and transfer is based on whether your home state has equivalent or greater education and testing requirements. There is no reciprocity with FL, HI, IL, IN, IA, NJ, NY, OR, PA or Puerto Rico, so talk to the TX board about whether special exams or additional training hours are required if you’re from one of those states. The cost to transfer your barber license to Texas is $167.
Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulations