The cosmetology instructor training program is a 750-hour program which prepares students in lesson planning, class presentation and clinical management. Upon completion, students will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to apply for the state examination. Prior to enrolling in a student instructor program, the applicant must produce a high school diploma or its equivalent, submit a current health certificate, hold a current operator license, have had two years of work experience as an operator, and complete a successful interview with the program director. A demonstration of professional skills and a philosophy consistent with the program direction are also prerequisites to enrollment. This program is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.