TPCA knows how stressful the decision-making process can be when selecting a school that is right for you. We strive to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision in taking the next steps to a beautiful career and make this admissions process as seamless as possible for you to apply. TPCA is cognizant that when you invest in learning, you are investing in your future.

Remember, TPCA is centered on your needs and our faculty and staff are eager to help. We are in this together and you are not alone: #OneTPCA.

See below for the admission requirements for each course.

  • Cosmetology

  • Esthetician

  • Nail Technology

  • Barber

  • Instructor



Start Dates

*TPCA reserves the right to modify course schedules and enrollment periods contingent to enrollment (applicant) outcomes.

Applicants Must Attend Orientation Before Start Date.

  • January 14, 2020

  • February 19, 2020

  • March 24, 2020

  • April 21, 2020

  • May 19, 2020

  • June 16, 2020

  • July 22, 2020

  • August 19, 2020

  • September 16, 2020​

  • October 14, 2020

  • November 11, 2020





The Professional Cosmetology Academy (TPCA) is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) and nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). To ensure prospective students are provided with all the pertinent information needed to make an informed decision to proceed with enrollment, each agency requires schools to provide valuable information. Below you will find some helpful links to our school catalog, annual security report, and other disclosures and pre-enrollment information that may assist you as you register for a program or continue your education. For additional information please reference the school catalog.


TPCA's School Catalog is the official catalog of TPCA and takes precedence over all previously published versions. This catalog is not intended to nor does it contain all policies that relate to students. Students are held individually responsible for complying with all requirements of the rules and regulations of TPCA. Failure to read and comply with policies, regulations, and procedures will not exempt a student from being governed by and accountable to them.

School Catalog




Each agency requires schools to provide valuable information regarding outcome rates in the areas of graduation, placement, and licensure. TPCA obtains this information by applying quantitative standards to an identified cohort of students each year, then reviewing the performance of that cohort over time to determine how many completed their program within a reporting period. Note: Outcome rates are calculated at the institutional and program level.

The following statistics represent institutional outcomes for graduation rates, job placement rates, and licensure exam pass rates as of 11/30/2019, as reported in the NACCAS 2018 Annual Report for the 2018 student.

Annual Report: Graduation, Licensure, & Placement Rates


TPCA does not guarantee employment; the beauty and grooming industry has an ongoing need for well-trained professionals. Never forget that enrolling in a barber or beauty school is the first stepping stone towards your success. It takes a culmination of TPCA’s values, commitment to continuing education, and remaining abreast in the latest trends of your chosen field of study to increase the likelihood of financial stability. And don't forget, becoming part of the TPCA tribe comes faculty and staff who are centered at your needs because it is essential to TPCA that you feel acclimated and equipped to commence your journey on the right foot and meet your career goals. Click on the program codes below to obtain an overview of your program of interest, including wage and employment trend information.


Cosmetology Operator: 

SOC Code: 39-5012.00 - Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 

CIP Code:12.0401 - Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Class A Barber:

SOC Code: 39-5011.00 - Barbers

CIP Code 12.0402 - Barbering/Barber



SOC Code: 39-5094.00 - Skincare Specialists

CIP Code: CIP Code 12.0409 - Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist


Nail Technician: 

SOC Code: 39-5092.00 - Manicurists and Pedicurists

CIP Code 12.0410 - Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist



SOC Code: 25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

CIP Code 12.0413 - Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor


ADA Disability Policy


Disability Verification Form


TPCA is neither involved in the review nor decision process of any criminal history evaluations conducted by TDLR. The academy is not responsible for any adverse outcomes. Please note having a criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from obtaining a license.

Every individual who applies for a license with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (“the Department”) is subject to a criminal background check to determine his or her suitability for the license. If an applicant knowingly has a criminal background, the applicant is highly encouraged to contact the Department before applying to determine if it will hinder their ability to become licensed in the state. Section 51.4012 and Chapter 53, Subchapter D, of the Occupations Code, allows a person to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the Department, prior to actually applying for a license.

TPCA is not responsible for students denied licensure. For more information visit: 

 Licensure Requirements 

What do I need for a license?



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