** Governor Deval Patrick's HB #4254 Passed! - New Definition for Electrolysis Submitted by MAE Included in Bill
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts insists on the highest standards in electrology licensing. To this end, the electrology profession is governed by the State Board of Registration of Electrologists, a board which serves under the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure. Comprised of three registered electrologists, one medical doctor and one public member, this body functions to address consumer safety and the safety of the members of the electrology profession through establishing educational requirements, appropriate policy and continuing education standards.
MA Requirements for the Practice of Electrology
A minimum training of 1100 hours, consisting of both didactic and practical education, is required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the practice of electrology. Upon successful completion of a course of study at a state-approved electrology school, each candidate must pass both a written and a practical State Board examination. Successful completion of the state examination results in the issuance of a state license which allows the candidate the designation of "Registered Electrologist". Electrology licenses are renewed every two years, at which time the electrologist must have satisfied the requirement of 10 hours (1.0 CEUs) of continuing education for relicensure. For more information on what topics MUST be included among those 10 hours (1.0 CEUs), please click on our link to the state website, below. Registered Electrologists must strictly adhere to the state statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of electrology.
MA Requirements for Becoming an Instructor
Registered Electrologists who have actively practiced electrolysis in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 5 years or more are eligible to take a state examination to become an electrology instructor. This examination is offered by the State Board of Registration of Electrologists who, upon application, will offer the test during the regular testing periods. This test is comprised of both written and oral examination.
MA State Board of Registration of Electrologists Website