Board Certification for Electrologists
What is Board Certification?
Board certification (Certified Professional Electrologist, "CPE") in the electrology profession, as in any field, is created by the profession to encourage a commitment to on-going education and more participation from its practitioners. Achieving this additional credential is voluntary and is not a requirement to practice in Massachusetts.
Why do I want it?
The Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) credential is evidence of an electrologist who has elected to go the extra mile. Independent of state requirements, this professional has elected to be tested by examination and has committed to a specified amount of continuing education in a specified period of time in order to maintain this credential.
How do I get it?
The CPE credential is acquired through the successful completion of a written certification test administered by The Chauncy Group, a subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. The CPE credential is a product of the International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC).
How do I maintain it?
The CPE must recertify every five years by either (1) accruing a minimum of 75 hours of continuing education (7.5 CEUs) or (2) being tested again by written examination.
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