Electrology in Massachusetts
Electrology consumers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are fortunate to be treated by practitioners who are governed by the progressive Massachusetts 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 education requirements, appropriate policy and continuing education standards. Massachusetts is proud to have licensing and continuing education requirements that are among the highest in the country.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts insists on the highest standards in electrology licensing.
A minimum training of 1100 hours, consisting of both didatic 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 a written and 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. Registered Electrologists must strictly adhere to the state statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of electrology.
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 will, upon application, schedule the test during the regular testing periods. This test is comprised of both written and oral examination.