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Massachusetts Association of Electrologists

The Massachusetts Association of Electrologists, Inc. (MAE) was chartered in 1950. We are a not-for-profit organization primarily dedicated to the continuing education of electrologists and the enhancement of the electrology profession. Our focus is to disseminate information, provide a fertile forum for the exchange of ideas, and promote electrolysis to the public and to other professionals. Membership in this organization is comprised of professional practitioners of needle electrolysis.

The MAE membership elects 4 officers and 3 board of directors, each of whom assumes the chair of a working committee, every two years. A board of advisors, comprised of MAE's past-president, offers guidance in association activities.

MAE provides its members much support in the form of a monthly e-newsletter and 18 hours (1.8 CEUs) of continuing education each year. Member electrologists are kept apprised of changes in the medical environment and within the profession in the best interest of the public welfare.


Acting on our mission of championing on-going consumer protection, MAE submitted legislation which would require mandated continuing education as a condition of electrology relicensure. Sponsored by Rep. Patricia Walrath, (D - Stow), Massachusetts Governor A. Paul Cellucci signed this important legislation into law in July of 2000. The details of the execution of this mandate is under the purview of the Massachusetts State Board of Registration of Electrologists. MAE, always advocating for the health and safety of both the public and the electrology practitioner, is proud to have participated in the creation of this landmark legislation.

Continuing Education

MAE has dedicated itself to making sure its membership is offered more than the required number of state-mandated continuing education units (CEUs) for relicensure every two years without having to leave the state. Originally structured to support our board certified electrologists (CPEs) who are required to secure 75 hours of continuing education (7.5 CEUs) every five years, we offer 18 hours of continuing education (1.8 CEUs) annually or 36 hours (3.6 CEUs) every 2 years, while the state requires 10 hours (1.0 CEUs) every two years. This MAE commitment adds up to 90 hours (9.0 CEUs) in a five-year CPE recertification period.

In addition, we assure our members ample opportunity to earn CEUs in the MA-required course topics by offering above and beyond the requirement. Therefore, MAE members have more than one opportunity to secure the number of CEUs they need in the appropriate topics.

To make sure that our members are well served, MAE annually offers its members two free-of-charge evening meetings, each of which offers 3 hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education. In addition, two all-day seminars are offered at a reduced fee, each containing 6 hours of continuing education (0.6 CEUs). The seminars, which are currently virtual via ZOOM due to Covid, would include a continental breakfast and lunch...always with a yummy dessert... manufacturers' displays and speaker handouts to reinforce what you've learned.

For MAE Bylaws follow this link.