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 14-18 hours (1.4-1.8 CEUs) of continuing education each year. Member electrologists are kept apprised of changes in the medical environment within the profession in the best interest of the public welfare.
MAE has dedicated itself to making sure its membership is offered more than the required number of state-mandated 10 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 14-18 hours of continuing education (1.4-1.8 CEUs) annually or 28-36 hours (2.8 - 3.6 CEUs) every 2 years, while the state requires 10 hours (1.0 CEUs) every two years. This MAE commitment adds up to 70-90 hours (7.0-9.0 CEUs) in a five-year CPE recertification period.
One of the benefits of belonging to the American Electrology Assocation as an MAE member, is home study credits earned easily through your bi-annual BLUE AEA Journal of Electrology mailed to your address each year. Additional CPE credits are easily acquired through this AEA resource to all MAE members.
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 2-3 hours (0.2-0.3 CEUs) of continuing education. In addition, two all-day seminars are offered at a half priced fee, each containing 5-6 hours of continuing education (0.5-0.6 CEUs). The seminars, which are currently virtual via ZOOM due to Covid, would, when we offer in person training, include a continental breakfast and lunch...always with a yummy dessert... manufacturers' displays and speaker handouts to reinforce what you've learned.