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The Electrolysis Council is an advisory council under the supervision of the Board of Medicine and was legislatively established to ensure that every electrologist and electrology facility in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Electrolysis Council is responsible for licensing, monitoring and educating electrologists to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida. The Board of Medicine is responsible for discipline of any violations of the profession's regulations.

Licensure Options for Evacuees from Puerto Rico

All applicants must fully complete and submit the required licensure application form. Examination applicants are required to provide proof of the required electrolysis training, proof of high school diploma or equivalent and proof of being of at least 18 years of age. Applicants from Puerto Rico who submitted proof of high school diploma or high school equivalence to an approved electrolysis training program may be able to request a copy be provided to the Council Office directly from the training program. Official transcripts, however, must be provided as proof of an applicant’s successful completion of Florida’s required academic and clinical electrolysis training requirements.

Applicants seeking to endorse a valid Electrologist license from another state may contact the Council Office at for more information.

If you hold a license in Puerto Rico, verification will be required. Council Staff will make all efforts to assist with confirmation licensure.

Temporary permits are issued to persons (typically examination applicants) whom the Council determines has met the licensure requirements, has had a licensed Electrologist sign agreeing to supervise them while they are preparing to sit for the licensure examination. Applicants must also provide verifiable proof of having scheduled the examination through submission of formal authorization from Prometric.

An Opportunity to Serve Florida: Become a Member of the Florida Electrolysis Council

Learn more about the application process.

Protect Your License. Know the Law.

Many electrologists facing discipline by the Board of Medicine claim they did not know.

Not knowing does not alleviate accountability. Become familiar with the Grounds for Discipline found in Section 456.072(1), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and possible Disciplinary Actions found in the Electrology Practice Act – Section 478.52. F.S.

Notice to Licensees About FraudulentDocuments

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is aware that documents purportedly originating from DOH requesting information of a sensitive nature have been received by members of the public. These documents request licensees share information that may be used to commit fraud against a licensee or patient. DOH is committed to protecting the integrity of DOH licensees and consumers. The DOH Office of Inspector General is in contact with the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate fraud perpetrated on our licensees.

Should you receive a document that appears to be from DOH, but you believe may be fraudulent, you may contact your local law enforcement agency or you may contact DOH at 850-488-0595 for instructions on how to proceed. Your cooperation and assistance is vital in protecting the continued integrity of DOH licensees and our consumers.