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Licensure Requirements

Electrolysis Council

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  • Licensure by Examination
  • AEA PROMETRIC Exam Information
  • Licensure by Endorsement
  • New Facility or New Ownership

BEFORE applying for a license with the State of Florida, the Electrolysis Council encourages all students who have finished the required 320-hour electrolysis training at a Florida approved school to first register to sit for and successfully pass the examination directly with Prometric. To register, please see AEA Prometric Exam Information tab below.

An applicant must submit the application, fees and following documentation:

Proof of Date of Birth – May use either:

  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Birth certificate
  • Current passport
Proof of High School Education
Copy of the actual diploma, high school equivalent diploma or GED, or high school transcript that shows the date of graduation is acceptable. If in a language other than English, a translation must be submitted.

An applicant from a foreign country who does not have a high school diploma, high school equivalent diploma or graduate equivalency diploma shall submit equivalent documentation from a valid credentialing agency. If the document is in a language other than English, then please provide an official translation of the foreign document; this must be done by a qualified individual who can attest to its accurateness.

Proof of Electrolysis Training
Official transcript from an approved electrolysis training program; If not approved, a curriculum outline and a letter from the director of the program are required.
  • 120 hours minimum academic training
  • 200 hours minimum practical experience
The Electrolysis Council approves no home study or correspondence school. For more information contact MQA_Electrolysis@doh.state.fl.us by email or by telephone at 850.245-4373 ext. 2510.

Additional Education Requirements
Prevention of Medical Errors: A two (2) hour Prevention of Medical Errors education course is required for initial licensure. Please visit www.cebroker.com and use the 'course search function' for Electrologist to locate an approved course.

Florida Approved Training Schools (pdf)

Application by Examination Fees

Application Fee $100.00*
Initial License Fee $100.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee $5.00
Total Fee: $205.00

*Application Fees are non-refundable

All fees are payable by check or money order made out to the Department of Health. DO NOT SEND CASH.
The application fees are non-refundable. If requested, the licensure fee may be refunded to you if you are denied licensure or if you decide to withdraw your application.

Examination Fee:
Please note that the examination fee is separate from the application fees and will be paid directly to AEA/PROMETRIC when you register for the exam.
Please contact PROMETRIC at IBEC.Registrations@prometric.com to obtain current information.

If incomplete, the application and fee may not be used for more than one year from the date of original submission of the application and fee.

Send Applications with fees to:

Electrolysis Council
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330.

Fees must accompany the application or the application will not be processed.

Applicants and licensees are responsible for the fees outlined in applicable board or department rule at the time an application is received. If you have questions, please contact the board office for more information.

Temporary Permits
  • Temporary permits may be requested if you wish to practice electrolysis prior to examination and/or licensure.
  • Temporary permits are issued based upon meeting the eligibility requirements and completion of the application file.
  • If you are denied licensure or if you fail the examination, the temporary permit is automatically revoked and you must cease practice immediately. Practicing on a revoked temporary permit can subject you to fines, probation and/or possible denial of licensure. The facility where you have been practicing and the facility owner are also subject to disciplinary action against their licenses by the Board of Medicine.
  • Temporary permits may be withheld prior to the council’s review, based upon the questions or problems that arise.

The American Electrology Association (AEA), Prometric and the Department of Health have developed the licensure exam into a computer based exam format, streamlining the licensure process for Electrologists in the State of Florida.

BEFORE applying for a license with the State of Florida, the Electrolysis Council encourages all students who have finished the required 320-hour electrolysis training at a Florida approved school to first register to sit for and successfully pass the examination directly with Prometric. With the new exam format, you can set an appointment with a testing site that is convenient to a location near you on any date and time available at that site. 

Once you have taken the test and passed, you will be ready to submit your application along with the required supporting documents to the Council Office.  When the Council Office receives confirmation of your test scores from Prometric, you will be licensed the same day.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING FOR IBEC LICENSURE EXAM WITH PROMETRIC

  • REGISTER for the examination using the PROMETRIC SCHEDULING LINK at: https://www.prometric.com/en-us/for-test-takers/pages/schedule.aspx
  • The Examination Fee of $150 is to be paid directly to PROMETRIC, by credit card, at the time you go online to register.
  • You will select your Preferred Exam Date and Preferred Location within the registration/scheduling system.
  • If you do not have access to schedule the exam online, contact a PROMETRIC Scheduling Representative at 1‐800‐881‐4214.You will need to have your credit card ready to pay the examination fee by phone.
  • If you have to Cancel or Re‐Schedule the Exam, you will need your PROMETRIC Confirmation Number to do so through its scheduling system.You will pay PROMETRIC a $50 fee any time you cancel or re‐schedule.
  • Contact PROMETRIC Testing Accommodations at 1‐800‐967‐1139 BEFORE you register for the examination, if you will require Special Testing Accommodations during the exam (for those who need assist under the Americans with Disabilities Act).

View the “What to Expect on Test Day Video” at https://vimeo.com/74953443

Licensure by Endorsement
The endorsement method is for an applicant who holds an active license or other authority to practice electrology in a jurisdiction whose licensure requirements are determined by the board to be equivalent to the requirements for licensure in this state.

Please note the following supporting documentation required to be submitted with your licensure application:

Law and Rules
A copy of the laws and rules from the jurisdiction where you were licensed during the year that you were licensed must be submitted with your application for review by the Council.
To aid the Council in reviewing your documents, you may submit a course curriculum or outline from the training school that you attended.

Verification of Licensure in another State
The Electrolysis Council staff will seek verification of your active Electrologist license through the applicable state or jurisdiction's website.  If verification is unavailable on the web, or the website does not include all information required for verification, we will request that you submit the form included on the last page of the application packet, to the applicable state or jurisdiction, for each Electrologist and health related license or certificate currently or ever held. All verifications must be sent to the council office directly from each respective state or jurisdiction.

Note: The Electrolysis Council approves no home study or correspondence school courses. For more information contact us at MQA.Electrolysis@flhealth.gov or by telephone at 850-245-4373.

Additional Education Requirements
Prevention of Medical Errors: A two (2) hour Prevention of Medical Errors education course is required for initial licensure.  Please visit www.cebroker.com and use the "Course Search" function for "Electrologists" to locate an approved medical errors course provider.

Endorsement Breakdown of Fees - Exam fee will be paid directly to Prometric (testing vendor)
Application Fee $100.00*
Initial License Fee $100.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee $5.00
Total Fee: $205.00
*Application Fees are non-refundable
All fees are payable by check or money order made out to the Department of Health. DO NOT SEND CASH.

The application fees are non-refundable. If requested, the licensure fee may be refunded to you if you are denied licensure or if you decide to withdraw your application. If incomplete, the application and fee may not be used for more than one year from the date of original submission of the application and fee.

Send Applications with fees to:

Electrolysis Council
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330.


Fees must accompany the application or the application will not be processed.
Applicants and licensees are responsible for the fees outlined in applicable board or department rule at the time an application is received. If you have questions, please contact the board office for more information.

New Facility or New Ownership

  • Licensure is required for new facilities or existing licensed facilities that have new owners.
  • A new application must be submitted when ownership changes.
  • No license for operation of an electrology facility may be transferred from the name of the licensee to the name of another person. If a facility is sold, the new owner must apply to the Department for licensure and no electrolysis services may be performed in the facility after the sale until the new owner has received the required license from the Department. A person purchasing an electrology facility may apply to the Department for licensure prior to the date of purchase.
  • Electrolysis Facility licensure is required anytime a licensed Electrologist is providing services in a facility as an independent contractor or business owner. Only when the licensed Electrologist is the employee of a doctor licensed by The Florida Board of Medicine or The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine is a facility license not required. Questions about whether  a facility license is required maybe directed to MQA.Electrolysis@flhealth.gov 
  • Required equipment and safety and sanitary requirements are listed in Rule 64B8-51.006, F.A.C. Compliance with these requirements is mandatory upon inspection. You may also review inspection requirements at Electrolysis Facility and Training School.
  • Practicing in or allowing the practice of electrolysis in an unlicensed facility is punishable by a fine from $250 to $5,000 and other disciplinary penalties up to denial of licensure of the facility. The Electrologist as well as the facility owner may be fined and/or disciplined by the Board of Medicine.
  • Upon completion of the application and prior to licensure, the department will make arrangements to send an inspector from the Department of Health to the facility to determine compliance with the law and rules.
  • The inspector will have an inspection form upon which compliance is documented. A copy will be supplied to the applicant by the inspector. This form must be displayed in a conspicuous location within the facility.
  • When the department determines that the proposed electrology facility has met the requirements set forth by rule, the applicant will be issued a license.
  • When an applicant fails to meet all the requirements provided in this section, the agency shall deny the application in writing and shall list the specific requirements not met. No applicant denied licensure because of failure to meet the requirements shall be precluded from reapplying for licensure.

Transfer of Facility

  • When a licensed facility is transferring locations, the old facility license must be surrendered with the transfer of location application.
  • Required equipment and safety and sanitary requirements are listed in Rule 64B8-51.006, F.A.C. Compliance with these requirements is mandatory upon inspection. You may also review inspection requirements at Electrolysis Facility and Training School.
  • Upon completion of the transfer of location application, the council office will notify the applicant (facility license holder) that a request for inspection has been made. Upon receipt of the completion letter, electrolysis services may be performed in the new location up to 60 days, commencing with the first day of practice in the new facility.
  • Please notify the council office if your facility is not inspected within 60 days.
  • The inspector will have an inspection form upon which compliance is documented. A copy will be supplied to the applicant (facility license holder) by the inspector. This form must be displayed in a conspicuous location within the facility.
  • When the department determines that the transferred facility has met the requirements set forth by rule, a new license will be issued.
  • If a transferred facility does not meet the requirements upon inspection set forth by rule, a new license will not be issued until the specific requirements have been met.

Facility Breakdown of Fees

Application Fee $100.00*
Initial License Fee $100.00
Inspection Fee $100.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee $5.00
Total Fee $305.00

Facility Transfer Breakdown of Fees

Application Fee $100.00*
Inspection Fee $100.00
Total Fee $200.00

*Application Fees are non-refundable
All fees are payable by check or money order made out to the Department of Health. DO NOT SEND CASH.

The application fees are non-refundable. If requested, the licensure fee may be refunded to you if you are denied licensure or if you decide to withdraw your application. If incomplete, the application and fee may not be used for more than one year from the date of original submission of the application and fee.

Send Applications with fees to:

Electrolysis Council
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330.

Fees must accompany the application or the application will not be processed.

Applicants and licensees are responsible for the fees outlined in applicable board or department rule at the time an application is received. If you have questions, please contact the board office for more information.