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Electrolysis Council

To determine whether a facility that provides traditional electrolysis, laser and light-based hair removal services is exempt from licensure, please review the requirements outlined below.

64B8-51.006(2), Florida Administrative Code, Rule Governing Licensure and Inspection of Electrology Facilities.

  • (2) Electrology Facility Licensure.
  • (a) The owner of an electrology facility is required to obtain a license for the electrology facility. However…

…physicians licensed under Chapter 458 (Medical Doctors) or 459 (Osteopathic Physicians), F.S., who are operating an electrology facility on the premises of their medical practice location are not required to obtain an electrology facility license and…

… electrologists employed by physicians licensed under Chapter 458 (Medical Doctors) or 459 (Osteopathic Physicians), and practicing at the physician’s medical practice location are not required to obtain an electrology facility license.

Please note that the Council Office does not determine whether individuals qualify for an exemption for facility licensure. The Medical Doctor, Osteopathic Physician or Electrologist is encouraged to review the requirements above and ensure he or she meets the stated criteria. If uncertain, consultation with a legal advisor may be helpful to making a determination in this regard.

If it is determined the exemption criteria is not met, please visit the Florida Electrolysis Council’s website where you may apply for an Electrology Facility License online or complete the application form to print and mail in with the required $305 fee to the P.O. Box address noted on the front of the application packet. For the quickest licensure process, please be sure to set-up your facility according to the applicable checklists on pp. 11-12 of the application instructions, before submission of your application.

Please note that facilities requiring licensure, but operating without same, may be subject to the provisions of Rule Chapter 64B8-55, Florida Administrative Code, Discipline and Licensure Restrictions.

Please contact the Council Office at or 850-245-4373 with any questions.