Oklahoma State SealOklahoma State Seal
Oklahoma Electrologists

Welcome!

An Electrologist is a person licensed to practice electrolysis. Electrolysis is the practice of using an electrosurgical apparatus (needle) to accomplish permanent hair removal by inserting electric current into the hair follicle thereby destroying living tissue and germinative hair cells.

Educational requirements to become a Registered Electrologist (R.E.) include college courses in human anatomy, human physiology, microbiology and chemistry or equivalent courses. These courses must be comprehensive in content and designed for the allied health or biological-life science major. A bachelor’s degree is no longer required for licensure. Upon meeting the educational requirement, candidates for licensure must complete a curriculum of electrology study and an internship under the direct supervision of a Registered Electrologist who has been approved as a Preceptor. Licensure Requirements

Registered Electrologist licenses are renewed annually. R.E.s must obtain 15 contact hours of continuing education within the three year accounting period. The current accounting period ends December 31, 2015. Continuing Education Requirements

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Month Agenda (last modified) Results
August 2017 Agenda (08/10/2017) Results
June 2017 Agenda (06/15/2017) Results
January 2017 Agenda (01/24/2017) Results
December 2016 Agenda (11/30/2016) Results
August 2016 Agenda (08/11/2016) Results
February 2016 Agenda (02/04/2016) Results

Forms & Resources

Get Adobe Reader

If you are unable to open the PDF files below, right-click on the "Download" link, select "Save Target", save it to your computer, then "Open" it from your computer.

Allied Professionals Registration Click on the link to the left to fill out your Application for licensure Online. This is for New Licenses and Reinstatements only. A PDF containing the instructions may be downloaded below
Requirements and Procedure for Applying for Licensure as a Registered Electrologist - updated - April 2014.
Evidence of Status Form - New legislation took effect November 1, 2007, requiring the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to issue a license only to U.S. citizens, nationals and legal permanent resident aliens; and to applicants who present valid documentary evidence of: A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the U.S.; A pending or approved application for asylum in the U.S.; Admission into the U.S. in refugee status; A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the U.S.; Approved deferred action status; or A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent residence status or conditional resident status. Applicants in the above six categories will only be eligible to receive a license card that is valid for the time period of their authorized stay in the U.S., or if there is no date of end to the time period of their authorized stay, for one year. The information will be verified through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In order to verify citizenship or qualified alien status, applicants for licensure by endorsement or examination or for reinstatement of their license, must submit an Evidence of Status Form and the required supporting documentation with their application.
Oath and Photo Page - must accompany all new license applications.
Continuing Education Report-Updated Sept 2006.
APPLICATION FOR ELECTROLOGIST PRECEPTORSHIP - 12/2006 (Use this form to apply to be a Preceptor.)
Extended Background Check (EBC) Consent to Perform Criminal History Background Check in Compliance with the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act)
Application for Modification - submit this form for a Name Change on an existing license along with official documentation (copy of marriage license, divorce decree, etc) and fee.

Laws

Get Adobe Reader

If you are unable to open the PDF files below, right-click on the "Download" link, select "Save Target", save it to your computer, then "Open" it from your computer.

Law for Registered Electrologists

Rules

Rules: OKLAHOMA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TITLE 435. STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND SUPERVISION CHAPTER 40. REGISTERED ELECTROLOGISTS - Amended 9/12/2014

Continuing Education Requirements

Registered Electrologist licenses are renewed annually. R.E.s must obtain 15 contact hours of continuing education within the three year accounting period. The current accounting period ends December 31, 2015.

Oklahoma Administrative Code Title 435.
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Chapter 40. Registered Electrologists

435:40-1-9. License renewal and replacement

(f) Continuing education.

(1) Requirements. Applicants for renewal of their certificate as a Registered Electrologist must provide evidence to show successful completion of continuing education and compliance with the following requirements:

(A) A continuing education unit (CEU) is the equivalent of ten contact hours.

(B) The Advisory Committee of Registered Electrologists will oversee the program.CEUs will be awarded by the Committee or the Committee chairperson with ratification by the Committee at the next meeting.

(C) CEUs will be approved according to the established guidelines and accepted proposal or at the discretion of the Committee when the aforementioned are inadequate or inapplicable.

(D) CEUs must be obtained over the designated accounting period for licensure.

(E) CEUs acquired beyond the requirement cannot be credited to the next accounting period.

(F) The accounting period shall be three (3) years and 1.5 CEUs will be required during that period. Licensees shall report to the Committee earned CEUs no later than October 31 of the third year of the accounting period prior. The final two months of the accounting period shall be used by the Committee to review the reported CEUs earned by licensees prior to the renewal date to which the reported CEUs apply.

(G) Submittals must be made on standardized submittal cards signed by the sponsor of the program or activity being submitted for credit.

(H) Submittal cards may be obtained through the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision or the O.S.E.A.

(I) Submittals must be made to the Committee through the Board.

(J) The Committee will account for acquired CEUs and yearly notify each Registered Electrologist of the number acquired and the number lacking.

(K) New licentiates will be required to obtain CEUs on a pro rata basis depending upon when they are licensed during the accounting period. Furthermore, no CEUs will be required during the full calendar year in which one is just licensed.

(2) Traditional methods of CEUs.

(A) Workshops

(B) Seminars

(C) Conferences

The above are given by National, Regional or State electrolysis organizations.

(D) Programs attended at OSEA quarterly meetings

(E) Electrolysis related workshop, seminar or conference given by Committee approved school or other Assigned value = 0.1 CEU per hour of program attended.

(F) Journal of Electrology articles and other courses approved by the American Electrology Association.

(3) Alternative Methods of CEUs.

(A) Presentation of electrolysis programs

(i) Presentation at National, Regional or State electrolysis organizational workshops, seminar or conference.

(ii) Other presentation as approved by the Committee Assigned value = .05 to 0.2 CEUs per presentation.

(B) Publications (published or accepted for publication)

(i) Authorship or co-authorship of a book relating to electrolysis. 0.3 CEUs

(ii) Authorship of a chapter in a book or journal article that appears in a professional electrolysis or health journal. 0.2 CEUs

(iii) Authorship of an article, book review or abstract in a National, Regional or State electrolysis or health newsletter or magazine. 0.5 CEUs

(iv) Production of other media such as videotape, slide/ tape presentation, etc. that is available for general viewing as approved by the Committee. Assigned value = 0.05 to 0.3 CEUs per publication or finished product.

(C) Research

(i) Principal or co-investigator, project director or research assistant. Research proposal and final results submitted to Committee for approval.

(ii) Quality assurance studies completed and published in a journal, newsletter or professional magazine. Assigned value = 0.2 CEUs per project.

(D) Formal course work

(i) College and university course work directly relating to improvement, advancement licensure or those in the Newberry degree program).

(ii) College and university courses that are indirectly related, yet support  skills and knowledge will be evaluated individually and assigned value accordingly by the Committee (i.e. business, improving human relations, etc.). Assigned value = 0.1 to 0.3 CEUs as approved.

(E) Independent study

(i) Independent reading of articles, books, or journals followed by written or oral review.

(ii) Watching relevant videotapes or programs followed by a written or    oral review.

(iii) Listening to electrolysis or other health related seminar tapes followed by a written or oral review.

(iv) Other self-study relevant to the practice of Electrology.

(v) Values will be assigned for each submittal based on relevance to one's practice and the complexity of the material. Assigned value = .05 to 0.1 as approved, not to exceed 0.2 CEUs in one accounting period.

(F) National certification - C.C.E. or C.P.E. Achievement of a National certification by a recognized body such as AEA or SCME will be awarded 0.2 CEUs one time only. Assigned value = 0.2 CEUs one time only.

(G) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification or recertification. Assigned value = .2 CEUs per accounting period.

Licensing Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I obtain written verification of a license?
    Send a written request with the fee of $25. Verifications that are accompanied by the appropriate fee are processed and mailed daily. If a request comes in without the fee it is forwarded to the business office for billing prior to being mailed.
  2. When will I get a renewal notice?
    Although there is no statutory requirement to give notice, the Board does mail renewal notices approximately sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of a license. All notices are mailed to the mailing address we have on file. Please keep the Board informed of your current mailing address at all times. If you did not receive a notice, contact the Board office and a duplicate will be sent. Within the next few months we will start mailing a reminder card thirty (30) days prior to license expiration if you have not renewed. Any renewal post-marked after the expiration date is considered late and the late fee will be required. Not receiving a notice is not grounds for waiving the late fee.
  3. When will I get a new wallet card?
    Renewals are posted daily as they arrive at the Board office. Each Monday, wallet cards are printed and mailed for everyone who renewed the previous week. If you submitted your payment and do not receive a new card within the next couple of weeks, contact the Board office. Please renew early in order to receive your new card prior to the old card expiring.

Back to the Medical Board home page