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Oklahoma Electrologists


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, 2024. Continuing Education Requirements

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda (last modified) Results
February 2024 Agenda (02/05/2024) Results
October 2023 Agenda (10/09/2023) Results
February 28 2023 Agenda (02/03/2023) Results
February 2023 Agenda (01/17/2023) Results

Forms & Resources

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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.
Form 3 - Allied Verification of Licensure Certification
Continuing Education Request Form-Updated September 2023.
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.
Time Deficiencies - Use this form to report gaps in your employment history when applying for a license.


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Law for Registered Electrologists




Personally Identifiable Information notice - describes how the board stores and uses Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

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, 2024.

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?
    Please use our Online Bill-Pay site to order your license verification letter or you may send a written request with the fee of $25. Verifications that are accompanied by the appropriate fee are processed and mailed daily.
  2. When will I get a renewal notice?
    Although there is no statutory requirement to give notice, the Board does mail renewal notice postcards to your mailing address on file and several emails to email on file starting approximately sixty (60) and thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of a license. Please keep the Board informed of your current mailing and email address at all times. If you did not receive a notice, contact the Board office and a duplicate will be sent. Any renewal post-marked after the expiration date is considered late and the late fee will be required. Not receiving a renewal notice is not grounds for waiving the late fee.
  3. How do I renew my license and update my personal/practice profile to include my address and emails?
    Go to the Licensee/Applicant Login page to see if your profession can renew online. If your profession is not listed please contact the Board immediately.
  4. When and How can I get a new wallet card?
    Go to Print/Download your Wallet Card and login with the same credentials you used to renew online. If you did not renew online and/or your profession is not listed as one that can renew online please contact the Board to obtain your PIN number. You will have access to your current wallet card and your license profile page 24/7. We stopped printing and mailing wallet cards since early 2018.

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