Becoming an electrologist involves learning the skills, techniques and technology to perform permanent hair removal services. Electrolysis is the process of using electricity to permanently remove hair. There are several electrolysis methods, including the single needle method, the multiple needle method, and thermolysis.

To work in this field, you must complete an education program that's approved by the Florida Department of Health.

State License Requirements

The minimum training requirements include 120 hours of classroom training and 200 hours of practical experience. However, many programs go beyond the minimum requirements in order to provide you with greater depth and hands-on experience. The Electrolysis Council of the Florida Department of Health licenses electrologists. You must provide proof of completing your training hours, and you must complete a two-hour course in Prevention of Medical Errors. You must then take the Council's exam. Upon passing the exam, you receive a license that is good for up to two years, and must be renewed by May 31 of even-numbered years.

Education Details

Your education will likely include a comprehensive section on anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and the importance of hygiene while performing electrolysis. The practical portion of your education covers electrolysis tools, techniques, and state regulations. Different variables in electrolysis, including probes, timing, and intensity, will give you lots of practical experience in how to work with different types of hair.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

During each two-year renewal period, you must complete 20 hours of continuing education.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

After completing an electrolysis program, you can work in a variety of settings. Some electrolysis professionals work in beauty salons or skin care centers. Many licensed electrologists (LEs) choose to work for themselves as independent professionals. If you are interested in owning your own business, you can even open your own electrolysis center. The average earnings for LEs in Florida ranges from $28,700 in the beginning of your career to $44,100 or more with more experience, not including tips, according to O-Net. O-Net also anticipates a 20% increase in job openings for skincare specialists between 2010 and 2020.

Working as an Electrologist

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs will grow for electrologists in Florida by 12% through the year 2024. This growth rate is slightly faster than that of similar occupations and significantly faster than the average of all other occupations. This favorable job outlook is largely due to the growing concern of consumers in their personal appearance and safer, laser-free methods of permanent hair removal. The best electrologists can maximize their earnings by working in top dermatology and medical offices or opening their own electrolysis practice.

State board Contact Information

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Board of Cosmetology
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone Number: 850-487-1395
Fax Number: 866-888-1176
E-mail Address: call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us

The Florida State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Florida state cosmetology license.

The Sunshine State has enjoyed a massive rise in professionals who possess
a plentiful portfolio of talent on display to satisfy their clients. That combined
with the proliferation of shops and salons across Florida has led to others looking
to learn these skills including electrology. Many begin with these groups.

Florida Department of Health, Board of Medicine, Electrolysis Council
Florida Medical College
Beauty and Health Institute

Find the Beauty Schools in Florida that interest you below,

Boca Beauty Academy

7820 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Program: Electrology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers - Hollywood

420 S State Road 7,
Hollywood, FL 33020

Program: Electrology

Boca Beauty Academy

7329 North State Road 7,
Parkland, FL 33073

Program: Electrology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach Campus

7587 S. Dixie Highway,
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Program: Electrology

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

4951 Adamo Drive,
Brandon-Tampa area, FL 33605

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Clearwater

2525 Drew Street,
Clearwater, FL 33765

Program: Cosmetology

American Institute of Beauty Inc.

3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164,
Clearwater area-Largo, FL 33771

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Fort Myers

2040 Colonial Blvd,
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lakeland

5101 U.S Highway 98 North,
Lakeland, FL 33812

Program: Cosmetology

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

985 E. Memorial Blvd.,
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 33801

Program: Cosmetology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Orlando

1271 East Semoran Blvd,Suite 131
Orlando, FL 32707

Program: Cosmetology

Daytona College

425 South Nova Road,
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Program: Cosmetology

Florida Barber Academy

51 N. State Road 7,
Plantation, FL 33317

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Palm Beach

Cross County Plaza, 4258 Okeechobee Blvd,(Intersection of Okeechobee & Military Trail)
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Program: Cosmetology

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