HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE AN ELECTROLOGIST
Regulation of electrology is on a state-by-state basis. States regulating the practice of electrology require a practitioner to hold a valid license. Currently states like Washington, Minnesota, and Idaho do not regulate electrologists at all.
Our electrologist was trained in Wisconsin, where all electrology schools, instructors, and electrologists are state licensed, (they would hold an “RE” designation or “LE”, both mean the same thing, that they have passed the state approved license examination).
In Washington, neither schools nor instructors or electrologists have to be licensed so the consumer needs to be selecting their electrologists carefully as there is no licensure to guarantee competence.
Look for an electrologist who attended a school in a licensed state, which ensures the consumer that they have received a quality education. The abbreviation CE designates a “Certified Electrologist” which means that they finished some type of program. Be sure to ask where they were trained and for how long their certifying program was.
Membership in the American Electrology Association or other professional organization can indicate the electrologist is keeping current within their field. Look for certificates, with current dates. An electrologist with ”CPE” designation is a Certified Professional Electrologist.
It is a voluntary national certification awarded with the passing of a written certification examination and indicates a willingness to pursue advanced opportunities.
Most electrologists offer a free consultation as we do. Meet with them and look for a clean, professional office space and modern equipment. Find someone you can trust and enjoy spending some quality hair-removal time with.