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Electrologist Licensure Requirements


Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


In order to be eligible for Connecticut electrologist licensure, all applicants must have:


Completed educational preparation in an electrology school approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Electrologists;


Be a high school graduate or hold a high school equivalency diploma issued by the appropriate state educational authority;


Successfully complete the following examinations (please select this link for the examination schedule):


Connecticut Board of Examiners for Electrologists Practical Skills Examination;


The applicant must demonstrate skill in using both short wave and galvanic methods of electrolysis.  The applicant must bring his/her own model with adequate coarse facial hair, as well as equipment in good working order.  Please select this link for additional information regarding the examination.  Please select this link for the examination schedule.


The International Board of Electrologist Certification, American Electrologist Association Examination (IBEC/AEA).


IBEC/AEA Examination Registration


Applicants need to register online for the IBEC/AEA Licensure examination with Prometric.  Select this link to register online.  The examination fee will be paid online directly to Prometric during registration.


Please do not submit your Connecticut license application until such time as you are registered for the examination with the testing service.  Applicants will receive an appointment verification from Prometric once registered for the examination. 


Please note examination results are not released by the Department via the telephone.  Results are not official until received in this office.  The Department will mail official results to candidates following routine processing.


If you have successfully completed the American Electrolysis Association examination for professional certification as an electrologist, you are not required to complete the IBEC/AEA examination for Connecticut licensure.  Please arrange for Prometric to send your official score report directly to this office.

If you are requesting special testing accommodations for the examination you need to contact Prometric prior to registering online.

Documentation Requirements


An applicant for licensure must arrange for the following documents to be submitted directly to this office from the source:


A completed, notarized application with a  bank check or money order in the amount of  $150.00, made payable to "Treasurer, State of Connecticut;"


An official high school transcript or documentation of equivalency;


A letter directly from the appropriate authority of an approved school of electrology indicating successful completion of a course of study in electrology including dates of attendance and the number of hours of theory and practical instruction; and


If applicable, official verification sent directly from each state in which a license is or has ever been held.  Please contact the state prior to submitting the request form as many states charge a fee for this service.


Verification of successful completion of the IBEC/AEA examination submitted directly from the testing service.   


All supporting documents must be sent directly from the prime source to:


Department of Public Health

Electrologist Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12APP

P.O. Box 340308 

Hartford, CT 06134 

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1929