Electrologist Licensure Requirements


20-269-3. Definitions

As used in sections 20-269-3 to 20-269-8, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies:

(a)            "Department" means the Department of Public Health.

(b)        "Board" means the Board of Examiners of Electrologists.

(Effective October 30, 1987; Amended effective March 8, 2001; Amended effective July 25, 2002.)


20-269-4. Pre-professional education

All applicants for licensure shall be high school graduates or hold a high school equivalency diploma issued by the appropriate state educational or federal armed services authority.

(Effective October 30, 1987.)


20-269-5. Professional education program approval

(a)        In order for a professional education program to be utilized by an applicant for licensure, it must meet the following requirements:

(1)        The curriculum shall consist of a minimum of six hundred hours of electrology instruction.

(2)            The curriculum shall include the following:

(A)            At least two hundred hours of classroom instruction in basic sciences applicable to electrology, including but not limited to:  bacteriology, sanitation and hygiene, biology, dermatology, trichology, theory of electricity, electrolysis and principles of infection control.

(B)            At least four hundred hours of practical instruction in epilation techniques, utilizing electrolysis (direct current/DC) and thermolysis (alternating current/AC) modalities.

(b)            Programs shall be individually reviewed and approved by the Board with the consent of the Department.  The program shall submit such materials as may be required to the Board and Department for the purpose of review and approval.

(Effective October 30, 1987; Amended effective March 8, 2001; Amended effective July 25, 2002.)


20-269-6. Professional education

(a)        All applicants for licensure shall have successfully completed a curriculum of electrology instruction approved by the Board with the consent of the Department in accordance with Section 20-269-5 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

(b)        The electrology instruction shall be completed within a program which holds all licensure, approval, and accreditation required by Connecticut or such other state as the program is located within.

(Effective October 30, 1987; Amended effective July 25, 2002.)


20-269-7. Infection control standards

(a)        All licensed hypertrichologists shall maintain infection control standards during the practice of hypertrichology to include, but not be limited to the following:

(1)        Universal blood and body fluid precautions as recommended by the centers for disease control;

(2)            A state of cleanliness in all treatment areas;

(3)            Cleaning and sterilization of reusable instruments;

(4)            Handling and disposal of instruments, needles and contaminated items.

(b)        A supply of non-sterile disposable examination gloves shall be available for use in the treatment areas at all times.

(c)        A sink with hot and cold running water shall be accessible to the treatment area.

(Effective October 30, 1987;  Amended effective March 8, 2001.)


20-269-8. Approved electrical methods

The electrical methods approved by the Commissioner of Public Health for the permanent removal of superfluous hair are those utilizing only needle/probe electrode type epilation which includes electrolysis (Direct Current/DC), thermolysis (Alternating Current/AC), or the blend (a combination of both electrolysis and thermolysis).

(Added effective March 8, 2001.)