Licensing and Legislation
Legislation is a very important part of what the American Electrology Association does for the profession. Through strategic relationships, the American Electrology Association has assisted state public officials to pass legislation to benefit the professional electrologist and the consumer seeking electrology treatments.
How do I begin the process of licensing in my state?
Start with Legislation!
State Licensing Overview
- Do you have the support of the majority of electrologists in your state association?
- Find out what department in your state would license/regulate electrologists.
- Find out the timelines of your state legislature's session.
- Find out which legislator chairs the committee dealing with professional licensing.
- Find out what legislators serve on that committee.
- Make an appointment with your local state representative, assemblyman or state senator.
- Be organized before you attend the meeting.
- Have a short over view of the profession
- Describe what electrology is.
- What are the health disorders electrologists treat, PCOS etc?
- What are the risks of being unlicensed?
- How many other states are licensed?
- Have a brief description of public and health concerns.
- Provide pictures of an electrologist working.
- Are there other special interest groups that support your efforts? State Nurse Association is an example. What will be your state licensure requirements?
- What criteria will you have in place for those who are already practicing? The grandfathering in of those electrologists already practicing?
- Try to cut costs by combining with other practices or eliminating a regulatory board. If another board exists and they are willing to have electrologists be under their board then this will save your groups' licensing money.