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Important Change to Florida Licensure Requirements
Effective July 1, 2016, please note the changes listed below regarding the initial licensure process.
- The requirement to complete a 2-hour prevention of medical errors course for initial licensure will be discontinued. This course will now only be required for the biennial renewal of your license once issued.
- Enrollment in an educational program prior to July 1, 2009 will no longer serve as an exception to the prohibitions from initial licensure listed in Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes.
Effective February 1, 2022, please note the changes listed below regarding the initial licensure process.
- Official Transcripts: Please note that official transcripts may be submitted to the Electrolysis Council in a password-protected electronic formats via e-mail by the approved Electrolysis Training Program to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the Board Office at 850-245-4373 with any questions.
LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION
BEFORE applying for a license with the State of Florida, the Electrolysis Council encourages all students who have finished the required 320-hour electrolysis training at a Florida approved school to first register to sit for and successfully pass the examination directly with Prometric. To register, please see AEA Prometric Exam Information tab below.
An applicant must submit the application, fees and following documentation:
Proof of Date of Birth – May use either:
- Copy of driver’s license
- Birth certificate
- Current passport
Copy of the actual diploma, high school equivalent diploma or GED, or high school transcript that shows the date of graduation is acceptable. If in a language other than English, a translation must be submitted.
Completed High School Education Outside of the U.S.? An applicant who completed their high school diploma, high school equivalent diploma or graduate equivalency diploma outside of the U.S. shall submit a credentials evaluation verifying completion of same from a valid credentialing agency. If the document is in a language other than English, please provide an official translation of the foreign document; this must be done by a qualified individual who can attest to its accurateness. A listing of credentials evaluations organizations you may contact are provided below.
Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Ave
Miami, FL 33173
Educational Credential Evaluators
P. O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203‐ 3470
International Education Research Foundation
P. O. Box 3655
Culver City, California 90231‐7086 (310) 258‐9451
Proof of Electrolysis Training
Official Transcripts: Please note that official transcripts may be submitted to the Electrolysis Council in a password-protected electronic formats via e-mail by the approved Electrolysis Training Program to email@example.com.
- 120 hours minimum academic training
- 200 hours minimum practical experience
Application by Examination Fees
|Initial License Fee||$100.00|
|Unlicensed Activity Fee||$5.00|
*Application Fees are non-refundableAll fees are payable by check or money order made out to the Department of Health. DO NOT SEND CASH.
The application fees are non-refundable. If requested, the licensure fee may be refunded to you if you are denied licensure or if you decide to withdraw your application.
Please note that the examination fee is separate from the application fees and will be paid directly to AEA/PROMETRIC when you register for the exam.
Please contact PROMETRIC at IBEC.Registrations@prometric.com to obtain current information.
If incomplete, the application and fee may not be used for more than one year from the date of original submission of the application and fee.
Send Applications with fees to:
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330.
Applicants and licensees are responsible for the fees outlined in applicable board or department rule at the time an application is received. If you have questions, please contact the board office for more information.
- Temporary permits may be requested if you wish to practice electrolysis prior to examination and/or licensure.
- Temporary permits are issued based upon meeting the eligibility requirements and completion of the application file.
- If you are denied licensure or if you fail the examination, the temporary permit is automatically revoked and you must cease practice immediately. Practicing on a revoked temporary permit can subject you to fines, probation and/or possible denial of licensure. The facility where you have been practicing and the facility owner are also subject to disciplinary action against their licenses by the Board of Medicine.
- Temporary permits may be withheld prior to the council’s review, based upon the questions or problems that arise.