(a)  All applicants for licensure as an electrologist shall submit an application on the form provided by the Board (available online at www.ncbee.com), accompanied by proof of being 21 years of age, a passport acceptable photograph (see photo requirements for U.S. passports at https//:travel.state.gov) taken within the past two years, the required application fee, as set forth in Rule .0101 of this Section, any information required by Paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this Rule, and certification of completion from each electrology and laser institution attended with verification of the number of hours completed in theory and clinical training. The Initial Electrolysis License Application may be obtained by contacting the Board or accessing it online at www.ncbee.com.

(b)  All applications for licensure under G.S. 88A-11(2) shall be accompanied by:

(1)           the address of the licensing agency in the other state or jurisdiction;

(2)           any information such as a license number needed to identify the applicant in correspondence with that agency; and

(3)           a statement authorizing that agency to certify to the Board that the applicant is currently licensed or certified by the other state or jurisdiction and is in good standing, to inform the Board whether there are any pending complaints about the applicant, and to provide the Board with a copy of the licensing requirements in that state or jurisdiction.

(c)  Proof of age shall be shown by certified copy of a birth certificate. If the applicant cannot obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate, the applicant shall attach an explanation as to why no birth certificate is obtainable and shall submit other proof of age. Other proof of age includes passports, current life insurance policies held for at least one year showing date of birth, entries in family bibles, medical or school records showing date of birth, and marriage licenses showing age.

(d)  Applicants from states that do not license electrologists or applicants from states that require less than 600 hours of certified education shall submit proof of practice as required by G.S. 88A-10(a1) supported by tax records or a copy of a privilege license that documents previous practice of electrolysis prior to date of application.

(e)  All new electrologist applicants shall take and pass both a written and a practical examination except for applicants meeting the requirements of G.S. 88A-11(2).

(f)  In addition to maintaining an active electrologist license from the Board, a laser hair practitioner shall submit:

(1)           proof of completion of a 30-hour laser, light source, or pulsed light treatment certification course approved by the Board that encompasses the laser or light device being used by the laser hair practitioner; and

(2)           a Supervisory Agreement between the laser hair practitioner and a supervising physician licensed with the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) as defined under G.S. Article 1 Chapter 90. The Agreement shall be in accordance with 21 NCAC 06W .0101.

(g)  A copy of the Supervisory Agreement shall be filed with the Board and a copy shall be available in the office of the supervising physician and the laser hair practitioner for inspection by the Board or its agent.

(h)  A new licensee's office(s) shall be inspected prior to commencing business by a designee of the Board.

(i)  The Board shall reject an incomplete or partial application.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-9; 88A-10; 88A-11; 88A-11.1; 88A-16; 88A-19; 88A-19.1; 88A-21;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 1991 for a period of 62 days to expire on February 1, 1992;

Eff. February 1, 1992;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 13, 1993 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2015; September 1, 2010; February 1, 1994;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0202 Eff. January 1, 2023.