SUBCHAPTER 06X ELECTROLOGY SCHOOLS

 

21 NCAC 06X .0101 CURRICULUM

(a) The course of study for electrolysis shall consist of at least 600 clock hours of instruction in theory and clinical practice as set out in the following table:

 

Subject

Theory Hours

Clinical Hours

General Orientation

20

0

Rules of the school

 

 

Personal hygiene and dress

 

 

Professional ethics and office rules

 

 

State and local laws governing electrolysis

 

 

History of electrolysis

 

 

Trichology (Hair Growth)

20

0

Hair structure and function

 

 

Growth cycles, including regrowth cycles

 

 

Follicle structure and function

 

 

Endocrinology

20

0

Causes of hair growth, including new hair stimulation

 

 

Study and function of glands

 

 

Dermatology

30

0

Skin structure and function

 

 

Disease of the skin (as related to the practice of electrology)

 

 

Reaction of the skin as related to the clinical application of electrolysis

 

 

Neurology/Angiology (as related to electrology)

20

0

Nervous system

 

 

Pain thresholds

 

 

Pain variables

 

 

Synoptic responses

 

 

Circulatory system

 

 

Cardiovascular system

 

 

Lymphatic system

 

 

Bacteriology

25

40

Sanitation

 

 

Sterilization

 

 

Rules and standards promulgated by the Board

 

 

Principles of Electricity

20

80

Short wave (Alternating) current

 

 

Direct (Galvanic) current

 

 

Equipment

30

200

Modalities

 

 

Electrolysis (DC ‑ Galvanic)

 

 

Thermolysis (SW ‑ Shortwave)

 

 

Blend (Combination of Galvanic and Shortwave)

 

 

Variables

 

 

Probes

 

 

Intensity

 

 

Timing

 

 

Depth of insertion

 

 

Equipment maintenance and upkeep

 

 

General Treatment Procedure

25

30

Consultation with clients

 

 

Consultation instruction shall include methods of developing case histories and health history assessments and providing information on hair growth cycles, modalities used, pain factors, scheduling of appointments, and fees

 

 

Positioning and draping

 

 

Development of Practice

20

20

Public relations and advertisement

 

 

Office procedure and management

 

 

Record keeping

 

 

Telephone etiquette

 

 

Housekeeping (Office)

 

 

Totals:

230

370

 

(b) The course of study for laser hair removal shall consist of at least 30 clock hours of instruction in theory and clinical practice, with a minimum of 20 hours in practical hands-on instruction and at least 10 hours of basic science (Didactic) instruction in the use of laser and light-based hair removal or reduction devices in the following topics:

(1) biology of hair;

(2) laser and light-based terminology;

(3) laser physics;

(4) types of laser and light-based hair removal devices;

(5) safety and precautions;

(6) tissue interaction;

(7) Fitzpatrick skin typing;

(8) patient history form and consultation;

(9) treatment contraindications;

(10) sterilization procedures;

(11) draping of patient;

(12) pre-treatment and post-treatment care;

(13) photo documentation; and

(14) photosensitive drugs and disorders.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A-19.1;

Eff. June 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0601 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06X .0102 APPLICATION FOR AND RENEWAL OF SCHOOL CERTIFICATION

(a) Each person applying for a school certification shall submit to the Board the information required by G.S. 88A-19 and 88A-19.1, and:

(1) A copy of the student contract required by Rule .0105 of this Section; and

(2) A copy of the form for student authorization to receive electrolysis treatment required by Rule .0105 of this Section.

(b) Applicants for renewal of a school certification shall pay the required renewal fee and update the information that was submitted in accordance with Paragraph (a) of this Rule. This update shall include any information required by virtue of amendments to this Rule in effect as of the date of renewal.

(c) Upon forfeiture, a school may reapply for certification by submitting an Electrolysis School Application or Laser School Application and paying the required application fee. Applications are available at www.ncbee.com.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-19; 88A-19.1; 88A-20;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2015;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0602 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0103 CERTIFICATIONS NOT TRANSFERABLE

Consistent with G.S. 88A‑19 and G.S. 88A-19.1, school certifications are valid only for the location named in the certification and are not transferable either to a new owner or to a new location. A school shall within 10 business days notify the Board in writing of a sale, transfer, change in management or change in ownership. Each school shall display its certification in a conspicuous place near the main entrance.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A-19.1; 88A‑20;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0603 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0104 PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Each school certified by the Board shall at all times be under the direction and supervision of a program director. The program director of each school shall be responsible for the organization, administration, development and general effectiveness of the school's electrolysis and laser, light source, or pulsed-light treatments training program.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-19; 88A-19.1; 88A-20;

Eff. December 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0604 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0105 ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

(a) Every school certified by the Board shall furnish to each student upon enrollment a signed copy of the school contract with the student and a copy of the school handbook which shall include the school curriculum as approved by the Board. The school shall also furnish to each student upon enrollment a copy of the statutes and rules governing electrologists or laser hair practitioners and the sanitation standards issued by the Board.

(b) Every school shall obtain from each student on enrollment a signed copy of the student's permission to receive electrolysis or laser, light source, or pulsed-light treatment. Any limitations on treatment shall be listed on the permission form.

(c) Within 10 business days after each student's enrollment, every school shall furnish the Board with the following:

(1) The name, address, date of enrollment, telephone number and specification of day or evening classes of each student, recorded on the school's stationery;

(2) A statement signed by the student stating that he or she has received a copy of the statutes and the rules governing electrologists or laser hair practitioners and the sanitation standards issued by the Board and is cognizant of the fact that in order to qualify for an electrologist or laser hair removal license, the student must meet the requirements of G.S. 88A-10 or G.S. 88A-11.1.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A-19.1; 88A‑20;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0605 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0106 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT

(a) Every electrolysis school certified by the Board shall provide and maintain the following equipment in accordance with manufacturers' instructions:

(1) one high frequency or thermolysis (short wave) machine;

(2) one galvanic/thermolysis (blend) machine;

(3) stainless steel, insulated, and disposable epilation probes (or needles) of sizes 002, 003, 004, and 005;

(4) at least one circuline type lamp, halogen lamp, or other type of magnifying lamp per treatment table;

(5) two treatment tables and chairs for clients and adjustable chairs or stools for students;

(6) a cabinet for towels and utilities for each table;

(7) a covered trash container for each table;

(8) covered containers for all lotions, soaps, cotton balls, tissues, and other supplies and sterilizing solutions;

(9) six dozen epilation forceps (or tweezers);

(10) one plastic puncture resistant container (for used sharps) for each table;

(11) one autoclave sterilizer, dry heat sterilizer, and ultrasonic cleaner; and

(12) audio‑visual teaching materials and equipment.

(b) Only Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved types of epilators and laser equipment shall be used by each school in training students.

(c) All epilators, laser equipment, autoclaves and dry heat sterilizers shall be monitored monthly by the school to ascertain effectiveness. Any changes from the list of equipment provided to the Board pursuant to G.S. 88A‑19(a)(3) and 88A-19.1(a)(3) shall be reported to the Board.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A-19.1; 88A‑20;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2015; December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0608 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0107 SCHOOL LIBRARY

Every school certified by the Board shall maintain a library containing at least one copy of each textbook used and shall make the books in the library available for use by the students. The school library shall contain the current copy of the International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC) compendium of study in preparation for examination by the Board.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A‑20;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0609 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06X .0108 RECORD OF ATTENDANCE

Every school certified by the Board shall:

(1) keep a daily record of the attendance of each student and a record of the time devoted by the student to practical and theoretical work;

(2) establish credits; and

(3) hold examinations before issuing diplomas.

These records or any part of the information contained in the records shall be made available on request to any inspector or member of the Board assigned by the Board to inspect records.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A‑20;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0610 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0109 STUDENT PRACTICAL WORK; CREDIT FOR OBSERVING AND SERVING AS A CLIENT

(a) No practical work may be done by students attending a school certified by the Board except within the school premises and under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor.

(b) Hours of credit shall be given to a student for time spent as a client in the ratio of one hour of practical credit for every three hours as a client. The maximum hours of practical credit to be given a student for time spent as a client or observing will be 30 credit hours. Any student observing, or as a client, may receive either theory or clinical practice hours but not both for the same unit of time.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A‑20;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0612 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0110 STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO AND EQUIPMENT

(a) For electrology, at least one instructor per 12 students, or fraction thereof, shall be in attendance at all times when students are engaged in clinical work. The school shall provide the necessary equipment, which was documented and approved in its school certification, for each student and client.

(b) For laser, at least one instructor per 12 students, or fraction thereof, shall be in attendance at all times when students are engaged in clinical work. A skills attained checklist that matches current curriculum requirements in Rule .0101(b) of this Section shall be completed and signed off on by the instructor for each student. The school shall provide the necessary equipment, which was documented and approved in its school certification, for each student and client.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-19; 88A-19.1; 88A-20;

Eff. December 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0613 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0111 EQUIPMENT ENDORSEMENTS AND SALES PROHIBITED

No school certified by the Board may endorse, recommend, advertise, promote, or sell any type of laser, light-based devices, epilator, or other electrolysis or laser hair removal equipment to the students in the school or permit any other person to do so.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A-19.1;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0619 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06x .0112 CERTIFICATION OF SCHOOLS IN OTHER STATES OR JURISDICTIONS

(a) The Board shall certify a school in another state or jurisdiction for purposes of G.S. 88A-10 provided that:

(1) The school applies for certification, submits the information required by G.S. 88A-19(a)(1) through (7) or 88A-19.1(a)(1) through (7), and meets the requirements of, and remains in compliance with, all other applicable provisions of this Section;

(2) If the school is in a state or jurisdiction that approves electrolysis schools, the school is approved by the proper agency for that state or jurisdiction;

(3) The electrology school has a curriculum of 600 hours; and

(4) The laser hair removal school has a laser, light source, or pulsed-light curriculum of 30 hours.

(b) The Board shall revoke the certification of a school in another state or jurisdiction upon documentation that the school in a jurisdiction that licenses electrologists has lost its approval in that state.

(c) The school shall agree to teach North Carolina's sanitation standards to any student who states to the school an intention of taking North Carolina's licensing examination.

(d) Applications for electrolysis and laser schools may be accessed online at www.ncbee.com.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-19; 88A-19.1; 88A-21(b);

Eff. February 1, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. September 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2015; December 1, 2010; December 4, 2002;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0622 Eff. January 1, 2023.