How to become an electrologist in Kansas
Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same
Electrologists and electrolysis facilities as well as professions and facilites relating to hairdressers, nail techicians, estheticians, tattoo artists, permanent makeup technicians, body
piercers, including tanning facilities in the state of Kansas are regulated by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology (KBOC).
The mission of KBOC is to protect the health and safety of the consuming public by licensing qualified individuals and enforcing standards of practice.
The KBOC applications for professional licensure require verification of graduation from an accred-ited high school or equivalent, a social security card and a US issued photo ID, an attestation
if applicable to staus of felony convictions & other disciplinay actions as well as verification of training that is acceptable to KBOC and passing the state licensing
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KBOC educational requirements for electrology students are 500 clock hours frrom an approved electrology school OR 1000 clock hours apprenticeship from a KS state licensed electrologist with an KS electrology instructor's license. KS does not currently have any in-state electrology schools. KBOC traditionally has not accepted online learning hours unless one becomes licensed in another state first.
Consult with KBOC directly to assure the most up to date electrology licensure infomation before enrolling in an electrology training program
State License Exams
Once one has completed electrolsysis training via school program or apprenticeship then one can prepare to pass the written theory exam and the NEW written practical exam (effective July 2021) which replaces the in person practical exam.
KBOC contracts with the National Testing Network to administer these examinations and provide candidate services for the KBOC.
The NEW Candidate Information Bullentin has information you need to complete the exam process to
receive your earned electrology license.
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Questions about the possiblity of an new career?
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about becoming a Kansas state licensed electrologist, send an email and I’ll be happy to visit with you on the process.
Barbara Greathouse, President
Kansas Association of Professional Electrologists
I'm licensed, now what?
Once you licensed you will want to join the Kansas Association of Professional Electrologists. One of our purposes is to cultivate comaraderie and communications between members as we learn from speakers and each other.
Also, the American Electrology Association offers many membership benefits and once you have been in practice for a year you will be eligible to take the voluntary Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) exam to become a CPE.
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