How to become an electrologist in Kansas

Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same

Regulating Board

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.


KBOC Requisites

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 exams.

See: The Statutes and Regulations
relating to Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics, and Electrology


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Electrology Education

Consult with KBOC before starting any electrolysis school or any type of training for electrolysis because the nuances of acceptance of hours for electrologist licensure has changed over time.

KBOC educational requirements for electrology students are 500 clock hours frrom an electrology school which KBOC will accept 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.



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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