Electrology Practice Committee

Electrology Continuing Education Requirement

Twenty (20) clock hours of Board-approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must be completed by October 28 of each renewal year. 

CEUs related to the prac​tice of Electrology may be obtained for the 2-year period, up to the maximum specified as follows: 
  1. Six (6) CEUs in the area of business management
  2. Three (3) CEUs in CPR
  3. Three (3) CEUs in First Aid
  4. Six (6) CEUs by home study
  5. Eight (8) CEUs for each preparation and delivery of a lecture or published article and
  6. Any education earned  by attending a course, seminar or speaker session relevant to the clinical aspect of  Electrology offered by a:
    1. College or university approved by MHEC
    2. State or National professional Electrology association
    3. Board approved Electrology program, or
    4. Health Department or hospital
Submit copies of CEU certificates with your renewal application.  They are due at the time of renewal and no extensions for obtaining the required CEUS will be authorized.


Following is a list of topics that the Electrology Practice Committee, with subsequent approval of the Maryland Board of Nursing, has identified as relevant to the clinical aspect of Electrology for CEU courses that fall under COMAR  Please note:  Any course taken to meet Continuing Education Requirements for renewal of your Electrology license must be related to the practice of Electrology!  The topics are: 
  1. Anatomy and physiology of the skin
  2. Anatomy and physiology of the hair
  3. Bacteriology
  4. Sanitation, disinfection and sterilization
  5. Dermatology
  6. Neurology
  7. Cardiovascular system
  8. Endocrine system (emphasis on adrenal glands and ovaries)
  9. Hirsutism (causes, testing, treatment)
  10. Alternative methods of hair removal including laser, waxing
  11. Contraindications for electrolysis treatment
  12. Patient case history and record keeping
  13. Professional ethics
  14. Consultations
  15. Electrolysis, thermolysis, blend
  16. Electricity/Epilators (as it relates to Electrology)
  17. Probe types and performance
  18. Interpretation of hair growth patterns and regrowth
  19. Draping, positioning, lighting
  20. Post treatment and patient after care for the skin
  21. Insertions and epilators
  22. Normal and abnormal healing of the skin
  23. Maryland State Law and Regulations for Electrology
  24. Business management, advertising, fiscal, office computer programs such as Quick Books, office operations, websites, social media
  25. Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  26. CPR – 3 credits allowed
  27. First Aid – 3 credits allowed
  28. Home Study – No preapproval needed for AEA home study or Journal of Electrology courses.  Courses offered by Institute of Natural Resources (INR), HIS, and other continuing education course presenters must be pre-approved by the Electrology Practice Committee at least two months prior to taking the course.


Maryland Association of Professional Electrologists, Inc. (MAPE) provides at least 10 CEUs each year at two to three general meetings which may include the annual seminar. MAPE continuing education is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (BON) regulations for Electrologists' license renewal. MAPE continuing education is also approved by the American Electrology Association, Inc. (AEA).
American Electrology Association (AEA) meetings offer continuing education sessions acceptable as CEUs for Electrologists' license renewal in Maryland.
Like to join MAPE? Ask at membership@marylandelectrolysis.org. For more information, visit www.marylandelectrolysis.org


For pre-approval of a CEU course that does not fall within the list of pre-approved topics and /or is not offered by a college or university approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), a state or national professional Electrology association, a board-approved Electrology program or a health department or hospital, you must complete and submit the following application PRIOR to taking the course.  APPLICATION FOR CEU COURSE APPROVAL​​
PLEASE NOTE:  Courses must be related to the clinical practice of Electrology in order to be approved.
updated 10/09/2020

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