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CPE candidates: If you are an AEA member please select (CPEM). If you are a non-member please select (CPEN).

The American Electrology Association (AEA) is the largest international nonprofit membership organization for permanent hair removal professionals. The AEA promotes the highest standards in electrology education, practice and ethics standards, and champions state licensing to protect the public interest.

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International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC) state licensing exam, schedule your exam and locate a testing center near you. Passage of the AEA IBEC exam does not allow you to begin practice until you have met the requirements to do so in your state.

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The American Electrology Association believes that one of the most important steps an electrologist can make in their career development is to become a Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE). To schedule your exam and locate a test center near you.

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Each state has different requirements. You are encouraged to select the link below for the state you wish to practice in to review policies, statutes and regulations before scheduling your exam appointment.

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How to Become Eligible
-Please work with the state in which you intend to be licensed in before scheduling an appointment.  You will need to complete the state requirements before you are eligible to sit for the examination. Prometric will report your results to the state of your choice. PLEASE SELECT THE AEAL EXAM THAT INCLUDES YOUR STATE IN ITS TITLE.

AEA CPE CANDIDATES- You will not be permitted to take the CPE examination if you do not provide the proper documentation at the time of testing.  A list of all requirements is provided on under Electrolysis Information and FAQ's.

Testing Accommodations
- To arrange Testing Accommodations please contact us at 800-967-1139

AEA CPE CANDIDATES-Please contact for approval prior to contacting Testing accommodations.

What to Bring to the Testing Center
AEA LICENSURE CANDIDATES-You will be required to present one valid, government-issued photo ID with a signature (e.g., driver's license or passport). If you are testing outside of your country of citizenship, you must present a valid passport. If you are testing within your country of citizenship, you must present either a valid passport, driver's license, national ID or military ID. The identification document must be in Latin characters and contain your photograph and signature. Please note you will forfeit your exam fee if you do not provide proper ID when you arrive at the testing center.

AEA CPE CANDIDATES-You will not be permitted to take the CPE examination and WILL FORFEIT ALL FEES if you do not provide the proper documentation as listed. All candidates shall be at least 18 years of age, and provide proof of a high school diploma or the equivalent.
If applicant resides in an unlicensed state:                                                                                                        
A valid non expired government issued photo ID such as a Driver’s License, State ID or passport
A photocopy of certificate of completion from a SCHOOL OF ELECTROLOGY with date of graduation and number of hours completed (320 minimum required).        
You must have graduated from school prior to sitting for the examination.
A NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT from an instructor, who is a CPE, indicating number of hours completed (320 minimum hours required), date completed, and proof that trained electrologist has been in practice for at least one (1) year following completion of hours (i.e. notarized statement from employer, photocopy of advertising dated one year previous to completing registration form, supply receipts, etc.)
All other personal items must be locked in a locker for test security purposes, so please limit what you bring to the testing center.
What Time to Arrive at the Testing Center
Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. If you are late in arriving, you will not be allowed to test and will forfeit your exam fee.

Florida Electrology, Laser and IPL - EXAM FEE IS $180

Reschedule/Cancel Policy
If you wish to change or cancel your appointment, you will be required to pay a $50 fee. Fee waivors are available with valid proof for issues such as death or illness requiring medical attention of the candidate or immediate family member (spouse, parent, child), traffic incident, military deployment or jury duty

Scheduling Online
In order to schedule online, you must provide an e-mail address. Prometric will send you an e-mail confirming your appointment.