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.

AEA Licensure


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.

The IBEC state licensure exam has become the national standard for the profession. The IBEC state licensure exam was developed by Prometric, a global leader in testing and assessment services, it is the only electrology exam in which the testing service bears total responsibility for test development, scoring and security. The quality of any exam depends on the quality of the development process and the expertise of the developers of that exam. The development process utilized by Prometric ensures the best quality possible.


CPE - Certified Professional Electrologist

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.

The Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) credential signifies that the electrologist has taken the Certified Professional Electrologist examination and successfully passed it. Many electrologists sit for the CPE exam above and beyond the their State licensure exam. Their knowledge has been tested and measured against a national standard of excellence. They have committed to keeping the credential, through on-going continuing education, exemplifies the highest degree of professionalism. The electrologist must have 75 hours of continuing educational units (CEUs) in a five year period in order to keep their CPE certification.

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.

State of Florida Candidates: http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/electrolysis/index.html

State of North Carolina Candidates: http://www.ncbee.com/

State of Maryland Candidates: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/SubtitleSearch.aspx?search=10.53.03.*

State of New Jersey Candidates: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/eac/Applications/Application-for-Licensure-as-an-Electrologist.pdf

State of Connecticut Candidates: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389310

Information to Review

AEA LICENSURE CANDIDATES -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 The CPE Test Bulletin under Electrolysis Information and FAQ's.

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

AEA CPE CANDIDATES -Please contact ibecaea@electrology.com for approval prior to contacting Testing accommodations. 

ALL CPE CANDIDATES- Must contact the International Board of Certification (`IBEC) Director at IBECAEA@electrology.com to submit the required documentation to sit for the CPE exam. Once approved you will be given an eligibility ID to register for the exam online at Prometric.com.                                                              

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, its equivalent or a higher degree (A.A., B.A., M.A.) If applicant resides in a licensed or unlicensed state:

~ Photocopy of current state electrolysis license

~ Licensed or non-licensed electrologist must have been in practice for 1 year prior to registering for the exam

~ Provide proof of employment if employed, must provide a notarized affidavit from employer stating dates, number of days and hours worked and provide payroll receipts or a 1099 statement

~ Licensed or non-licensed electrologist that is self-employed must provide rent or utility receipts for the entire year

~ A photocopy of your state electrolysis license dated 1 year prior to your examination    

~ A photocopy of certificate of completion from a SCHOOL OF ELECTROLYSIS with date of graduation and number of hours completed in the study and practice of electrolysis,

   (320 hours minimum required).        


If the candidate was side-chair trained by an electrologist, the electrologist who trained the candidate must be a CPE for at least 5 years and provide the candidate with a Notarized Affidavit from the instructor indicating number of hours completed (320 hours minimum required in the theory and practical of electrolysis) date completed and proof that trained candidate has been in practice for at least one (1) year following completion of 320 hours, payroll or 1099 receipts, (notarized statement from employer, photocopy of advertising receipts dated one year previous to completing registration form and must provide receipts for supplies.) If the candidate is self-employed, rent and utility receipts must be provided.

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 

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


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