The North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners (NCBEE) is responsible for licensing all electrolysis and laser hair reduction practitioners in the state.
The NCBEE Mission Statement
Educate the citizens of North Carolina through public awareness information.
Protect consumer's interest with respect and regard to choice and differences of hair removal through mandatory continuing education, inspection of each office and each practitioner.
Ensure credentials meet standards of competency without misrepresentation of status and working with associated Boards as Rules apply.
Margaret Wingate, LE
Dr. Craig Burkhart
Charlene Poole, LE CPE
Owner and operator of Beauty Skin Deep, which is an expansion and diversification of Electrolysis by Margaret, Inc. Previously served on NCBEE 2006-2012. Has over 39 years of national and state experience in the profession.
4724 Park Rd Ste C
Charlotte, NC 28209
Term expires: 2022
B.S., The University of Toledo, June 1999, Biology
M.S., The Medical College of Ohio, June 2003, Biomedical Science
M.D., The Medical College of Ohio, June 2003
Intern, Brown University, June 2004, Internal Medicine
Resident, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 2007, Dermatology
Fellow, Northwestern University, June 2008, Pediatric Dermatology
M.P.H., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2018
Term Expires: 2023
Charlene is the Owner/Operator of the Porch Swing Spa located in Charlotte, NC. Graduate of Eleanor Roberts Electrolysis Institute in Boston, MA. Earned Certified Professional Electrolysis (CPE) credential in 1995. She has over 31 years of experience in the field.
1515 Mockingbird Lane # 803
Charlotte, NC 28209
Term Expires: 2023
Stacy M. Miller, LE CPE
Owner and operator of Peak Electrolysis in Apex, NC.
BA in Political Science from the University of Washington in Seattle
Graduated from the Electrology Institute of New England in Tewkesbury,
7+ years of Electrology practice
2016- Earned Certificate of Professional Electrology (CPE).
4124 Briarhurst Way
Apex, NC 27539
Term Expires: 2024
Term Ends: 2021
Susan G. Magas
Susan is a graduate of UNC-G with a B.S. in Business Administration. She retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 33 years service in various capacities including auditor, revenue agent, and management official.
Susan has served as the Board's Administrative Assistant since 2007 and resides in Greensboro.
2 Centerview Drive Suite 60
Greensboro, NC 27407
ROLE OF THE BOARD
As defined by NCGS § 88A-6. Powers and duties of the Board
The Board shall have the following general powers and duties:
To administer and interpret this Chapter;
To adopt rules in the manner prescribed by Chapter 150B of the General Statutes as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter;
To determine the qualifications of persons who are licensed or certified pursuant to this Chapter;
To issue, renew, deny, restrict, suspend, or revoke licenses and to carry out any of the other actions authorized by this Chapter;
To establish, publish, and enforce rules of professional conduct, and to regulate advertising by licensees;
To maintain a record of all proceedings and make available to persons licensed under this Chapter, and to other concerned parties, an annual report of all Board action;
To collect fees for licensure, licensure renewal, and other services deemed necessary to carry out the purpose of this Chapter;
To employ and fix the compensation of personnel, including an executive director, that the Board determines are necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter and to incur other expenses necessary to effectuate this Chapter;
To conduct investigations for the purpose of determining whether violations of this Chapter or grounds for disciplining persons licensed or certified under this Chapter exist; and,
To adopt a seal containing the name of the Board for use on all certificates, licenses, and official reports issued by it. (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1033.)
The North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners (NCBEE) is responsible for the oversight and licensing of electrologists and laser hair reduction practitioners in the state of North Carolina.
Licenses are renewed annually on two schedules. Each licensee is inspected and must also demonstrate the completion of certified continuing education credits at the time of license renewal. Documentation of 10 hours of pre-approved continuing education (1.0 CEU) must be submitted for proof of license renewal and accompanied by appropriate fees. While a portion of CEUs may be obtained via Home Studies, licensees are encouraged to obtain "hands-on" or interactive training via seminars offered by practitioner associations. All documentation is reviewed by the License Renewal Chairman after which a renewal license is issued to each practitioner.
The Board is also responsible for testing and certifying new applicants for a license as new electrologists, laser hair reduction practitioners, and/or instructors. A process for reciprocity is available to practitioners relocating to North Carolina from a licensed state with at least 600 hrs of training. Every practitioner at every location where the practice is maintained must be inspected annually.
INITIATIVES & PROGRESS
Senate Bill 489 was passed and became effective in 2007. The Bill amended NCGS Chapter 88A to include laser hair removal. Subsequently, Rules 21 NCAC 19 were amended September 1, 2010 to include laser epilation and fee changes. (21 NCAC 19 first became effective January 1, 1992).
This legislation allows laser and light based hair removal practitioners to be licensed under the Board's authority as a licensee without direct supervision of a physician; however, the practitioner must have a sponsoring physician licensed by the NC Medical Board.
Section .0400 regarding infection control became effective December 1, 2010. It is the ambition of the Board to encourage educational facilities to be in compliance with the law.
CONSUMER & WORKLOAD TRENDS
The hair removal community is still in need of a licensed school in the state. Although electrology schools exist in other states, future practitioners would benefit from in-state access to training and education.
In our efforts to embrace technology and the digital age, the NCBEE has taken steps to improve access and ease of use by updating to a user-friendly website platform, developing fillable PDF forms for all applications, and drafting a plan to disseminate important information quickly.
FUTURE DIRECTION | EXPECTATIONS | PRIORITIES
The North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners makes the information contained in this Web site available as a public service. We attempt to maintain it completely and accurately, but, except where explicitly stated otherwise, the information contained here is not the official record of the Board or of the State of North Carolina. We do not intend the information in this Web site to substitute for the official records; instead, we intend its use only as a guide to the official records. Under no circumstances shall the Board, its members, officers or employees be liable for any actions taken or omissions made in reliance on any information contained in this Web site or for any outcome of any such reliance. By including a link to another site, the Board does not intend any endorsement or implied association with that site or organization.