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Testing Procedures



Application of Licensure:

GS88-A-10 (a) (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6) (al)(1)(2)


Application Fees:

21 NCAC 19.0201


Unlicensed State:

21 NCAC 19.0202 (d) (e)


Licensed State - Reciprocity

88-A 11-(2)

“Who is certified or licensed in good standing to practice electrolysis in another state, provided that the state’s educational hours of instruction are equal to or greater than the hours required in the State”.


Laser Application:

21 NCAC 19.0202 (f 1-2) (g)(h)(i)



G.S. 88-A-10

Requirements for licensure as an Electrologist

Theory Examination:


We utilize the International Board of Electrolysis Certification (IBEC) testing instrument.


Examination testing dates are determined by education/graduation completion dates. The State of North Carolina uses computer based testing via Prometric (our third party vendor) to administer the written portion.  The written testing may be taken at applicant's convenience at one of the many testing sites in the state.


To schedule follow these steps to schedule your theory examination: 


  1. Click here to take exam

  2. Select the AEA (American Electrology Association) as the test sponsor

  3. Select the IBEC Licensure Exam

  4. Search for testing location nearest you

  5. Select "Schedule an appointment" and follow directions for choosing a date

 Once applicant has taken and passed the written portion.


  1. Immediately contact the board with a complete application                  

  2. Pay initial licensing application fee

  3. Include passing results

  4. Complete all pertinent information required on application.                                         (An incomplete application will be returned)




Clinical/ Practical Examination:


The hands-on part of the exam will require you to demonstrate skill in hair removal.   You will be contacted by the Administrator of the NCBEE to arrange time and date of your examination. At least two qualified licensed electrologists, board members will conduct the clinical examination.


Testing will be schedule as quickly as possible after requirements are met.

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