Effective date: 4/16/2019

    (1) Every applicant for licensure as an electrologist by examination shall demonstrate to the Council that the applicant:
    (a) Is at least 18 years old.
    (b) Is of good moral character.
    (c) Possesses a high school diploma, a graduate equivalency diploma, college diploma, university diploma, or technical school diploma if such college, university, or technical school required high school or graduate equivalency diploma for admission.
    (d) Has not committed an act in any jurisdiction which would constitute grounds for disciplining an electrologist in this state.
    (e) Has successfully completed the requirements of a Council-approved pre-licensure electrolysis training program consisting of 120 hours academic training and a minimum of 200 hours of practical application for the epilator-only training program or the combined epilator, laser, and light-based training program consistent with the requirements of rule 64B8-53.002, F.A.C.
    (f) Is not otherwise disqualified by reason of a violation of chapter 456 or 478, F.S., or the rules promulgated thereunder.
    (g) Has passed the examination required by section 478.45(2), F.S.
    (2) The Electrolysis Licensure Examination shall be any national examination pursuant to section 456.017, F.S. and approved by the Board that tests on the combined epilator, laser, and light-based standards consistent with the requirements of rule 64B8-53.002, F.A.C. The requirements and standards of the national examination shall comply with the requirements set forth in rule 64B-1.011, F.A.C., effective 3/19/12, which is incorporated herein by reference, and available from http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10374.
    (3) Each national examination provider shall set the minimum passing score for its exam.
    (4) A candidate for licensure by examination who fails to pass the examination shall be required to retake the examination prior to issuance of a license. The application for re-examination of the licensure examination, as referenced in subsection (2) of this rule, shall be made on the Re-Examination Application form DH-MQA 1262 hereby adopted (6/14) and which can be accessed through http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-04745, or http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/electrolysis/. Upon notice from the testing vendor of an applicant’s unsuccessful scores, the Council Office will send the re-examination form to affected applicants.
Rulemaking Authority 478.43(1), (4) FS. Implements Florida Statutes § 456.017, 456.0635, 478.45. History—New 5-31-93, Formerly 21M-76.002, 61F6-76.002, Amended 7-11-95, Formerly 59R-51.002, Amended 11-13-97, 2-17-00, 5-28-00, 11-27-14, 4-16-19.