To be eligible for licensing as an electrology instructor, in addition to the requirements of the registered electrologist, an applicant shall have:

  1. Practiced electrolysis actively for at least five (5) of the last ten (10) years prior to the application;
  2. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 63-26-112

    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health and includes designees of the commissioner of health. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
    • Electrologist: means any person practicing electrolysis for the permanent removal of hair. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
    • Electrology: means the art and practice relating to the removal of hair from the normal skin of the human body by application of an electric current to the hair papilla by means of a needle or needles so as to cause growth inactivity of the hair papilla and thus permanently remove the hair. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
    • Electrology instructor: means an electrologist who is licensed by the commissioner to practice and teach electrology. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
    • Electrolysis: means the process by which the hair is removed from the normal skin by the application of an electric current to the hair root by means of a needle or needles, whether the process employs direct electric current or short wave alternating electric current or combination of both, or by FDA approved laser beam process designated for permanent hair removal. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
    • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

  3. Successfully passed an examination for an electrology instructor license that consists of written and verbal sections covering theoretical and clinical studies;
  4. Paid an examination fee set by the commissioner; and
  5. Submitted to the commissioner at least thirty (30) days before the examination is administered an approved form for application for license.