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An electrologist removes excess hair by electric needle or electronic processes.

Code Citation IC, Chapter 157; 645 IAC 60, 61, 63, 64, 65

Who Applies Persons wishing to provide electrologist services in Iowa.

When To Apply After completion of educational and examination requirements and before practice.

Initial Requirements Graduation from an electrology program and a passing score on a national examination.

Duration Two years.

Processing Time 30 days after all required materials are on file. Online renewal in real time.

Fee Structure Initial Licensure: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov Renewal: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov Exam: Paid directly to the testing center.

Renewal Requirements http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Cosmetology-Arts-and-Sciences

Exam National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Electrology Examination. Paid directly to testing center.

Additional Information Persons wishing to provide electrology services in Iowa.

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Contact Information
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319