The Electrolysis Council will approve laser and light-based
hair removal or reduction continuing education training courses upon
application if the following requirements are met:
Continuing education providers seeking
initial approval by the Council shall pay a fee of $250, and shall apply
through the Department of Health's contracted continuing education system, CE
broker, at www.cebroker.com. Continuing education providers seeking renewal of
provider status shall also pay a $250 fee each biennium. To receive Council
approval, a continuing education program:
Shall be submitted for the Council's approval not less than 60 days nor more
than 360 days prior to the date the offering is scheduled;
Shall have its sponsor submit to the
Council at least the following:
statement of the educational goals and objectives of the program;
2. A detailed course outline or syllabus,
including such items as method of instruction, testing materials, if
3. A current curriculum vitae
of the course instructor(s);
procedure to be used for recording attendance of those attendees seeking to
apply for continuing education credit and the procedure for certification by
the course's registrar of attendance;
5. A sample certificate of completion;
6. A copy of the electrology
facility license and the most recent Department of Health inspection sheet from
the location where the continuing education training course is offered
demonstrating compliance with paragraph 64B8-51.006(3)(g), F.A.C.
The course consists
of thirty (30) hours of instruction, which may include 15 hours of home-study
didactic training, in the use of laser and light-based hair removal or
reduction devices, including:
(a) Biology of
(b) Laser and light-based
light-based hair removal physics, including:
1. The theory of traditional light.
2. The theory of coherent light.
3. The electromagnetic spectrum.
4. The different types of laser and
light-based hair removal devices.
5. The history of laser and light-based
6. The history
of medical laser and light-based device development.
7. Understanding photonic principles and how
a laser and light-based device works.
8. Hair removal laser and light-based device
Safety and precautions, including:
and quasi-federal regulatory agencies and their roles in safety.
2. Treatment room considerations.
3. Eye safety for the operator and the
4. Fire safety.
Laser and light based tissue
2. Reflection, transmission,
scatter and absorption.
melanin and hemoglobin absorption curve at various hair removal device
4. Depth of
penetration and wavelength.
Possible effects of absorption of light energy.
Selective photothermolysis, including:
b. Pulse duration.
c. Energy fluence.
d. Spot size.
(h) Fitzpatrick skin typing;
(i) The patient intake form;
(j) The consultation;
(k) Proper documentation of patient case
history and consent forms;
Pre-treatment patient preparation including test spot considerations and the
contra-indications including the recognition of disease conditions of the
(n) Handpiece and spot size
(q) Use of grid
1. Application of ice
2. Instructions to
outcomes including erythema and edema;
(t) Possible adverse outcomes;
(u) Follow-up care;
(v) The concept of using needle-type
epilators to complement laser and light-based hair removal or reduction
(w) At least five (5)
hours of hands-on experience with laser and light-based devices to include hair
removal or reduction from all areas of the body.