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Top questions to ask an Electrologist school.
High quality training and education is fundamental to being a proficient electrologist.
An electrologist needs good communication skills, patience and the ability to empathize with clients who often are embarrassed and sometimes affected psychologically by their excessive hair growth.
Electrolysis is unregulated in Canada and in many parts of the U.S.A. It is important to realize that all private electrolysis schools are a free enterprise.
All courses have three main components, theory, practical and assessments / consultation.
A minimum of 500 hour training is advised.
It is important to recognize that a school that is registered as a provincial trade school is paying fees to a province for this privilege, and is not necessarily one that meets the highest educational standards.
The general public is becoming very much aware of the need for infection control. Their second priority is effective treatment.
Ask about their infection control training. A minimum of 30 hours is advisable.
The school should be teaching Canada Health Standards and Guidelines or their provincial standards and guidelines if they exist. Alberta and Ontario have provincial standards.
Documented procedures, describing cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing and biological spore testing processes is essential.
Sterilization methods may vary from municipality to municipality.
Or Certified Clinical Electrologist. (C.C.E.)
A Certified Professional Electrologist is one who has paid to sit for a specialized registered and closely governed examination, and by passing with high marks, has earned the right to use the designations, Certified Professional Electrologist, (C.P.E.) or Certified Clinical Electrologist. (C.C.E.)
C.E. – “Certified Electrologist” Designation received from Swanson’s Canadian Institute of Electrolysis after graduating from their 500 hour electrolysis course curriculum.
C.P.E. – “Certified Professional Electrologist” & C.C.E. – “Certified Clinical Electrologist” Both designations awarded to an ‘Electrologist’ of 5 years or longer, has paid to sit for these specialized, registered and closely governed examinations by a third party and by passing one or both of these examinations with high marks, earns the right to use the designations of C.P.E. and/or C.C.E.
R.D.T. – “Registered Dermal Therapist” Designation received from COPE NATIONAL after a member Electrologist of 5 years or longer has paid to sit this specialized, registered examination and by passing with high marks, earns the right to use the credential of Registered Dermal Therapist (R.D.T.).
Canadian Organization of Professional Electrologists (COPE)
TEL: +1 800-229-9262
Head Office: 102 Breckenridge Ave, Lundbreak, AB T0K 1H0
COPE’s Google My Business Listing
Canadian Organization of Professional Electrologists (COPE) Membership Chairperson Triva Baker, CE 2797 Oakridge Cres. Prince George, B.C. V2K 3Y2 Tel: 1 (250) 692-6879
The Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Inc. (SCMHR) scmhr.org
Association des professionnels en électrolyse et soins esthétiques du Québec (APESEQ) apeseq.ca