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MA BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF ELECTROLOGISTS - OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
CONDUCTS RANDOM AUDIT
ELECTROLOGISTS FIND YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL UNITS AKA CEU'S


COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
 BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF ELECTROLOGISTS - OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Electrologist, Electrology Instructor, Electrolysis Schools
239 Causeway Street Suite 500
Boston, Massachusetts 02144

IN THIS ARTICLE
BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF ELECTROLOGISTS - OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
CONDUCTS RANDOM AUDIT
 ELECTROLOGISTS TO FIND YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL UNITS AKA CEU'S
EDUCATIONAL DILEMMA IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS?
PRESTIGE ELECTROLYSIS SUPPLY TO THE RESCUE



Authored By Kimberly Williams, R.E., Dean
Author, Editor & Publisher of Boston Electrolysis Journal© & The Five Star Electrologist©
Massachusetts Licensed & Registered Electrologist
America's First Computer Electrology-Electrolysis Specialist©
Guest Lecturer AT Harvard Medical School From 1983 to 1987
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Recently in the last three months over or about 175 or more Massachusetts Licensed and Registered Electrologists in and outside of the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts including myself opened their mail box and found that pretty blue piece of paper attached with their license renewal that read. This notice is Important -Please Read, It said, "The Board Of Electrology (Board) is writing to inform you that you are being audited to demonstrate compliance with the Continuing Education Units (CEU'S) requirements for your license renewal.

Additionally the  Massachusetts Board of Registration Electrologists document stated, "That if you did not complete 10 CEU'S your license and registration as an electrologist could be suspended or revoked." In addition the Massachusetts Board Of Professional Licensure has been conducting random surprise audits and if your one of the electrologists that occasionally go on line to check your license status and it reads "Selected For Audit” you would have found out a week or two sooner prior to your written notification. In essence this means the Massachusetts Board Of Registration of Electrologists states, "Is verifying that your continuing education has been completed or renewal application needs Board approval.”

Furthermore the Massachusetts Board of Registration Electrologists stated, "Electrologists shall complete 10 CEU'S by July 31, 2007 as a prerequisite to certification as stated 238 CMR: Board Of Registration Electrologists, 401: Certificate Renewal.

Additionally the Board Stated, "That this is a random audit that you must complete 10 CEU'S by submitting copies of certificates or other appropriate information from training courses that you satisfactorily completed during this time period."  Documentation should be sent to the Board Of Electrology, 239 Causeway Street, Boston MA 02144 by July31, 2007. " From there they again state, "Failure to submit proof of completion of CEU requirements by the above date 7/31/07 may result in the revocation or suspension of your license."

For your information in the last six weeks I received over 24 phone calls from distressed and worried self-employed electrologists that did not know where to find the correspondence courses, tests and examinations approved by Massachusetts State Board of Electrologists. Electrologists that did check the online status prior to being notified by snail-mail by the Massachusetts State Board of Electrologists had about 4 to 6 weeks pre-notification that something was afoot other than that most electrologists up for renewal where caught flat-footed? Those who left their names and email addresses where contacted and referred to Prestige Electrolysis Supply.

Additionally the Boards request of completing 10 CEU'S by July 31, 2007 did not provide electrologists to much time to locate courses and examinations. Additionally many electrologists who are being randomly audited where quite stunned to say the least that the Massachusetts Board Of Electrologists did not list nor make any recommendations as to where an electrologist could locate, find or take a correspondence CEU'S known as Continuing Educational Units. One other item the only remaining electrology school in Massachusetts The Electrology Institute of New England has booked all it's CEU courses at the rate of $30.00 per hour. This means if you need 10 CEU'S it could be quite expensive to say to attend school in addition you must take time off to travel and commute which means loss time from work and family. To help electrologists out there I have listed the approved correspondence CEU courses sold at Prestige Electrolysis Supply that you can do your exams at home or your office.

Out of state electrologists especially ones like myself who reside in The Great State Of Arizona where we do not have legislated electrolysis laws are left in an educational "Twilight Zone" otherwise known as a void. On the other hand it is my opinion that electrologists who involve themselves with volunteered educational electrolysis publications should have their contributions to the profession taken into consideration. Nonetheless senior electrologists 55 and older should have the option of six-months pre-notification or an extension to take time to evaluate literary and public contributions to  the profession into consideration.

Well no matter what the CEU'S had to be taken care of or else. Well it took quite a bit of time for me to track down where I could find some courses however a referral from my good friend Dr. Myron Heimlich owner Texas Electrolysis Supply referred me to Prestige Electrolysis Supply.

Well I called Prestige Electrolysis Supply and talked to Kim first and Susan second who referred me to Jane Leahy, R.E. who is the owner of Prestige Electrolysis plus she manages the "Educational Department” herself.  My first question asked do you have correspondence courses that are accepted by the Massachusetts State Board Of Electrologists for Continuing Education Units also known as CEU'S?  She replied with the magic words and said, "Yes we do”.  Well a few more questions and I gave her my Visa Card and because of time constraints I chose overnight delivery. The next day the the exams arrived and after looking at the first four exams they had 25 questions each that where multiple-choice questions and one had 35 questions. Over the next few days with breaks in between patients I completed the exams. After that all I had to do was make a Fax cover sheet with the serial number for each examination. Examination serial numbers have to be on the answer sheet provided you when you send your examinations back  to Jane Leahy of Prestige Electrolysis Supply to be graded. Professionally speaking I recommend that you consider borrowing or buying the complete recommended DVD and Video/Cassette and view them before you start.

Well after completing my examinations I faxed them that night and called them the next day at 12-noon Arizona time to confirm that that where received. Well I was transferred to Jane Leahy who informed me that I passed all the exams. She than stated that my "Certificate Of Completion" for all five examinations where already in the mail. Three days later it arrived. Let may say this there is nothing better than, prompt professional first class service and Prestige Electrolysis Supply service is exemplary in addition to providing a much-needed valuable service.

That Finishing Touch

That finishing touch is to mail your certification To the Board of Electrology and your renewal to the Board of Professional Licensure. However I will say this when sending your Certificate Of Completion and license renewal make sure and always send both of them "Certified Return Receipt.” In addition make sure you read the Blue Sheet that came in the mail and also go online to the read rules and regulations as to how you should mail and describe the courses you completed with their serial numbers. Use this link 238 CMR 4.00: Continuing Education to read the Massachusetts Board Of Rules and Regulations.

Well in the end everything turned out just fine and some of the questions on the examination where a  tad-bit of a brainteaser here and there nonetheless some of the questions where tricky. However I recommend when taking your examination go with your first answers and than put a question mark on the ones that are worded funny. Do the exams a second and third time and more until you feel comfortable with your answers. In addition for electrologists that only do short-Wave I strongly advise you to do some reading on Blend and Galvanic courses that's in the DVD'S.  Also they have an exam titled Guidelines '97-'98 I recommend that your purchase the $4.00 booklet that comes with the course because it's an excellent study guide and aide.

One last item this examination and its costs plus being able to watch the DVD'S on your office computer so you do not have to do allot of running around taking or looking for CEU'S aka Continuing Educational Units are recommended time-savers that are priced right. Please scroll down further to read the complete information provided buy Prestige Electrolysis Supply.


Thank you for your time and attention.

Kimberly Williams, R.E., Dean Boston School Of Electrolysis


BELOW IS PRESTIGE ELECTROLYSIS SUPPLY INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CEU COURSES AND PRICES

Call prestige electrolysis at 1-800-783-7403 about Continuing Education or go online for Prestige Electrolysis Supply


Prestige Electrolysis Supply offers 4 DVD's/Videos and 1 brochure that have been approved for continuing education units (CEU's). The DVD's/Videos and brochure were produced by Electrolysis Research Institute and written by Dr. James Schuster, a world recognized electrolysis researcher and board certified dermatologist. EACH video and brochure has been granted 0.3 CEU's or 3 hours of continuing education.

In order to obtain you continuing education credits, you must buy or borrow one of the DVD's/videos or brochure and buy a corresponding Test Packet. Read, view and review as necessary the specific material and then take the 25 to 35 questions test. Mail or Fax your completed test a material to the Electrolysis Research Institute for grading and 70% is passing. Upon passing the test, you will receive a Personalized Certificate of Continuing Education for the CEU's with corresponding serial numbers for each course that you have earned in addition a duplicate copy is to send to your governing board or association.

DVD/VIDEO

Complications, Side Effects and Tissue Injury in Electrolysis
Explains all the side effects and complications of electrolysis based on concepts of tissue injury. Some of the topics discussed include bleeding, bruising, petechiae, numbness, pitting, brown spots, white spots, electrode rash and many more.

EV0188D DVD  39.00    
EV0188A VHS  39.00    
CEC0COM  Test Packet  11.00

Thermolysis

Explains thermolysis in a way that textbooks cannot duplicate. Shows actual destruction of hair follicles. All the important variables such as intensity, timing, depth of insertion, probe diameter probe type, and pulsing will be discussed. High frequency blowout and current density is also discussed.


EV0889D   DVD   39.00   
EV0889A   VHS   39.00  
CEC0THR Test Packet   11.00


Blend Electrolysis

You will see Blend Electrolysis in action and Hydrogen Bubble Enhanced High Frequency Blowout. In addition, all variables will be discussed including Timing, Intensity, Depth of insertion, Probe Type, Probe Diameter and Pulsing, Simultaneous/Sequential Application and what modality to use first.

EV0893D   DVD   39.00   
EV0893A   VHS   39.00  
CEC0BLD Test Packet  11.00

Galvanic Electrolysis

You will see actual hair follicles dissolved by lye. You will also see how the pattern of lye changes with variables such as Timing, Intensity, Depth of Insertion, etc. You will have a much better insight into the effects of Galvanic electrolysis as used in the Blend and Straight Electrolysis.

EV0490D   DVD   39.00 
EV0490A   VHS   39.00  
CEC0GAL Test Packet   11.00

Guidelines '97-‘98

Have you ever wondered what advice to give clients when they present specific and unique conditions? Dr. Schuster explains how electrolysis is affected by conditions such as Retin A, Accutane, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Dermabrasion, Tetracycline antibiotics, lasers and more.

BKG9798   Brochure   3.95  
CEC0GDL   Test Packet   11.00

SPECIAL Buy 3 or more DVDS or videos and pay 29.95 each. Buy 2 test packets at 9.25 each; 3 test packets at 8.75 each; 4 test packets at 8.25; 5 test packets at 7.75 each

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