Business Answers About Licensed Facilities
On this page:
- Do I need a license to practice electrology?
- How do I apply for a license to practice electrology?
- How soon can I open or how soon do I get my license after an application is submitted?
- How much does a license to practice electrology cost?
- What is the minimum age of the person receiving electrology services?
- Are licenses transferable to other people?
- Can I transfer my out-of-state license to Maine?
- Do I need any special training or certification to practice electrology?
- Who is my district health inspector?
- How do I request an inspection?
- How soon can I get an inspection?
- Who do I speak with if I have technical questions about the requirements to practice electrology?
- What other regulations do I need to be aware of to practice electrology?
- Where can I find the electrology rules?
A Department of Health and Human Services license is required for the practice of electrology.
You may download an application or call the Health Inspection Program’s main line at 207-287-5671 for a hard copy.
The application requires you to provide information about the applicants name, home and mailing address, copy of a certificate indicating satisfactory completion of a 600 hour course of instruction in a school of electrology and provides the department with a notarized copy of certificate of completion from that school of electrology, and a copy of a high school diploma or evidence of equivalent education. You must provide a copy a water test if you use a well as a water supply, and a copy of your septic system’s design if you are not on a public sewer.
Once the district health inspector has given approval for you to operate your establishment, within 30 days of receipt of a complete application, if there are no outstanding issues, the Health Inspector will inform the Licensing Clerk to issue your license. This generally is within a week once the Health Inspector informs the Licensing Clerk.
Please refer to the fee table located within the application.
There are no minimum age requirements.
No. Health Inspection Program licenses are not transferable between individuals.
The Department of Health and Human Services accepts reciprocity of out-of-state licenses. You must provide the Department with evidence that you have at least 3 years experience as an electrologist, and notarized copies of the license or registration from the issuing state.
All persons licensed to practice electrology must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have completed a 600 hour course of instruction in electrology, and pass an inspection.
You may call the Health Inspection Program main line at 207-287-5671 to find out who the inspector is for your town, or view a list.
Once your application has been submitted, your district health inspector will be in contact with you to set up a pre-operational inspection.
If you need a routine inspection, you may contact the district health inspector directly.
This depends on the Health Inspectors schedule as inspections are prioritized. Once the Health Inspector has completed your inspection and given approval to operate, you may operate your establishment. You do not need to wait for the license as your inspection with the approval of the inspector is written on the report. You will generally receive your license within a week after approval. By statute the Health Inspection Program shall issue a license within 30 days of receipt of a complete application, if the establishment is found to comply with rules adopted by the Department.
Your district health inspector can assist you with these questions. You may call the Health Inspection Program main line at 207-287-5671 to find out who the inspector is for your town.
Other regulations which may affect the practice of electrology include, but are not limited to, but are not limited to, the Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules; the Drinking Water Rules; the Life Safety Code; the Internal Plumbing Rules; and those of the Fire Marshall’s Office.
You should also check with your local municipal officials to see if there are local zoning issues or permits that you must obtain before operating your establishment.
The Rules for the Practice of Electrology can be downloaded from our website, or we can mail you a hard copy. Download a copy of the Rules.