Oklahoma Administrative Code
Title 435 - State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Chapter 40 - Registered Electrologists
Section 435:40-1-6 - Curriculum of study and internship requirements
435:40-1-6. Curriculum of study and internship requirements
(1) Applicants for licensure as registered electrologists shall successfully complete a minimum of six months curriculum of study and internship established by the Board.
(2) The preceptorship shall include successful completion of a minimum of 600 hours of study and clinical practice under the direct supervision of a preceptor.
At least 300 hours of the training must be conducted on-site and in-person at the training facility.
(b) Preceptors. Except as provided in (c) below:
(1) Preceptors shall be registered electrologists approved by the Board.
(2) The preceptor must be licensed to practice electrolysis in the state of Oklahoma and must have actively practiced in the state for at least four years (at least two years immediately prior to beginning as a preceptor). The Board may reduce or waive this requirement at the recommendation of the Committee.
(3) Preceptors shall make training facilities available for inspection upon request by members of the Board, the Committee or their representative.
(4) Preceptors shall teach equipment in good working condition, as verified by submission of the equipment manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule and proof of continued compliance with that schedule. Submittals shall be on forms approved by the Board and reviewed by the Committee for acceptability.
(5) Hygienic practices must conform to the Oklahoma Infection Control Standards for Electrologists.
(c) Out-of-State Applicants for Licensure. An applicant for licensure who holds a current
license in good standing from another state, and who has received electrolysis study and internship of at least 600 hours may receive credit for the preceptorship requirement by providing sufficient proof of training and apprenticeship or internship program from the licensing state, based on the Committee's recommendation to the Board of the program's equivalency to the requirements for licensure in Oklahoma and the Board's approval of the program. An out-of-state preceptorship, apprenticeship or internship program may be approved by the Board under the following conditions:
(1) The applicant must provide a copy of the Curriculum of Study to the Board and the
Curriculum of Study must be the equivalent of that required in Oklahoma, as recommended by the Committee and approved by the Board.
(2) The preceptor must be licensed or registered in electrolysis in the State where the preceptorship was completed by applicant and have been actively practicing in the field for at least four years, with at least two of those years coming immediately prior to becoming the preceptor. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Board.
(3) All other requirements for licensure must be met by the applicant.
[Source: Amended at 13 Ok Reg 2693, eff 6-27-96; Amended at 14 Ok Reg 2663, eff 6-26-97; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 1056, eff 5-14-04; Amended at 24 Ok Reg 2712, eff 7-26-07; Amended at 24 Ok Reg 1727, eff 5-4-07 through 7-14-08 (emergency)1 ; Amended at 31 Ok Reg 1979, eff 9-12-14]
EDITOR'S NOTE: 1 This emergency action expired without being superseded by a permanent action. Upon expiration of an emergency amendatory action, the last effective permanent text is reinstated. Therefore, on 7-15-08 (after the 7-14-08 expiration of the emergency action), the text of 435:40-1-6 reverted back to the permanent text that became effective 7-26-07, as was last published in the 2007 OAC Supplement, and remained as such until amended by permanent action on 9-12-14.