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Types of licenses issued to individuals by Nebraska:

  • Electrologist: Provides permanent hair removal by using an electrical current.
  • Electrology Instructor: Teaches electrolysis.

NOTE: To practice electrology in Nebraska, you must hold a NEBRASKA license. Nebraska does not license electrology establishments or electrology schools. 

Please read the application instructions carefully as they provide additional information on requirements to obtain a license.


Applications, Requirements & Fees



For details, please see the regulations and statutes. Also see the instructions on the application form.

Fee Information

Examination Information

National Examination:

In Nebraska, applicants for an initial license are required to take the NIC written examination which satisfies both written and practical examination requirements (there is NO hands-on practical exam).

PSI will administer the computer-based examination at sites in Nebraska as well as other locations throughout the United States.

To apply for the examination, you MUST submit a complete license application to the Department.

When the department accepts your application, we will send you an authorization letter advising that you are eligible to take the examination and will provide the PSI phone number and web site address to register. NOTE: Nebraska requires the test to be administered in English.

For additional information, you may download a Candidate Information Bulletin regarding payment procedures, scheduling process, cancellation policy, examination locations, etc. at www.psiexams.com

Results: You will be given same-day results. The testing company will send an official score report to the Department. Within 5-10 days from receipt of the official score report, the department will notify applicants of licensure or denial.

Re-Testing: Applicants who are not successful in passing the examination may retake the exam using their current authorization letter until it expires. The applicant will be required to pay the examination fee for the computer-based examination each time the test is taken.

Renewal Requirements, Reinstatement & Continuing Education

Renewal Dates and Number of CE Hours

  • Electrologist: 7/31 of odd years, 8 hours
  • Instructor: 7/31 of odd years, 8 hours

Requirements: Please see the regulations.


To reinstate from either inactive or expired status, you must:

  • Meet the continuing education requirement (eight hours) earned within the prior 24 months
  • Submit a complete reinstatement application and renewal/reinstatement fees as listed on the reinstatement application. Hours taken to reinstate your license can also be used to renew your license at the end of that renewal period so you are not required to have additional hours for renewal. 

To request a reinstatement application, contact the Licensure Unit at (402) 471-4920 or dhhs.licensure2117@nebraska.gov

Office of Behavioral Health and Consumer Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit 
Phone Number
(402) 471-2117
Fax Number
(402) 742-1106
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Electrology

PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South

14th & M Streets, 3rd Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.