Electrolysis Training

Train as an Electrologist.

COPE is a leader in the principles and practice of permanent hair removal. We are a nationally recognized association that upholds the Health Canada Standards and guidelines in all Provinces across the country.

Requirements to be an Electrologist Student?

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.

What is included in your electrolysis course?

Electrolysis is unregulated in Canada and in some parts of the USA.  It is important to realize that all private electrolysis schools are free enterprises.

A comprehensive course will have three main components, theory, practical and assessments/examination.

What are the minimum hours of training required?

A minimum of 300 hour training is advised and is currently recommended for membership.

How detailed is your training on infection control?

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.

Is your school affiliated with any electrolysis associations?


CE – Certified Electrologist

A Certified Electrologist (C.E.) is the designation given to students who have completed a comprehensive 500 hour training program from a certified instructor in Canada. Students learn 300 hours of Theory and 200 hours of Practical hands on training. Students are required to pass a written examination to earn a highly regarded C.E. designation – established in 1974.

Your clients can be assured that with a C.E. designation, the electrologist will be up to date with all Health Canada Standards and Guidelines as well as their provincial standards and guidelines. The electrologist will be adequately trained to provide quality treatment to clients for permanent hair removal.

CPE – Certified Professional Electrologist

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.)

CCE – 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.

Canadian Electrolysis Schools

Canadian Electrolysis Schools

* COPE National is not affiliated with any schools or training institutions. *

This list is evolving as we receive new and up-to-date information.

If you see an error or would like to see your school listed here, please contact us.