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Suzanne Anderer: 



Illinois School of Electrology



Permanent Hair Removal



8206 West Woodvale Road

Frankfort, Illinois 60423

(815) 469-0050





 School Catalog




Certificate of Approval To Operate Issued By

The Illinois State Superintendent of Education

100 North First Street

Springfield, Illinois 62777 







Revised December 2010






Electrolysis (e-lek-tral-i-sis) is permanent hair removal. Educated  consumers now challenge the electrology industry. The electrologist of  today must develop techniques utilizing information developed over 125  years ago and include computerized state of the art techniques.  Important values used in determining a competent electrologist would  include being: logical, consistent, predictable and verifiable in  explaining and offering treatment.




Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology is  committed to providing clinical experience and theory necessary to  maximize the practical and academic growth of each student. Graduates  can best meet the needs of the electrolysis industry by incorporating  these six techniques in their practice:


Inverted Micro Flash
Multiple Needle
AC/DC ~ Single/Multiple Needle                                               


In addition to classroom lecture and clinical demonstations, all  students receive personal one-on-one instruction. Specialized  audio/visual aids, along with a library of journals, texts and articles  are available to students. Photo documentation which illustrates the  efficient effects of treatment are provided.  


Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology emphasizes preparation for the National Board Certification in its  training program. While the school does not guarantee successful  attainment of certification, most who participate in national exams have  successful completion rates.  



Graduates may opt to maintain contact with Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology by participating  in continuing education programs that enable  professional electrologists to remain current with trends and  technology.  




History of the School


Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology was founded on May 28, 1982 in Frankfort, Illinois after receiving  approval from the Illinois State Board of Education in the private  business and vocational unit. Since inception, the school has graduated  over 250 participants.


The school is comprised of two (2) classrooms which are equipped with  epilators, lamps, tables and supplies and instruction charts. A business  office, waiting room, and restroom are also available. Each room is  well-lighted and climate controlled. Ample free parking is provided.


Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology maintains its approval from the Illinois State Board of Education.


About the Director


Suzanne Anderer, the school’s director and primary instructor, became  involved with the electrology industry over 22 years ago. As a  practicing electrologist, Ms. Anderer received National Board  Certification by the American Electrology Association (AEA) as a  Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) in 1986. She has also been  certified by the Society of Clinical Medical Electrologists (CCE). Ms.  Anderer has AEA-IBEC approval to offer CEU lectures on numerous field  related topics. Suzanne Anderer has lectured on numerous electrology  related topics for national conventions and state electrology  associations.


In addition to the Director, Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology currently retains three instructors.           




Levels of Instruction


Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology offers three levels of student instruction: Basic, Managerial and Refresher.


Basic Electrology Training Objectives

        overview), hygiene and sanitation.




Instructor Course Objectives



Refresher Electrology Training Objectives




Program Hours

Program scheduling is determined at registration. Full time students  attend classes a minimum of 32 hours per week. Part-time students attend  classes less than 32 hours per week.




Level 1 Curriculum


Professional ethics
  • Standards of practice
  • Identifies mechanisms for measurement of competent professional practice
  • Provides a means to establish accountability for practioner performance to public.

Causes of Hair problems
  • Structure and dynamics of hair and skin
  • Practical analysis of hair and skin consultations

Neurology and Angiology
  • Factors in controlling pain

Microbiology and Infection Control Standards
  • Implementing infection control standards

Principles of Electricity and Equipment
  • Defining electrical terms and applying electrical principles to electrology

  • Assessing AC current and it’s ability to achieve permanent hair removal.

The Blend
  • Assessing combined AC/DC current to achieve permanent hair removal.

The Needle
  • Understanding needles in their use as both probe and electrode.

Areas of treatment;
  • General treatment procedures
  • Developing a practice
  • Interview preparation.












Theory                150                                                                                                     
Clinical                 200
Total                  350



Electroloysis, Thermoloysis and The Blend, by Arthur Hinkle (1968: Arroway Publishing), Electrolysis Exam Review by John Fantz (1986: Laurel Publishing), and The Blend Method, Michael Bono (1995: Tortoise Press) are required texts and included in the student kit.  



Level 2 Curriculum

Contemporary Electrology Principles
  • Electrolosys – an overview and recommendations
  • History of electrolysis
  • Skin and hair follicle anatomy and growth
  • Hair growth table
  • Indications for hair removal
  • Precautions, pre-shaving and pre-treatment care

Advanced Clinical
  • Electrolysis insertion
  • Adding treatment energy to insertion
  • Practice pointers and good work habits
  • Electrolysis procedure
  • Galvanic electrolysis, step-by-step
  • Thermolysis, step-by-step
  • The Blend, step-by-step
  • Kobayashi=Yamada insulated needle thermolysis
  • Electrolysis aftercare
  • Electricity and its tissue effects in electrolysis
  • Reducing sensation in electrolysis
  • Electrolysis side effects – occurrence and prevention
  • Regrowth afer electrolysis
  • Positioning and specific body regions

Post Treatment Data
  • Cleaniliness, hygiene and sterilization
  • Electrolysis machines and equpment
  • The electrolysis consultation
  • Client questions and practical treatment considerations
  • Professionalism
  • Temporary methods of hair removal
  • Endocrine system, hormones, excess hair
  • Practice opportunies and wages for electrologists
  • Establishing an electrolysis facility
  • Record keeping and charting
  • Electrolysis organizations and information sources
  • Electrolysis standards, training, regulations and licensure






Theory        50                                                                      
Clinical         200

Total          250


Cosmetic Medical Electrolysis & Contemporary Hair Removal by  R.N. Richards, M.D, G.E. Meharg R.N. (1977: Medric LTD) is a required  text for the Level 2 curriculum and is included in the student kit.



Instructor Curriculum


Perspectives on Teaching
Theories of Learning
  • Behavioristic approaches to learning

  • External motivational practices
  • Other forms of motivation

Instructional Planning
  • Planning concepts in cosmetology education
  • Outcomes of instruction – Goals and objectives
  • Cosmetology curriculum
  • Course of study
  • Unit of instruction
  • Lesson planning

Instructional Materials and Teaching Aids
  • Considerations in the selection of materials and aids
  • Types of instructional materials and aids
  • Process for the selection of materials and aids
  • Teacher-made instructional materials

Methods of Instruction
  • Oral presentation methods
  • Group processes
  • Hands-on approaches
  • Individualized instruction
  • Media approaches to instruction

Constructing and Evaluating Classroom Tests
  • What to test or what to teach?
  • Preparing the test
  • Analyzing the results of classroom tests
  • Other approaches to performance evaluation

Behavior Management
  • Organization and planning
  • Prevention and control of misconduct
  • Coping with chronic misbehavior

Preparing for the Future
  • Preparing for the state examination
  • Asessment and improvement of personal performance
  • Getting the job you want









Total           120                                                              





Admission Requirements


Interview w/admissions director
Good Vision (corrective lenses)
Minimum 18 years of age
High school graduate or (G.E.D.) *
Hepatitis B & C vaccination optional but strongly recommended
Level 1                    






*In lieu of diploma or G.E.D, an applicant may take an Ability to  Benefit test, administered by the Admissions office. Test results and an  interview with the School’s Director will determine the applicant’s  acceptance.


C – Meet the requirements of the state in which they expect to teach.


D – Minimum five years experience in practice.  



Certificate of Completion Requirements


To receive a certificate of completion from the school, students must  complete the required hours of instruction with a grade point average of  75% or better. Grading is as follows:  


90 - 100   
80 – 89
75 – 79
74 – 0
Above Average


Upon completion of each lesson, students must pass a wrtten test with a  grade of 75% or better before moving on the the next lesson. Theory is  70% of the student grade point average.

Students are evaluated on participation, clinical skills, personal  appearance, conduct, and client rapport. Performance is assessed on a  timely basis. Clinical skills are 30% of the students total grade point  average. Students performing at an unacceptable level may be asked to  repeat the program.


All tuition and fees due to the school must be paid.



Student Kit


The student kit includes a case, lab coat, epilation supplies, and three required text books.



Payment Schedule


The registration fee is due when the application is submiited. The tuition down


payment is due on or prior to the first day of class, with the balance  payable in three installments. Installments are due between the first  and fifth of each month. Payments must be made in a reasonable fashion  or enrollment will be terminated. Payments received after the fifth of  the month are subject to a $15.00 late. Payments may be made by check,  cash or Money Order.


Students with medical or cosmetology backgrounds may, upon successful  testing, eliminate theory instruction and apply additional time to  clinical practice. Students are expected to practice epilation on one  another. Additional models will be available.  



Tuition and Fees


COURSE/ HOURS                                     

Level 1350 hours

Level 2600 hours

Refresher40 hours

Instructor120 hours





+ $425
Student Kit Fee

+ $175
Student Kit Fee

+ $225
Student Kit Fee

+ $225
Student Kit Fee


due on or before first
day of class

due on or before first
day of class

Full payment

due on or before first
day of class

Full payment due on or
before first day of class


due in three monthly


due in three monthly











Includes a $100.00 Registration Fee and student kit. The student kit includes texts, study guides and epilation supplies.


Completion of Levels 1 and 2 meets the 600 hours licensure requirement in the State of Illinois.


All hourly training fees are based on a rate of $15.00 per hour.


Due to the variation in licensure requirements in each state, specific  student needs will be determined during the interview with the school’s  director.



Refund Policy








Percentage of days in class

completed by student at

notice of cancellation.

In excess of 5% - 10%
In excess of 10% - 15%
In excess of 15% - 20%
In excess of 20% - 25%
In excess of 25% - 30%
In excess of 30% - 35%
In excess of 35% - 40%
In excess of 40% - 45%
In excess of 45% - 50%
In excess of 50% - 55%
In excess of 55% - 60%
In excess of 60% - 65%
In excess of 65% - 70%
In excess of 70% - 75%
  In excess of 75% - 80%   
Percentage of tuition and other

instructional charges which may be

retained by the school.



Rules and Regulations (All Levels)




Students are expected to be on time, and attend class regularly. The  school must be notified of any absense on or before scheduled class  time. Extended absences must be made up at the end of the course. For  example, if the student misses five days of classes, an additional five  days must be completed at the end of the course.


Three or more tardies in a five-day period will be counted as a day  absent and will require a day of make-up class time. Three unexcused  absences is cause for dismissal. Make-up time is assessed at a pro-rated  charge of $15.00 per hour.




Students wishing to withdraw from any program must notify the school in writing and state the reason (s) for leaving.





Students will be terminated for:


Conditions for re-entry



Re-entry is be permitted after counseling and an interview with the Director.



Policy Statement



Good hygiene is essential; students must be neat and clean in  appearance. Clean white lab coats and close-toed white shoes are worn as  uniforms. No gym shoes are permitted.






Students may smoke outside during breaks, only.






The school is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving (and the following day) and Christmas Day.






The Director is available by appointment for student counseling. Areas  of counseling may include, for example: academics, drugs and finances.






Whenever possible, the school will assist out-of-town students with  housing. However, each student must negotiate assistance on an  individual basis.




Continuing Education Modules


Continuing education modules are offered at a fee of $125.00 per module.  Each module consists of eight hours of instruction. The fee includes a  non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.


Job Placement


Periodically, the Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology receives request for graduate placement. Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology will make every effort to assist potential employers and graduates seeking positions. However, Suzanne Anderer: Illinois School of Electrology cannot guarantee placement of any kinds.  



Disclosure of Educational Records


Student records will be released with the student’s written consent. A  note of release will be kept in the student file, indicating the name,  date and authorization for releasing information. 


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