Texas is an unlicensed state for electrology, so anyone can practice without state regulation. That is why it is so important to be a member of the AEA and TAPE. Being a member of these professional organizations lets clients and potential clients know you are serious about your profession and that you uphold standards.
Membership in the association is open to all electrologists who have successfully completed training, and provide documentation attesting that they have completed the required hours of instruction in theory and practice.
TAPE is an Affiliate of AEA (www.electrology.com). As a TAPE member, you automatically get all the membership privileges of the AEA.